Paid leave – Satgtu http://www.satgtu.org/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 07:32:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.satgtu.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-24T184312.205-150x150.png Paid leave – Satgtu http://www.satgtu.org/ 32 32 California’s COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Expires September 30, 2021 http://www.satgtu.org/californias-covid-19-paid-sick-leave-expires-september-30-2021/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 04:14:49 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/californias-covid-19-paid-sick-leave-expires-september-30-2021/ California’s Additional Paid Sick Leave Act (SPSL), which provides 80 hours of paid time off for employees facing various COVID-19 issues, is set to expire on September 30, 2021. No legislation or executive order, 30 September will be the end of mandatory paid COVID-19 holidays under California law. But beware: local ordinances will remain. As […]]]>

California’s Additional Paid Sick Leave Act (SPSL), which provides 80 hours of paid time off for employees facing various COVID-19 issues, is set to expire on September 30, 2021. No legislation or executive order, 30 September will be the end of mandatory paid COVID-19 holidays under California law. But beware: local ordinances will remain.

As explained in our previous blog post, since the law was enacted, California employers with 25 or more employees are required to provide state employees with 80 hours of paid sick leave for various COVID-19-related absences. The SPSL precedes and is in addition to other paid leaves.

The law was retroactive to January 1, 2021, with a sunset on September 30, 2021. At the time of this writing, that sunset remains. Employees who are on SPSL as of September 30 are entitled to remain on SPSL until their 80 hours have been used up, but no new SPSL requests should be processed after September 30.

A number of cities and counties in California have enacted legislation requiring paid sick leave for COVID-related absences for employees in those communities, including Los Angeles and Sonoma counties, and the cities of Oakland and from Long Beach. While the California SPSL expiration may be a welcome relief for some businesses, they should check their city and county ordinances to ensure compliance with any local regulations that may apply.

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Concordia Parish School Board adopts new COVID-19 policy for employees – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper http://www.satgtu.org/concordia-parish-school-board-adopts-new-covid-19-policy-for-employees-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ Sat, 11 Sep 2021 19:37:22 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/concordia-parish-school-board-adopts-new-covid-19-policy-for-employees-mississippis-best-community-newspaper/ VIDALIA – A policy adopted Thursday by the Concordia Parish School Board allows teachers to receive up to 10 days of paid leave for COVID-19, however, some officials said that was not enough. A motion to approve the new policy was passed by a 5-1 majority vote with two members absent, Rickey Raven Sr. voting […]]]>

VIDALIA – A policy adopted Thursday by the Concordia Parish School Board allows teachers to receive up to 10 days of paid leave for COVID-19, however, some officials said that was not enough.

A motion to approve the new policy was passed by a 5-1 majority vote with two members absent, Rickey Raven Sr. voting no and an abstention from board chairman Fred Butcher.

Before voting, Board member Derrick Carsen said: “I’m all for it because of the struggles of our teachers, but I think (politics) should be a work in progress.”

Superintendent Toyua Watson said the additional 10 days are separate from the employees’ sick leave included in their benefits.

However, if a teacher is required to quarantine themselves for 10 days due to exposure to COVID-19 more than once in a school year, the extra time off would infringe on their regular paid time off.

Watson said the council is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Louisiana Department of Health, which say teachers who are not vaccinated and are directly exposed to COVID-19 must quarantine for 10 days.

An exhibit, she said, is considered to be when a person with COVID-19 is within three feet of another person and one or both of them are unmasked.

Vaccinated employees are technically not required to quarantine themselves after exposure unless they show symptoms, but school district policy recommends that they quarantine themselves for at least three days to see if symptoms. are growing, Watson said.

“We realize it’s not perfect and that there are people out there who will benefit from it,” Watson said of the policy as he presented it to the board. “Our teachers go through a lot and every day, in front of a classroom, they put their lives at risk. It’s our way of saying ‘I see you and I respect you and what you do.’ “

As the board moved forward with adopting a policy for teachers, they also discussed revising the student’s COVID-19 policy to reduce the number of days they would have to isolate. after the exposure test from 14 to 10 as long as they do not have symptoms.

However, the council decided to postpone any action to change the student policy until districts can identify a clear strategy to monitor student symptoms of COVID-19.

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Republican women want paid family leave. GOP men begin to board http://www.satgtu.org/republican-women-want-paid-family-leave-gop-men-begin-to-board/ Thu, 09 Sep 2021 04:01:00 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/republican-women-want-paid-family-leave-gop-men-begin-to-board/ President Joe Biden’s attempt to impose paid family leave has the backing of an unexpected constituency: Republican women. Consistently, more than half of Republican women support paid family and medical leave, even when it is a Democratic proposal. Republican men, meanwhile, haven’t always agreed, but are closing in on the idea. The Morning Consult / […]]]>

President Joe Biden’s attempt to impose paid family leave has the backing of an unexpected constituency: Republican women.

Consistently, more than half of Republican women support paid family and medical leave, even when it is a Democratic proposal. Republican men, meanwhile, haven’t always agreed, but are closing in on the idea.

The Morning Consult / Politico poll followed public opinion among registered voters throughout August on various measures that could be included in Democratic lawmakers’ $ 3.5 trillion budget framework, which Biden introduced. as a way to strengthen the social safety net.

It’s an unusual split. In general, men and women of the same party do not differ greatly on policies, especially issues related to “pocket books” which have an impact on household budgets. There is no significant difference between male and female Democratic voters on paid family leave, and Republican men and women tend to agree on other measures Democrats should pursue through reconciliation.

“We tend to be the more traditional party and gender roles tend to be defined in a more traditional way,” said Kodiak Hill-Davis, founder and political director of Republican Women for Progress. “It leaves knowledge gaps, and when you consider the gap in understanding why something would benefit the family, it makes perfect sense that Republican women see the benefit.”

Demographic trends could also explain why we are seeing the early gap between Republican men and women, said Samuel Hammond, director of poverty and welfare policy at the Niskanen Center who has written on family-centered policies. such as the child tax credit.

Low-income and Republican-inclined working-class households tend to have a stronger preference for more traditional family models or for (generally) having a caregiver, he said, compared to collar families. college-educated whites – especially when that family includes a woman with a college degree – who tend to lean towards the Democrat.

In the most recent poll, conducted August 28-30, 62 percent of Republican women said they supported including paid family and medical leave in the democratic reconciliation agenda. This share remained relatively stable throughout the month, increasing by a few points since July 31-August. 2, when 59 percent said they supported the measure, within the sample’s margin of error of 5 percentage points.

During the same period, male GOP support for paid vacation increased from 44% to 56%. More dramatically, opposition to paid family and medical leave has declined dramatically, from 51% to 33%.

This means that the net support gap – the part of supporters minus the part of opponents – between male and female Republicans has narrowed considerably. In the first survey, women’s net support for the measure was 35 points higher than that of men. This fell to 10 points in the most recent poll.

Hill-Davis hypothesized that the growing male support of the GOP and the diminishing opposition had something to do with the burgeoning delta variant again threatening to close schools and increasing demands on women, by particular at home.

“There is a collective recognition of the harshness of the pandemic for women, in particular,” she said. “If Republicans don’t put in place positive measures that would be seen as family support, in the long run it could be a real risk.”

Still, GOP women are unlikely to change their vote, whether for a presidential election or for local representatives in future terms, according to Republican strategists who focus on women in their party.

“It’s hard for me to think of this as a talking point that you’re going to win the women’s or suburban vote with,” said Joanna Burgos, Republican strategist at OnMessage Inc. and former deputy director of communication to the National Republican Congressional. Committee, which noted that women in the GOP, as well as the rest of the party, tend to prioritize other issues. “If a voter hears a candidate speak favorably about family leave, it will likely improve their image of that candidate, but it will not improve their place on the ballot.”

For Democrats, it might be possible to unravel educated and disgruntled women in the Republican Party, especially in the suburbs, where some voters have already distanced themselves from the party due to former President Donald Trump’s tenure, Hill said- Davis, adding that it depends on how effectively Democrats are able to deliver the various measures of the reconciliation package.

But this is a limited opportunity. The core of Republican women voters are unlikely to be swayed by paid family leave, even if they support it, she said.

“Even if Republican women are okay with paid family leave in principle, I think talking points about reconciliation as a whole will diminish any possible chance that Democrats will remove significant numbers of Republican women,” he said. said Hill-Davis.

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American Airlines, Alaska Airlines End Paid Leave For Unvaccinated Employees Obtained COVID-19 http://www.satgtu.org/american-airlines-alaska-airlines-end-paid-leave-for-unvaccinated-employees-obtained-covid-19/ Sat, 04 Sep 2021 05:05:22 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/american-airlines-alaska-airlines-end-paid-leave-for-unvaccinated-employees-obtained-covid-19/ American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are ending their paid pandemic leave for unvaccinated employees infected with COVID-19. American Airlines, America’s largest airline, said on Friday it would not offer special leave to unvaccinated employees who must be quarantined for COVID-19 starting next month. The company said unvaccinated workers should use sick leave or sick leave […]]]>

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines are ending their paid pandemic leave for unvaccinated employees infected with COVID-19.

American Airlines, America’s largest airline, said on Friday it would not offer special leave to unvaccinated employees who must be quarantined for COVID-19 starting next month.

The company said unvaccinated workers should use sick leave or sick leave if they were absent from work due to illness.

In a note to staff that Reuters saw, “If you have an FDA-approved vaccine, your pandemic leave will be fully vaccinated and will only be offered to team members who provide us with a vaccination card.” Declared.

American Airlines said on Friday it would not offer special leave to unvaccinated employees who must be quarantined starting next month.

Alaska Airlines said on Friday it had suspended special salaries for absenteeism of unvaccinated employees due to infection or exposure to COVID-19.

Alaska Airlines said Friday it had suspended special salaries for absenteeism of unvaccinated employees due to infection or exposure to COVID-19.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker told the New York Times last month that the company would not require passengers or employees to get vaccinated.

Parker said checking passenger vaccination status is “very tedious” on domestic flights and causes flight delays.

He added that American Airlines is offering additional vacation and a $ 50 gift card to encourage workers to get vaccinated.

“We certainly encourage it as much as possible and encourage it for our customers and our employees, but we don’t impose any obligations,” Parker said.

Alaska Airlines said Friday it had suspended special salaries for absenteeism of unvaccinated employees due to infection or exposure to COVID-19.

The airline requires all new employees to be vaccinated and pays $ 200 to employees who provide proof of vaccination.

“During the pandemic, the safety of employees and guests is always a top priority and we are committed to protecting our colleagues, guests and loved ones from the effects of the COVID-19 virus,” the company said in a statement. paddy field.

“We believe that vaccinating as many people as possible is the best way to protect against COVID-19 and we continue to strongly encourage employees to get vaccinated. “

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said last month the company would not require passengers or employees to be vaccinated.

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said last month the company would not require passengers or employees to be vaccinated.

Alaska Airlines said 75% of Alaska Airlines and its sister airline, Horizon Air, share with the company that they are vaccinated.

“This is a good step forward, but there is still a lot to do, so we are implementing new measures designed to increase immunization coverage and improve our multi-layered approach to safety,” the company said. Said.

Alaska Airlines added that it does not require current employees to be vaccinated, but will also implement a new testing protocol. Unvaccinated employees while continuing to force mask wear and social distancing.

It was not immediately clear what the testing protocol consisted of.

JetBlue Airlines, the sixth largest airline in the country Crew members diagnosed with COVID-19 will have an additional 14 days of sick leave.

“We encourage crew members to monitor their health every day and have a very clear policy that they should not come to work if they are sick,” the company website read. I’m outside.

It was not immediately clear how long JetBlue would continue with its pandemic vacation program, but the website says “the majority of the crew have been vaccinated.”

Map showing the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic

Map showing the total number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the United States since the start of the pandemic

The graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day since the start of the pandemic.

The graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day since the start of the pandemic.

The graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day in August and September.

The graph shows the number of coronavirus deaths per day in August and September.

The map shows the percentage of the population of each state that has received the COVID-19 vaccine

The map shows the percentage of the population of each state that has received the COVID-19 vaccine

The move by American Airlines and Alaska Airlines on Friday comes after United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to require vaccinations for all domestic workers last month.

Frontier Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines then joined United in demanding that employees be vaccinated.

Meanwhile, Delta announced last month that unvaccinated employees will be billed an additional $ 200 per month for medical insurance starting in November.

Delta also required that all unvaccinated U.S. employees undergo a weekly COVID test starting September 12. The company said it reported that around 75% of its employees were vaccinated.

“In recent weeks, the rise of the very aggressive form of the virus, the B.1.617.2 variant, has changed the fight,” Delta CEO Ed Bastian said in a note to employees. I am.

“Our Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr Henry Tin, describes this variant as a ‘homing missile’ and goes primarily through the unvaccinated community.

Spirit Airlines CEO Ted Christie told CNBC in July that the company has no plans to require employees to receive injections, but due to growing concerns about the delta variant of the coronavirus, a- he told staff. I urged him to get the vaccine.

“The growing number of cases of delta variants is clearly a concern for everyone,” Christie said in Squawk Box. “We believe the answer is to get yourself vaccinated and to make sure you get there and get vaccinated. ”

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Natomas Unified takes action to fire teacher with Antifa flag in class – CBS Sacramento http://www.satgtu.org/natomas-unified-takes-action-to-fire-teacher-with-antifa-flag-in-class-cbs-sacramento/ Thu, 02 Sep 2021 02:45:00 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/natomas-unified-takes-action-to-fire-teacher-with-antifa-flag-in-class-cbs-sacramento/ SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Natomas Unified School District said it was taking action to fire the teacher put on paid leave after he was allegedly caught on camera saying he kept an Antifa flag in his classroom and encouraged students to protest . The district said it was taking the next legally required steps to […]]]>

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Natomas Unified School District said it was taking action to fire the teacher put on paid leave after he was allegedly caught on camera saying he kept an Antifa flag in his classroom and encouraged students to protest .

The district said it was taking the next legally required steps to put the teacher on unpaid leave and remove him from the staff.

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Right-wing organization Project Veritas filmed and edited the video which they claim shows Gabriel Gipe, a government teacher at Inderkum High School, having a controversial conversation off campus.

“I have 180 days to turn them into revolutionaries,” Gipe reportedly said in the video, and later continued, “I have an Antifa flag on my wall. A student complained about it and said it made them Well, that’s supposed to make the fascists uncomfortable, I don’t know what to tell you.

The district said evidence gathered so far shows that “the teacher violated the district’s political action guidelines.” All signs and posters were reportedly removed from the classroom and the district said it believed the best course to rebuild the learning environment was a fresh start.

“There is no excuse for communism on American soil,” explained David Aria, resident of Natomas. “The director, the deputy director and the board have to go. “

Frustrated families flood the Natomas school board meeting on Wednesday in search of immediate action. Dozens of angry parents are concerned about what their students are being taught.

“Not only must his dismissal take effect immediately, but I believe a criminal investigation must take place,” a relative said during a public comment.

“It doesn’t start and end with him. It has been activated for years. Complaints were filed and nothing was done, ”said parent Richard Gilbert.

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Parents like Monique Hokman are calling for a full teacher and district investigation and policy changes. Parents are also concerned about Gipe’s claims that he is not the only teacher teaching his views in the classroom.

“I have a problem with people teaching our kids things without our knowledge,” Hokman said. “The one teacher is not just the problem, we would like to see measures that will protect all of our children now and all who come forward in the future.”

The classroom controversy came to a screeching halt amid public commentary. An attorney representing the district said the meeting was suspended due to lack of decorum and would be postponed to a later date.

Council members left the meeting at the back of the building. The council’s actions prompted some meeting attendees to chase after them, leaving parents still looking for action.

“It really comes down to accountability, which oversees the classrooms,” one parent asked.

Gipe also reportedly bought rubber stamps depicting Josef Stalin, Fidel Castro and Kim Jung Un, among others, with insensitive phrases. The district said it discovered that Gipe used the stamps to mark student work on at least 13 different days.

About 100 people attended a school board meeting Wednesday night to protest and gather public comment.

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The parents demanded a full investigation and the dismissal of Gipe. They also called for a change in district policy to prevent this from happening again.

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Clarke Schools Make Special COVID-19 Leave Available to Employees | Winchester Star http://www.satgtu.org/clarke-schools-make-special-covid-19-leave-available-to-employees-winchester-star/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/clarke-schools-make-special-covid-19-leave-available-to-employees-winchester-star/ BERRYVILLE – Clarke County Public Schools will offer special paid time off for employees in need of time off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, several conditions must be met. Under a policy adopted by the Clarke County School Board earlier this week, part-time and full-time employees are entitled to a maximum of 10 days […]]]>

BERRYVILLE – Clarke County Public Schools will offer special paid time off for employees in need of time off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, several conditions must be met.

Under a policy adopted by the Clarke County School Board earlier this week, part-time and full-time employees are entitled to a maximum of 10 days of paid leave in the upcoming school year.

The policy applies not only to those who are sick, but also to those who must self-isolate following contact with someone with the coronavirus.

This essentially means that part-time workers can be absent for a week and a half without seeing a reduction in their paychecks. For full-time employees, “we won’t deduct it from their (sick) leave balance” if they have to be away for that long, CCPS Superintendent Chuck Bishop told the board.

In an email to the Winchester Star on Wednesday, Bishop explained that the policy “would provide 10 days of paid leave to an employee who has been exposed in the workplace. If an employee needs more time, those days would be deducted from the individual’s leave balance.

The policy requires employees to be ordered by a medical professional – such as a doctor or county health service practitioner – to self-quarantine due to illness or exposure.

Employees must be unable to “telecommute” or do their work remotely. Examples include bus drivers, cafeteria workers and teachers deemed too ill to conduct classes via the Internet from their homes, according to Bishop.

Additionally, employees must provide documentation showing that they have received the recommended two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.

The school division does not require that employees be vaccinated. Although he had both injections, Bishop said he believed a person had the right to choose for themselves whether to get them.

As of Monday, at least 229 of the division’s 290 employees – or about 79% – were fully immunized. Three had received a dose, according to the results of an investigation.

Requiring a full vaccination to receive the special compensation is “a way to incentivize (get vaccinated) while addressing the concerns of our employees as they prepare to return to five days of in-person learning.” added the bishop.

School board member Zara Ryan said the special leave was “a good idea.”

“We just hope that no one will have to use it,” said Jonathan Turkel, board member.

The new policy was passed unanimously following a motion from Turkel seconded by board vice-chair Katie Kerr-Hobert.

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Local News: Cape Schools to Offer Paid Time Off to Staff Affected by COVID (8/25/21) http://www.satgtu.org/local-news-cape-schools-to-offer-paid-time-off-to-staff-affected-by-covid-8-25-21/ Wed, 25 Aug 2021 02:22:53 +0000 http://www.satgtu.org/local-news-cape-schools-to-offer-paid-time-off-to-staff-affected-by-covid-8-25-21/

As classes resume in the Cape Girardeau School District and with the unknowns presented by the Delta variant, the Board of Education has approved a plan to provide five days of paid leave to employees unable to work or telecommute due to of a potential future COVID-19 quarantine during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Classes in the Cape Girardeau School District resumed today.

“This is a unique benefit that will not take effect until an employee has already taken their allotted three days of sick leave,” said Neil Glass, Cape School District Superintendent. Girardeau.

“The district is in a financial position where it can do this and offering it will go a long way in helping staff morale. “

Glass said he discussed this issue with other school principals in Missouri.

“Some districts offer 10 days (off) and others nothing, so five days is a good compromise,” he said.