LAUSD office, technical and professional workers will demonstrate at the Local District 7 headquarters, 10616 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles 90017 on Wednesday, June 15 after their work hours – from 4 to 6 pm. Unit members from schools in South Los Angeles will protest their impending layoffs. More than ¾ (three-quarters) of all clerical staff assigned to district schools have been laid off during the past thirty (30 months).
These workers are protesting the impending layoffs of 2966 unit members from a unit that now numbers only 4800 people. Thirty (30) months ago, when massive layoffs began, this unit had 7200 members. They are responsible for all student, employee and fiscal record keeping at more than 1000 district work sites. Fifty percent (50%) of the technical and professional unit members who work in district offices have been cut during those same thirty (30) months.
District funding for trained library staff in elementary school libraries has been eliminated. Many elementary school libraries will shut their doors; some will become school storage rooms. Each elementary school library contains about an average of a $500,000 book inventory. Most district students have limited or no access to books outside of school. School libraries also provide the only internet access for more than half of all district students.
The LAUSD office, technical and professional unit is represented by the California School Employees Association, the largest union nationally of non-teaching (classified) school workers. (http://www.csea.com)
For more information about Wednesday’s protest at LD 7 headquarters, contact Linda Perez at email@example.com or 323/383-6884.
For more information on Library Aide cuts at all LAUSD elementary schools, contact Negotiations Team member Franny Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 323/363-3209.
For all other information contact Connie Moreno, CSEA Labor Rep, at 818/502-3864 or 310/722-3752 or via email at email@example.com.