- Written by WVMFT
Memorandum of Understanding Between West Valley-Mission Community
College District and West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers (WVMFT),
AFT 6554 Regarding the Effects of COVID-19
May 29, 2020
This MOU is made by and between the West Valley-Mission Community College District
(“District”) and the West Valley-Mission Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 6554
(“WVMFT”), referred to collectively as the “parties.” The purpose of this Memorandum of
Understanding is to address the effects on working conditions resulting from the
District’s action to transition educational services to on-line, virtual or other distance
education modalities (hereafter “distance education modalities”).
WHEREAS, on March 11 in order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, while
continuing to enroll and serve its students, the District made the decision to suspend all
in-person instruction for the Spring 2020 semester, and deliver educational services
through distance education modalities; and
WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, the Santa Clara County Health Officer issued a Shelter
in Place Order; and
WHEREAS, on March 19, 2020, the State of California issued a Shelter in Place Order;
WHEREAS, having been advised by the District of its decision to carry out these
emergency measures WVMFT requested to bargain the effects on working conditions of
this decision; and as a result, WVMFT and the District met and conferred and made the
following agreements regarding the effects of this decision that fall within the mandatory
scope of representation according to EERA (CA government code 3543.2).
NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants contained
in this MOU, and for other good and valuable considerations, the Parties hereby agree
as follows for all WVMFT represented bargaining unit members:
Remote Instructional Delivery and Non-Instructional Services Plan
1) To ensure all WVMFT, AFT 6554 members can successfully perform work
remotely, that parties will endeavor to provide appropriate training and resources.
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