LAUSD reaches tentative agreement with Teamsters 572
LA School Report | December 4, 2014
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LA Unified and Teamsters Local 572, the union which represents school administrative assistants and several other school supervisory staff groups, have reached a tentative new agreement.
The three-year agreement includes a number of items, including changes to some food service practices, allowing employees to participate in a semi-monthly pay cycle, the creation of an advisory committee on “respectful treatment” and inclusion of religious creed language to the non-discrimination article, according to a LA Unified press release.
“This supplemental agreement provides important job protections and opportunities for the members of Unit S,” said Vivian Ekchian, chief labor negotiator for LA Unified, in the release. “Both teams worked diligently and efficiently to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion.”
The two sides had previously reached an agreement on salary. The new agreement still needs to be approved by unit members and the school board.
“We are looking forward to presenting this tentative agreement to our members for ratification,” Adriana Salazar Avila, business representative from Teamsters Local 572, said in the release. “Although we did not reach an agreement on every proposal, the committee members were confident they are working with an organization that is committed to continue working on these items without the need for a contractual requirement to do so. We are confident that our membership will feel the same.”