Sisters and Brothers,
Below are updates to our contract negotiations:
LAUSD: By now all of you should have received your retro money along with the new raises. If not, please let me know immediately at (626) 712-4769. Some of you may have received RIF notices. At this time it is unknown if the District intends to follow through. If anything the District is short on qualified manpower and should be looking to ramp up instead of down. I will keep you posted in the coming weeks.
LA County: As of this writing, the LA County Board of Supervisors has approved our ratified contract. You should have already received your 8 hours of holiday time as well as the $500 bonus. As soon as I have more information about the retro pay, I will inform you. It is important now more than ever to remain strong and in solidarity.
LA City: The LA City Council intends to approve our new contract on Friday August 9th. Once that is complete, the City will begin the process of implementing our raises and retro money. The Retro will cover all hours worked back to October 18, 2018. I thank you for your patience.
MOU 35: Unfortunately, the new MOU 35 contract has still not yet been fully negotiated. IBEW Local 11 is working diligently with the LA/OC Building Trades Council to get the improvements to the contract that you have been asking for. Thank you for your continued support and patience. I am confident that in the end we will have a contract that is worthy of the talents that you all provide to the City on a daily basis.
For further information, please attend our Unit 14 Civil Service meeting which is held every 4th Thursday of the month! If you would like to speak to me directly, please feel free to contact me on my cell phone at (626) 712-4769. Alternatively you can email me directly at email@example.com.
Fraternally, Luis Arida
Civil Service Business Representative
IBEW Local 11