In a meeting with the UC Office of the President (UCOP) on April 13, Teamsters 2010 leadership received positive clarification on two important issues concerning the UC’s approach to layoff and Administrative Time Off (ATO) due to the COVID-19 crisis for the coming weeks:
First, UC confirmed that the recently-issued policy of no COVID-related layoffs through June 30, 2020, means that career employees who are directed not to report to work onsite and are not able to telework, will stay on paid status and will not have their wages or benefits reduced.
UC also confirmed that it will provide UC workers the 80 hours of paid leave for COVID-related reasons as provided in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Healthcare workers may be excluded; Local 2010 continues to advocate that those workers should not be exempted and should receive the 80 hours if needed.
The union will share UCOP’s guidance on eligibility criteria and possible exclusions as soon as it is made available.