Potentially Unsafe Working Conditions in the Spring (12/16/2021)

Dear AFT Guild Members,

It has come to our attention that the District, regardless of their vaccine mandate, plans to allow unvaccinated students with medical or religious exemptions on campus in the Spring for classes and services while at the same time expecting all employees to resume in-person services/instruction.  This clearly presents a health and safety concern for our members, and is inconsistent with what the District is requiring of its employees.

We feel very strongly that allowing unvaccinated students on our campuses in the spring, regardless of reason, presents a hazardous working condition for our members that we simply cannot allow to happen.

The Guild is considering filing an Unfair Labor Practice Charge against the District on this matter, which would then provide us with the right to go out on strike over this issue.  We would plan our walkout to begin the first week of the Spring semester if the District refuses to change course on its decision.

Since that is over a month from now, we have some time to plan, to organize for success, and to hear from each of you as to whether or not you would support this job action beginning with the first week of the Spring semester.  Please take 30 seconds to fill out this quick survey letting us know where you stand on this important issue.

In Solidarity,

Jim Mahler, President
AFT Guild, Local 1931