SCU COVID19 Update – March 19 2020

Sisters and Brothers.

Sorry to reach out to you so late but I wanted to give you an update to some information that you may already know regarding how Santa Clara University will be operating going forward
over the next several days and coming weeks.

Santa Clara University has determined that they will need:

4 General Maintenance Mechanics
1 Electrician
1 HVAC Technician
2 Landscape Techs/Gardeners
2 Laborers
1 Recycling & Waste Tech

(All of these positions were filled by members that volunteered to work)

All Custodians are required until Friday (after that less wii be required and the lower amount will be determined them).

All of our members that are over 65 will be at home to comply with the state and county orders.

We will provide more information as soon as possible or as things change.

Good Night,

Jose N. Escañuela
President, SEIU Local 2007

Hermanas y Hermanos

Les quiero dar una actualización de alguna información de la cual ya están atentos sobre funcionará La Universidad de Santa Clara sobre los próximos días y  semanas.

La Universidad de Santa Clara ha determinado que necesitarán:

4 Mecánicos de Mantenimiento General
1 Electricista
1 Técnico de Climatización (HVAC)
2 Landscapers/Jardineros
2 Laborers
1 Tecnico de Reciclaré y Basura

(Todos estos puestos fueron ocupados por miembros que se ofrecieron como voluntarios para trabajar)

Se requieren de todos los Custodians hasta el Viernes (después de eso se requerirá menos y se determinará la cantidad más baja).

Todos nuestros miembros mayores de 65 años estarán en casa para cumplir con las órdenes estatales y del condado.

Proporcionaremos más información lo antes posible o a medida que las cosas cambien.

Buenas noches,

Jose N. Escañuela
Presidente, SEIU Local 2007

SCU COVID19 Update – March 17 2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

The last two weeks have been somewhat chaotic and a little hectic because of all  the uncertainty. Today, a Shelter In Place order was announced for the Bay Area. This order affects the counties of: San Francisco, Marin, Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa, and the city of Berkeley. You can find the orders that effect Santa Clara County here (click on the link!).  This means that everything deemed non-essential will be shutdown in those areas. Grocery stores, banks, and gas stations will remain open. The order went  into effect this morning at midnight and runs through April 7th, 2020.

For our employers…we are still determining which groups will be labeled “essential support”. We do know that those with job titles such as Electricians, HVAC Mechanic, Maintenance Persons, etc. may be called during this time to report to emergency calls or who may be required to remain on campus.

We have a scheduled conversation with SCU Employee Labor Relations this morning to determine who will be “essential”.

Santa Clara University management has made the commitment to continue paying workers their wages at their current base rate through April 7, 2020. The commitment can be found on their website:

Please keep checking your emails for more updates.


In Solidarity