L.A. Unified Reaches Salary Agreement With Unit H

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 2, 2014) – The Los Angeles Unified School District last Thursday agreed to pay increases for Unit H, the Los Angeles School Police Management Association. The 54 members consist mostly of sergeants and lieutenants, which supervise the school police officers. Their raises amount to 6.5 percent over three school years, starting with this fiscal year.

The tentative deal calls for a 2 percent raise for the current 2014-15 school year; 2 percent raise for the 2015-16 school year and a 2.5 percent raise for the 2016-17 school year. In addition, unit members will be eligible to receive performance incentives, as well as payments for their participation in a pilot evaluation process. The union members are expected to vote on Wednesday. The Los Angeles School Board will adopt the agreement at an upcoming meeting.

For union members, this will be their first salary increase after several years of deep budget cuts.

Superintendent John E. Deasy said, “The pay increases represent a thank you to the men and women of the Los Angeles School Police Management Association for their hard work and dedication to the safety of students and staff.”

Chief Labor Negotiator, Vivian Ekchian, said: “I want to congratulate the negotiating team of the Los Angeles School Police Management Association for their hard work and commitment in providing their members with updates to their contract and well-deserved salary increases.”

The District met with United Teachers Los Angeles today and discussed a side-letter related to the My Integrated Student Information System, which provides access to real-time data for teachers and families to monitor student progress. The teachers’ union declined to discuss the subject of salary increases. The next meeting date was set up for September 10, she said.

“I hope that the teachers’ union will soon come to the table prepared to discuss salary increases so their members can also receive these increases,” Ekchian said.