LFT News

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May 27, 2022

Joint Letter to School Board Regarding LUSD Climate Survey


April 7, 2022

Unfair Labor Practice Charge

Once again, District management submitted an amendment to the unfair labor practice charge previously filed against LFT that (falsely) alleged that LFT circumvented the District’s negotiating team by negotiating directly with the School Board.  This second amendment to their charge was submitted on March 10.

Once again, LFT’s attorney submitted a response to this second amended charge to the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB) disputing the District’s allegations.  This document was submitted to PERB on March 28.


April 4, 2022

LFT Members Speak


April 3, 2022

LFT Members Speak


April 2, 2022

LFT Members Speak


April 1, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 31, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 30, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 30, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 29, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 29, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 28, 2022

LFT Members Speak


March 2, 2022

Unfair Labor Practice Charge Update

Linked below are two recent filings pertaining to the baseless unfair labor practice charge that LUSD management filed against LFT in September.

The first document is an amended charge filing submitted by Deputy Superintendent Valla to the Public Employee Relations Board (PERB), which adds a whole host of “evidence” that the District claims supports their frivolous charge.

The second document is the response submitted to PERB earlier today by LFT’s attorney, on behalf of the Union. As we have maintained since the District first filed this charge against us, LFT has committed no unfair labor practice, despite the District’s unfounded allegations.

Please feel free to review both documents to see for yourself these publicly filed documents. If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to reach out to anyone on the LFT Executive Board.


January 29, 2022

LFT Contract Negotiations Update

Below is the update that was sent to our bargaining unit members yesterday, January 28, 2022:

Thank you to the 315 members of the LFT bargaining unit who responded to this week’s contract negotiations survey.  Of the 315 who responded, the clear preference from our membership was to declare impasse, with 87.3% of respondents favoring that option.


With that direction from our membership and knowing how long the impasse process may potentially take, LFT filed the paperwork with PERB yesterday afternoon ahead of today’s bargaining session.


Although we filed for impasse yesterday, we remained committed to meet today with the District’s team, in the event that they had any additional new offers they wanted to present to us.  Unfortunately, the District’s last, best, and final on-schedule offer–a 1.25% ongoing raise plus an additional one-time $1,000 payment to our members–was not acceptable to our team.


In the survey responses, our membership made it loud and clear that an on-schedule offer that did not match, or at the very least come close to, what the District is providing CSEA with is unacceptable.  With that in mind, we ended the meeting with no agreement in place and will continue with the impasse process.


Again, THANK YOU, to everyone who provided input on how our negotiating team should proceed in contract negotiations.   Each and every one of you is so valuable to this school district, and we know how hard you work for Lompoc’s students and how much harder that work has been this year.  Please know that the LFT negotiating team is so proud to represent all of you at the bargaining table and to fight on your behalf.


Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.


Have a great weekend, LFT!


January 24, 2022

Contract Negotiations Survey Information


January 22, 2022

***ACTION ALERT***

Urge Our Elected Leaders in Sacramento to Restore Emergency COVID Sick Leave in CA!

California’s COVID Supplemental Sick Leave expired on September 30, 2021.

Without this leave, our members have to use their own sick leave days if they contract COVID. The Omicron surge has resulted in more of our members contracting COVID than at any other point in the pandemic, and we know more will get sick in the weeks to come.

Please click the link above to send a letter to our elected leaders to encourage them to restore this needed COVID Supplemental Sick Leave!


January 15, 2022

LFT on Facebook!

LFT is now on Facebook! Like our page to get updates and information relevant to our members:

https://www.facebook.com/LFT3151


December 6, 2021

LFT Update

Please see the document linked below for an important update from the Lompoc Federation of Teachers

Board Members Contact Information: https://www.lusd.org/district-administration/about-school-board


October 22, 2021

Results of LFT Annual Audit 2020-21

Please see the link below for the results from the LFT Annual Audit for the 2020-21 fiscal year.


October 6, 2021

Grievance Update – Optional Summer Classroom Prep Hours and Subbing During Prep Period/Absorbing Other Classes


June 8, 2021

Joint Letter from CSEA and LFT