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Delay the Return - Four Union Petition

September 09, 2021 / PSU-AAUP

We have gathered over 650 signatures on our joint petition with SEIU, PSUFA, and GEU to delay returning to work. We’ve also gotten some questions about the petition and wanted to clarify. AAUP’s stance is that delaying a return to in person until infection rates go down is supporting the most vulnerable in our union and in our larger community -- APs, NTTFs, Adjuncts, Classified, caregivers, immunocompromised, etc. If you want to return to in person work and feel comfortable doing so, that’s great! However, we have heard from many members both through emails and the survey about reopening that AAUP conducted last spring that people are scared for themselves and those they love. We want employees to have the utmost flexibility in determining what their safest option is for continuing to work-a REAL CHOICE on how to do your work, which many people do not have right now.

There are still many unanswered questions about returning to campus, which is just 7 days away. PSU needs to do whatever it can to reduce the spread of Covid and allowing workers to choose what feels safe to them, will help. If you haven’t done so already, please sign the petition and share with others.

Petition: https://actionnetwork.org/petitions/delay-portland-state-universitys-return-to-campus

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