Tentative Agreement Reached Between Schools and Teamsters Local 572

LOS ANGELES (June 22, 2012) - The Los Angeles Unified School District announced today a tentative agreement with a union that represents thousands of supervisors, requiring them to take 10 unpaid days in the upcoming school year. Terms of the deal still must be ratified by the Teamsters Local 572, Unit S, and adopted by the Board of Education.

The negotiation represented the seventh labor agreement the District has announced within the past month, seeking to save jobs and to relieve pressure on the budget for the upcoming school year.

“I’m grateful for the Teamsters’ decision that conserves District jobs and allows our students to continue their education with every resource we can possibly use,” said John Deasy, the District’s Superintendent. “With this agreement, we took action together with our labor partners during these extraordinary tough economic times.”

Terms of the latest agreement – which would bring approximately $5.7 million in furlough income to the District -- calls for union members to take one unpaid, furlough day per month during the school year, totaling 10 days between July 2012 and June 2013. In return, the two sides were able to save jobs amid a gloomy forecast for public school funding.

The number of required furlough days could decrease if Gov. Jerry Brown’s statewide intuitive for public education passes in November, Deasy said, softening the economic sting for employees.