L.A. Unified and Teamsters 572 Announce Tentative Agreements

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 3, 2014) – The Los Angeles Unified School District and Unit S, Teamsters Local 572, which represents school administrative assistants, plant managers, food service managers and other supervisory staff, have reached a supplemental successor agreement. 

The two sides earlier reached a salary agreement.

“This supplemental agreement provides important job protections and opportunities for the members of Unit S,” said Vivian Ekchian, chief labor negotiator for L.A. Unified. “Both teams worked diligently and efficiently to bring negotiations to a successful conclusion.”
 
The three-year agreement allows payment to employees, who use their personal vehicle to transport heavy equipment, and changes to certain food services practices. In addition, it permits employees to participate in a pilot of the Classified Growth and Development Cycle, and to participate in implementation of the semi-monthly pay cycle. 
 
The agreement also allows for an advisory committee on respectful treatment and calls for inclusion of religious creed language to the non-discrimination article.
 
“We are looking forward to presenting this tentative agreement to our members for ratification,” said Adriana Salazar Avila, business representative from Teamsters Local 572. “Although we did not reach an agreement on every proposal, the committee members were confident they are working with an organization that is committed to continue working on these items without the need for a contractual requirement to do so. We are confident that our membership will feel the same.”
 
The agreement will go into effect upon ratification by unit members and adoption by the Board of Education.

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