Union wins $15 minimum wage for L.A. schools' service workers

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Service Employees International Union, Local 99, represents 33,000 of the lowest-paid employees in the nation's second-largest district, including custodians, teaching assistants, security aides and cafeteria workers. Some made $8 an hour last year.

The union hailed both the local and broader impact.

"This historic agreement sets a new standard for ending poverty in our schools," said Local 99 Executive Director Courtni Pugh. "This will be felt in school districts across Los Angeles and across the country."

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