Support compensation for educational employees during lockdown
March 24, 2019


Whereas, the community colleges regularly hire temporary part-time educators to fulfill teaching and counseling needs; and

Whereas, temporary part-time educators are required to hold the same academic qualifications and credentials as their full-time colleagues; and

Whereas, in the event of an emergency or lockdown, educators become disaster service workers (California Education Code, Sections 3100-3109) and are expected to serve the institution and students; and

Whereas¸ many educators are employed in a prison facility where lockdowns often occur; and

Whereas, the recent events of January 15, 2019, when the educators of Citrus College where locked down and not allowed to leave their classrooms for over five hours; and

Whereas, temporary part-time educators do not have a contract and are paid hourly and full-time educators are salaried; and

Whereas, part-time educators may lose the opportunity for other employment or may not be able to report to other employment during a lockdown or emergency;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the CFT support legislation that would compensate all affected employees during the period of a lockdown of an institution where the person is employed; and

Be it further resolved, that the educator shall be held harmless and compensated for lost income from missing other employment during the lockdown.