Labor Call with Governor’s Office

Colleagues,

Please see updated information from CFT President Jeff Freitas regarding the Governor’s stay-at-home order he sent out last night.

Begin forwarded message:
From: Jeff Freitas <jfreitas@cft.org>
Subject: Fwd: Labor Call with Governor’s Office – TONIGHT @ 9pm
Date: March 20, 2020 at 6:37:31 AM PDT
To: Luukia Smith <lsmith@cft.org>

 

Dear CFT Leaders,

There will be a more detailed email later today but I wanted to get this information to you first thing this morning.
First of all, if you called in to the Governor’s call last night I was as surprised as you that it was only 4 minutes and it was just a summary of his announcement just a few hours before.  But I got a call later that night from the his office that let me know what the point was.  So here was the point.
The Governor announced a statewide stay-at-home order (aka shelter-in-place).  However, individuals can continue to go to the grocery store, get food at drive-thrus/take out, “go for a walk or walk their dogs” practicing social distancing, and continue to go to work that require essential functions.  The call was meant for labor leaders to understand the roles of those essential functions which includes the child care services, meal providing services, and educational services that have been set up at our educational facilities (as well as grocery store workers, health care workers, emergency responders, food prep workers, etc).

Basically, the services that we negotiated with our employers to continue to perform, may still be performed under this order.  They wanted to make sure labor leaders knew that.

So, while last night’s call was not very effective, his intent to include unions in not only getting the word out but also in making some of the decisions is a positive act during this state of emergency.

Again, I wanted to get this out to you first thing this morning so that you and your members knew that the Governor’s order did not change any work that may have been set up at your schools or colleges.  There will be another email later today with more information, including an all leader call next Tuesday.

In unity,
Jeff

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Jeffery M Freitas | President
CFT: A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals
1107 Ninth St, Suite 460
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Phone: 916-446-2788
twitter: @jeff_freitas
Pronouns: he/him/his

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Jeff Freitas <jfreitas@cft.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Subject: Labor Call with Governor’s Office – TONIGHT @ 9pm
To: Luukia Smith <lsmith@cft.org>

Dear CFT Leaders,

We all have been invited to join a labor call with the Governor’s office tonight at 9pm.  This is based on the statewide “stay at home” order.  This is a listen only with no followup questions.

That said, you are invited to join the call with the Gov’s office at 9pm at 800-369-3350,,2205201#.

If you cannot make this call or didn’t see this email in time, don’t worry, we will gather the information and push this out soon.

And just to remind you all, these are safety measures. As the button sitting on my desk says, “Keep Calm and Union Strong”.

Take care,
Jeff

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jeffery M Freitas | President
CFT: A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals

1107 Ninth St, Suite 460
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Phone: 916-446-2788
twitter: @jeff_freitas
Pronouns: he/him/his

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Jeff Freitas <jfreitas@cft.org>
Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 7:10 PM
Subject: Labor Call with Governor’s Office – TONIGHT @ 9pm
To: Luukia Smith <lsmith@cft.org>

Dear CFT Leaders,

We all have been invited to join a labor call with the Governor’s office tonight at 9pm.  This is based on the statewide “stay at home” order.  This is a listen only with no followup questions.

That said, you are invited to join the call with the Gov’s office at 9pm at 800-369-3350,,2205201#.

If you cannot make this call or didn’t see this email in time, don’t worry, we will gather the information and push this out soon.

And just to remind you all, these are safety measures. As the button sitting on my desk says, “Keep Calm and Union Strong”.

Take care,
Jeff

 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Jeffery M Freitas | President
CFT: A Union of Educators and Classified Professionals
1107 Ninth St, Suite 460
Sacramento, Ca 95814
Phone: 916-446-2788
twitter: @jeff_freitas
Pronouns: he/him/his