LAUSD office, technical and professional workers will demonstrate at School District headquarters, 333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 14. Unit members from elementary school libraries will rally at 11:30 am at Gratts Elementary School, 309 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles 90017. They will march two blocks to demonstrate in front of the district’s headquarters before entering the School Board meeting at 1 pm.
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. More than ¾ (three-quarters) of all clerical staff assigned to district schools have been laid off during the past thirty (30) months. Fifty (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.
Library Aides will present school board members with over 5000 letters of support from district parents.
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 on Library Aide cuts at all LAUSD elementary schools, contact Negotiations Team member Franny Parrish at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.