Breaking News: WSC/WRC Member Management During a Strike

Posted 08/24/2018


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:

  1. Attempting to influence legislation;
  2. 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.

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