Guild Wins Fire Week Grievance

After three and one-half years, the Guild has finally prevailed in the
grievance we filed concerning the docking of vacation and sick leave
balances during the fires of October 27-31, 2003.

Our argument was that since all District employees were paid during that
week, and since there was no available work in the District from which to
take leave, that faculty and staff should not have had their sick or
vacation leave balances charged.

The arbitrator ruled that all vacation and sick leave balances which were
deducted during that week for college faculty, office/technical, and food
service staff, be fully restored.

If you had your vacation and/or sick leave balance charged during that week,
please let me know so we can make sure everyone’s balance gets restored

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

In Unity,