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Why AFT 1931 Supports Vaccine Mandates

AFT 1931 supports vaccine mandates in our Districts for several key reasons.  The first and most important is that vaccines have proven to be extremely important in preventing the spread of Covid-19, severe illness, and death.  This is the overwhelming scientific consensus over which there is no serious debate.  If we are ever going to [...]

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Transitioning to Onsite Work: What’s the Bottom Line?

As we begin to come back to our worksites with an eye toward returning to something more like the normal operations of our campuses, the first concern for most of us is safety.  Thus, vaccine mandates, masking requirements, proper ventilation, and spacing along with other safety protocols are essential.  Anything that falls short of this [...]

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Legislation and Negotiations Updates

The Signing of AB 438 was a Victory for Classified Employees This bill provides equity in lay-off notice for classified employees. Importantly it provides permanent classified school employees and those who become permanent classified school employees with the same rights to notice and hearing with respect to layoffs as are provided to certificated employees of [...]

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In Brief: A Wave of Labor Activism and Strikes is Sweeping Across America

Striketober Sees Over 100,000 Workers Prepare to Strike “After a year of mass quitting spurred by overwork and burnout, over 100,000 U.S. workers have authorized their unions to go on strike. The strikes range from the food industry to Hollywood to K-12 education and academia. There’s even a subreddit following the news about “Striketober” and shared resources for workers to use in considering their own strikes. [...]

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