Los Angeles Unified Reaches Tentative Agreement with the Building Trades

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 18, 2019 – The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a tentative agreement with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building Trades Council for 2017-20 featuring a 6 percent salary increase.

“I am pleased to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement with the Los Angeles Unified School District for a three-year contract that provides a 6 percent across the board raise for all of our members,” said Chris Hannan, who serves on the council as the representative for Los Angeles County. “The Building Trades recognize the significant budget constraints facing the Los Angeles Unified School District, and we are committed to working with legislators in Sacramento to secure additional funding for our public schools.”

“The Building Trades are dedicated plumbers, electricians, welders and others who help make our schools great learning environments,” Superintendent Austin Beutner said. “We appreciate the Building Trades’ commitment to working with Los Angeles Unified to call on Sacramento to increase funding for public education.”

The agreement features a 6 percent salary increase that include a 3 percent retroactive salary increase in 2017-18 and 3 percent in 2018-19.

Los Angeles Unified has reached labor agreements with AALA, CSEA, SEIU Local 99 and Teamsters Local 572, and a tentative agreement with the Building Trades, which together represent about 68 percent of the school district’s workforce.