LA Unified, trades union reach agreement on three-year deal
LA School Report | February 26, 2015
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The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreement with the union on a new labor agreement.
No, not that union
The district and Unit E, Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Trades Council, which represents 1,300 electricians, plumbers, carpenters, roofers and other skilled workers, have agreed to terms on a three-year deal that includes a lump-sum payment of 2 percent for the 2013-14 school year and salary increases of 2 percent in 2014-15, 2 percent in 2015-16 and 2.5 percent in 2016-17.
“I want to thank the Building and Trades Council for their professionalism and dedication to our students,” Roger Finstad, LAUSD’s Director of Maintenance and Operations, said in a statement. “This agreement not only allows us to attract and keep the very best and well-trained employees, it strengthens and prioritizes maintenance and repair services to those school communities who need it the most.”
Chris Hannan, Business Representative for the Trades Council, said the deal “brings in a fair and competitive wage structure to our members and will attract high-quality apprentices to the District. It is a true win-win and we look forward to bringing this tentative agreement to our membership for ratification.”
The agreement will go into effect upon ratification by unit members and adoption by the Board of Education.