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Understanding Your Rights When Returning to Work

This week Stanford’s Athletics and LBRE departments and SLAC have ramped up operations after the state and counties lifted restrictions for various industries. Now more than 700 workers are on campus while more are preparing to return in the coming weeks. Union leaders are monitoring worksites to ensure that they are in compliance with the new health orders so that the membership and our community can stay safe while performing their jobs. There have been a few close calls of members coming into contact with self isolating individuals and reports of work sites slowly implementing the safety protocols but our leaders have been resolving those issues as they come up.

During this time it is important to remember that all of your union rights are still intact – all provisions of the contract apply and all benefits are still available for your use.


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2020 General Membership Meeting Announced





SEIU Local 2007 General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
4:30pm – 5:30pm

It will be a virtual event transmitted live via our SEIU Local 2007 Facebook page

The Agenda will be the following:

1. The employment status of our members at Stanford and Santa Clara Universities.

2. The impacts to date on our membership (layoffs, reduction in hours).

3. The employers plans for the upcoming remainder of the academic/fiscal years.

4. Questions and Answer Session- Please submit questions by responding to this email or by asking them directly during the live transmission.

5. General announcements of resources to help those affected by the wildfires and or COVID 19 impacts.

We are also scheduling another General Membership Meeting for October 2020 at a date and time to be determined. This meeting will be held only via Zoom (video or phone call) as we will be informing on the private and or regular business of the Union. We will also be announcing the opening of the process for the upcoming SEIU Local Officer Elections which will take place in February 2021 at which you will elect the new leaders of our local.

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Reunión General de Membresía de SEIU Local 2007

Miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2020
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Será un evento virtual transmitido en vivo a través de nuestra página de Facebook SEIU Local 2007

La Agenda será la siguiente:

1. Actualizacion sobre la situación laboral de nuestros miembros en las Universidades de Stanford y Santa Clara.

2. Los impactos hasta la fecha en nuestra membresía (despidos, reducción de horas, etc).

3. Los planes de los empleadores para el próximo resto de los años académicos / fiscales.

4. Sesión de preguntas y respuestas: envíe sus preguntas respondiendo a este correo electrónico o preguntándolas directamente durante la transmisión en vivo.

5. Anuncios generales de recursos para ayudar a los afectados por los incendios forestales o los impactos de COVID 19.

También estamos programando otra reunión general de miembros para octubre en una fecha y hora por determinar. Esta reunión se llevará a cabo solo a través de Zoom (video o llamada telefónica) ya que estaremos informando sobre los asuntos privados o regulares de la Unión.

También anunciaremos la apertura del proceso para las próximas elecciones de funcionarios locales de SEIU que se llevarán a cabo en febrero de 2021, en las que se elegirán los nuevos líderes de nuestro local.

SEIU Local 2007 Stands with Black Lives Matter – A Day of Solidarity

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Today thousands of union workers across our country will be participating in Strike for Black Lives, a protest intended to put a spotlight on racism and police brutality.

At Stanford and Santa Clara Universities we encourage you at 12:00 pm today to reflect on the deaths of George Floyd and other Black people killed by law enforcement, including Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain, for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time initially believed that a police officer knelt on George Floyd‘s neck while being detained.

I also write to you during this tumultuous time in our nation’s history due to the fight to achieve racial justice in a period while a global pandemic is striking our communities. As the Local President, I would like to make it clear that we support the Black Lives Matter movement as it advocates for racial justice and equality. As a diverse Union both at the Local level and International level, we strive to ensure that all our members are treated equally. As a labor movement we stand by Martin Luther King Jr.’s words in his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” that “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” At Stanford we are fortunate to have access to the historical documents of MLK through the  Martin Luther King, Jr. Research & Education Institute (https://kinginstitute.stanford.edu/) This is a great resource to learn more about MLK’s life and leadership in the civil rights and labor movements.

During these unprecedented times, it is essential that we work together to bring about positive change in our communities.  Let us remember that we are Stronger Together.

In that effort, we want to highlight that our Union is only as powerful as the engagement of our members. As such, we created the Racial Justice Committee to work on addressing systemic injustice at the local, state, and national level. We will partner with the SEIU California and the International to engage in efforts in a collective manner. The International Union has had a standing commitment to address racial injustice and continues to do so through its Racial Justice Center (https://www.seiu.org/racial-justice).

[You can also find the commitment our International Executive Board has made to address these inequities – resolution 106A “To Win Economic Justice for Working People, We Must Win Racial Justice” adopted in 2016 and and the most recent resolution to support the Movement for Black Lives.]

 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Local’s Racial Justice Committee, please reach out to us at info@seiu2007.org.

 

We hope that you and your family stay safe and healthy during this time.

 

In Solidarity,

 

Jose N. Escanuela

President, SEIU Local 2007