October 4, 2021
Bulletin 30 – 21

UFLAC Alert – Vaccine Mandate and October 5

UFLAC Members,

This communication will address concerns from UFLAC bargaining unit members regarding the October 5 deadline relevant to employee’s vaccination status.

Section 4.701 under the “COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement For All Current and Future City Employees” (“Ordinance”) states, in part, that employees must receive either the single-dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine or the second dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine no later than October 5. Unit members have asked what will happen if they have not yet been vaccinated as specified in the Ordinance by October 5.

UFLAC’s position is that the City cannot impose any consequences relevant to the October 5 deadline. The Ordinance does not provide for any consequence and any intended discipline must first be bargained with UFLAC. Further, the City has not provided any notice to UFLAC that it intends to discipline employees for not meeting the October 5 deadline.

If any Chief approaches you and asks you to state your vaccination status to them, please contact UFLAC immediately. You are not required to tell any LAFD supervisor what your current vaccination status is. You only have to report your vaccination status to LAFD Human Resources Liaison within the Personnel Department. If you have not yet reported your status, the Fire Chief is expected to send directions today regarding how to report.

UFLAC continues to bargain with the City over the impacts of the Ordinance. Please keep in mind that, whereas we will fight hard for the rights of all bargaining unit members, the outcome is unclear.

In Solidarity,

UFLAC Executive Board