Good evening, Mr Board President, Trustees and Superintendent. My name is Chavel Lopez. I am a speaking on behalf of Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) which proudly represents cafeteria, custodial, warehouse and transportation workers in San Antonio ISD.
Today, I want to address the school board about the poverty that exists for many school workers in the SAISD. SWU has launched a Living Wage Campaign for School Workers. The living wage is based on fair market rent. A worker should not pay more than 30% of their monthly salary towards rent. In
The Board of Trustees is committing an injustice by continuing to support the unfair TASB Mid-Point Compensation and Classification System. The
To bring equality and eliminate poverty for SAISD school workers the
In order to implement a fair compensation system SAISD also needs to establish a Step System which counts years of service and allows for across the board pay raises for all Auxiliary and Paraprofessional Workers.
SAISD needs a new living wage because last so called living wage passed by the district was in 2001 for $8.25 per hour. That has been over 6 years and the cost of living has gone up tremendously. Let’s eradicate poverty for school workers in 2007.