Local leaders have been speaking regularly with Stanford University representatives to ensure the health, safety, and security of the bargaining unit and our community. As changes in state and local shelter -in-place orders more of the membership will start returning to work. That being said, Stanford University committed to a pay continuance, no matter hours worked, until August 31st, 2020. Those that work at SLAC will have their pay continuance until September 30, 2020. After this time, those who need time off due to care giving needs, medical needs, or are being asked to quarantine by their employer, time and pay will be provided under Stanford’s interim pay policies.
Care giving pay: Stanford University will provide 60 hours of paid time to regular benefits eligible members that need to care for their legal dependents and/or elder care. Check out that policy here. This policy will be into effect September 1, 2020 – December 21, 2020. This policy is currently under review by the Department of Energy for its implementation at SLAC.
Quarantine pay will be provided for members who are in good health but are asked to quarantined by Stanford, the County, and/or a physician and their work cannot be performed by telecommuting (that is 90% of the bargaining unit). This policy does not cover those members who violate the current University travel policy or those that are sick/test positive for COVID19. The policy will go into effect September 1, 2020 – December 21, 2020.
Chronic Medical Conditions and 65 : Local leaders are still discussing options and the implementation of such a policy. Stay tuned for updates.
Hazard Pay: Bargaining unit members who are (and have been!) working onsite will receive a 10% premium for all hours worked. Local leaders negotiated this premium on behalf of the bargaining unit given the extra risk members take when returning to the job. This premium went into effect at 12:01am on Tuesday, March 17th and has been extended to November 30th, 2020 for all Stanford locations. At SLAC, the premium ended on August 31, 2020.
Health Check: Starting on May 22nd 2020, all members who work on-site at a Stanford (including SLAC) location are required to complete a Health Check questionnaire prior to arriving at the job site. SEIU Local 2007 and Stanford are now under agreement that workers will receive 6 minutes of paid time for every time a Health Check is completed. Management may choose to end your shift 6 minutes early – this can happen but only AFTER they have conferred with Union leadership.
Union leaders at SLAC are still pushing to ensure SLAC management’s compliance with this policy. So far, the members at this worksite have not been paid for the time spent completing the required health check. Union leaders and management are in discussion about potential options for any back time/pay owed and future implementation. **UPDATE** After months of Union leaders putting pressure on SLAC management, the worksite has come into compliance. Over 136 SLAC members have been identified to receive retro pay for the time spent completing the health check.
Furloughs/Forced Vacation Use: Athletic management has repeatedly tried to force bargaining unit members to use their vacation benefits as a way of temporarily furloughing those that work within the department. Union leaders have pushed back as we have NEVER accepted forced vacation usage. Stanford Employee Labor Relations was reminded that local HR cannot interpret the contract. The Union has years of precedent and contract language to support its position. Although there are some members within Athletics that have had a temporary reduction of their FTE status, use of a BU’s vacation benefit will be voluntary.
Since the end of March, Stanford University has had a hiring “pause” except for those positions deemed “essential” such as those working within the School of Medicine. SLAC continues to post bargaining unit positions.
Union updates are made in English and Spanish. Las actualizaciones de la union se hacen en ingles y español.
March 11 2020 update – SPRING FAMILY EVENT POSTPONED