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LAUSD reaches agreement with clerical, office employees union

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The Los Angeles Unified School District has reached a new three-year agreement with the union representing various clerical and office employees, the district announced Monday night.

The agreement with the California School Employees Association Local Chapter 500 includes a 2 percent salary increase in 2014-15, a 2 percent increase in 2015-16 with a living wage adjustment to $13 an hour for those making less than $13 an hour and a 2.5 percent in 2016-17 with a living wage adjustment to $15 an hour for those making less than $15 an hour, according to Thomas Waldman, the Los Angeles Unified School District’s communications director.

Members will receive access to new employee orientation; participation in an evaluation pilot program; improvement in processes through payroll optimization and provides members with important protections with respect to layoffs, Waldman said.

The agreement covering about 3,900 office technicians, library aides, financial managers and other professional clerical and office employees allows for a salary reopener option in cases where other units negotiate and receive a higher base salary amount, Waldman said.

The agreement requires ratification by union members and the Board of Education.

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