Im a Special Education Assistant. i been working in lausd for 25 years and 15 of these i been working 8 hours.suddenly, he told my superviser to cut and hour from me so they can pay the other person who needs to ride a bus with a student just like i do. but i have many financial struggles because i am by my self and my rent alone will go to $ 1350 in june.of 2017. i was told by the union that i would have to agree and sign if anyone wants to reduce my work ours ,but it looks like the man, up on the spec. ed. division pertinent to south central, is doing what he want with no problem, and no body cares for us . including the union. they dont respond to any of our problems . i dont understand why this man is ok welcoming new students obviously every students means money for the school district but dont want tp pay any body they seem just want the money . the school owes me money from june 2016 because i was riding the bus and they didnt want to pay me for the extra time even it was only couple of hundreds, no body has respect for us and the union doesnt help at all. im sure this gentleman is not taking any check cut to himself.
If the reduction in hours changes your status from full-time to part-time then it is a layoff and the layoff rules in you collective bargaining agreement would govern. If the reduction does not change your full time to part-time, e.g., 7 hours is still considered full-time then you would not have an action against the employer.
Since you are protected by a union they should be providing you resources and answers. If you believe the union is not representing your needs you could file an unfair labor practice against the union. You may want to speak with a local labor attorney to get more detailed answers.
All the best!
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