Joint Statement from SCUSD and SEIU Regarding Compensation

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The 鶹Ƶ City Unified School District (SCUSD) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 1021 have reached an agreement to close out contract reopener negotiations for the previous 2022-2023 school year. 

This historic agreement demonstrates the significant value that SCUSD places on retaining and recruiting the finest classified staff to support our students, teachers and facilities. It also ensures that SEIU unit members will be elevated to a salary that is more reflective of their immense value to the District.

The agreement includes the following compensation increases:

  • 10% ongoing salary increase for all SEIU unit members retroactive to July 1, 2022.
     
  • Additional 6% ongoing salary increase for job classifications identified as difficult-to-fill and retain. This includes a long list of positions covering more than two-thirds of all SEIU membership.
     
  • Effectively establishes an $18/hour minimum wage for SEIU unit members beginning July 1, 2022.
     
  • Establishes a $20/hour minimum wage for SEIU unit members effective July 1, 2024.

“Custodians, bus drivers, instructional aides, food service workers and others represented by SEIU provide vital services that support student learning and well-being,” said SCUSD Board of Education President Chinua Rhodes. “The SCUSD Board is proud that the District and SEIU have reached an agreement on compensation for the 2022-23 school year that recognizes their important role in our school community. This agreement will also help to address our ongoing staffing shortage.”

“We are committed to quickly begin negotiations with SEIU on a successor contract for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years. We also look forward to engaging in successor contract negotiations with our District’s other labor partners,” added Rhodes.

“This is the biggest win for members in the history of SEIU in 鶹Ƶ City Unified. We have lifted up nearly 70% of our members with significant raises,” said Chapter President Karla Faucett.

“SEIU has established a Safety Committee with Enhancements to health and safety provisions, trainings, critical PPE for Central Kitchen, along with Access to IEPs and 504s for Instructional Aides. But the work continues as we immediately return to the table in four weeks to bargain for a whole new successor contract,” added Faucett.

SCUSD and SEIU also pledge to make every reasonable effort to reach a two year successor contract on compensation and several other elements of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 school years by May 31, 2024.