Teamsters Rally at LAUSD Tue Nov 9th at Noon
Attention News Desk,
On Tuesday, November 9, 2010, Teamsters Local 572 will be holding a RALLY of its members at LAUSD Headquarters at 333 S. Beaudry Ave , Los Angeles starting at 12Noon. Union members will be making presentations at the School Board Meeting at 1:00PM.
We are upset about the unjustified layoffs that are to take place on November 30th. The District has claimed to the employees that these layoffs are because of a lack of funds and work. That is FALSE! The District has made these claims in BAD FAITH.
There is NOT a Lack of Work. Thousands of Construction Modernization Projects have been put on hold in a clandestine manner. The District postponed this work AFTER they sent out the layoff notices so it would appear to be a lack of work!
There is NOT a Lack of Funds. Hundreds of millions of dollars remain available but the District has been moving money from Construction and Maintenance & Operations to Asset Management. This is sham. They want to begin privatizing the Public School System here in Los Angeles . This is taking money away from the Children.
Our Work is paid for by Taxpayer School Construction Bonds that have been voted for by the Public. It is the public’s money not the Private Sectors! This a Breach of the Public Trust by LAUSD.
District employees have dedicated their working lives to the Children and Families of the LAUSD Community. Now we are being laid off and replaced by Outside Consultants at 2 to 3 times the cost to the taxpayers. These are Bond Funded positions that are being OUTSOURCED to Crony Consulting Firms for private sector big business profits at the children’s and taxpayers expense. The Consultants only care about helping the Bottom Line of their companies not what is in the best interests of the children.
We want the taxpayers of Los Angeles to be made aware of just what is happening to their hard earned tax dollars during these difficult times. Instead of reducing the higher paid Consultant positions, the District is laying off hard working and dedicated District employees to the streets and adding to Unemployment.
We think it is an outrage and are asking that you please come to the RALLY with your cameras and microphones to let the PARENTS & TAXPAYERS of Los Angeles know the Truth about what is going on at LAUSD.
Thanks for fulfilling your obligation to keeping the Public Informed.
A Teamster’s Press Conference will be held following the School Board Meeting.
I am an LAUSD Employee until Nov 30th and a proud member of Teamsters Local 572.