Labor Relations

Our purpose in Labor Relations is to provide support to all employees, employee associations and management through transparent, collaborative communications.  The vast majority of all District employees are represented by an employee association. The associations are set forth below. The District and Associations have committed to purposefully collaborating to move forward Sweetwater Union High School District’s students towards academic success. 

Labor Relations Office
Main Phone:  (619) 600-4919
Fax: (619) 407-4949

Gustavo Padilla
Director, Labor Relations
Phone: (619) 585-6004


Yvette Arce
Senior Administrative Assistant, Labor Relations Office
Phone: (619) 585-6036


Certificated Units

  • SEA – Represents non-supervisory certificated, non-counseling, positions.
  • SCGA – Represents non-supervisory certificated counseling positions.


Classified – Non-Supervisory Units

  • CSEA 258 – Represents Operations Support Services positions.
  • CSEA 471 – Represents Office Technical positions. 
  • CSEA 731 – Represents Paraprofessional positions.


Classified Supervisory Unit

  • NAGE – Represents Classified Supervisory positions.


While not recognized under the Educational Employee Relations Act, the District collaborates on employee concerns with the following associations:

  • MASD – Association of management employees.
  • Confidential Employees – Association of confidential, non-management employees.