The WSC and WRC have become aware of statewide teacher strike possibilities. National Service members are not allowed to participate in strike activities and are prohibited from displacing work of a person on strike. (See below)
WSC and WRC members must have a full-time alternative service plan at a non-striking location or will be put on administrative hold until a normal schedule resumes for the program year.
ACTION ITEM: Please contact your Program Coordinator by 8/31 if your service site will be affected by a teacher strike. We will help you come up with a solution for your member(s) during the strike.
Prohibited activities, page 16:
While charging time to the AmeriCorps project, accumulating service or training hours, wearing or displaying the AmeriCorps/WSC logo, or otherwise performing activities supported by the AmeriCorps project or the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS); Members may not engage in the following activities:
- Attempting to influence legislation;
- Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes;
Compelling Personal Circumstances, page 23:
Compelling personal circumstances include those that are beyond the Member’s control, such as, but not limited to:
- Member’s disability or serious illness;
- disability, serious illness, or death of a Member’s family Member if it makes completing the term unreasonably difficult or impossible; conditions attributable to the program or otherwise unforeseeable and beyond the Member’s control, such as a natural disaster, a strike, relocation of a spouse, or the nonrenewal or premature closing of a project or program, that make completing a term unreasonably difficult or impossible;
Nondisplacement, page 31:
A participant in any program receiving assistance under this chapter may not perform services or duties that have been performed by or were assigned to any presently employed worker; employee who recently resigned or was discharged; employee who is subject to a reduction in force or who has recall rights pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement or applicable personnel procedures employee who is on leave (terminal, temporary, vacation, emergency, or sick); employee who is on strike or who is being locked out.