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San Jose California
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    Weingarten Rights

    Know Your Rights!
    "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my Union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting.    

    Without Union representation, I choose not to answer questions.   

                 

    BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER!

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    SUMMARY: 
    When management begins to ask you questions that could lead to you being disciplined, you don’t have to face it alone.  If you have a reasonable belief that answers you give could be used by the supervisor to discipline you, the United States Supreme Court says you can refuse to answer any questions until a union representative is on the scene and has had a chance to talk things over with you first.  It is your right to have the union representative present during the questioning to advise you, ask supervisors for clarifications, and provide additional information at the end of the session.  The employee subject to the interview must reasonably believe that the investigatory interview will result in disciplinary action.  A meeting called by the employer for the purpose of imposing discipline, is not an interview subject to Weingarten Rights.

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    • September 8-11: Temporary (walk-in) locations for free COVID-19 testing with no appointment needed.

      All VTA staff without symptoms of COVID-19 are advised to visit one of the following temporary locations to get tested.

      Those with symptoms should call their health care provider for guidance or call 1-888-334-1000 to reach a healthcare provider for further assessment.

      Gardner Health Services at Mexican Heritage Plaza
      1700 Alum Rock Avenue
      San Jose, CA 95116
      Wednesday, September 9 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

       Overfelt High School (Gymnasium)
      1835 Cunningham Ave
      San Jose, CA 95122
      Tuesday, September 8 – Friday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

       South County Annex (formerly Antonio Del Buono Elementary)
      9300 Wren Avenue
      Gilroy, CA 95020
      Tuesday, ? September 8 – Friday, September 11 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

      COVID-19 testing is free, easy, and safe. If you are unable to visit one of the two sites listed above, you can schedule an appointment at one of the permanent locations below.

       City Locations

      Various testing sites in the following cities will offer scheduled walk-up testing Monday through Friday for people without symptoms only: Campbell, Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Saratoga, and Sunnyvale.

      Click here to check for available appointments, which will appear on the site three (3) days before the testing date. A location will no longer appear on the website once all appointment times are filled.

      El Camino Health – Mountain View Hospital

      This location offers free testing for people who do not show symptoms of COVID-19 and live, work, or go to school within the El Camino Healthcare District, which includes most of Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale, as well as small sections of Cupertino, Palo Alto, and Santa Clara.

      Testing is available Monday – Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and can be scheduled by clicking here.

      • El Camino Hospital – Mountain View

      2500 Grant Road

      Mountain View, CA 94040 

       OptumServe Testing Sites - James Lick and Christopher High Schools

      Appointments can be made by clicking here or by calling 1-888-634-1123. Phone reservations have long wait times.

      • James Lick High School

      2951 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127

      Tuesday, September 8 – Saturday, September 12 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

      • Gavilan College

      5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020

      Monday, September 7 – Friday, September 11 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm

      Santa Clara County Fairgrounds Site

      In addition to the testing available at the Fairgrounds through Verily, there is another option available at this location from Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm to 6:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Walk-up and drive-through appointments can be scheduled by clicking here. There is a bike and pedestrian entrance available off 7th Street at the corner of Tully Road. The entrance for drive-through appointments is at the following address:

      344 Tully Road, Lot A (across from the main entrance)

      San Jose, CA 95111

      Available appointments will appear on the site three (3) days before the testing date. This location will no longer appear on the website once all appointment times are filled.

      Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System - Valley Medical Center (VMC) Locations

      Valley Medical Center is currently offering testing at four drive-through sites throughout Santa Clara County. Anyone can be tested, and there are no requirements for testing criteria or insurance. Appointments are available seven (7) days a week.

      To schedule your appointment at one of the four (4) locations below, click here.

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) – Milpitas Library Parking Structure

      160 N. Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035 (Appointments Monday – Friday)

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) – Valley Health Center Downtown

      777 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) – Valley Health Center East Valley

      1993 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116

      • St. Louise Regional Hospital – DePaul Health Center

      18550 De Paul Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

      Verily (Project Baseline) – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and Mount Pleasant High School

      Testing at the Fairgrounds is a drive-through service. Mount Pleasant High School offers both walk-up and drive-through testing. Verily is the second testing option available at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, but it has a different operating schedule from the Fairgrounds option listed above.

      Appointments must be scheduled after completing the screening tool, which can be accessed by clicking here. No phone reservations are allowed. 

      Both testing sites operate from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and 9:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday.

      • Mount Pleasant High School

      1750 S White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

      • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

      344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111 

      COVID-19 testing is also available through your healthcare provider.

      Large healthcare systems, including the County of Santa Clara Health and Hospital System, Kaiser Permanente, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Stanford Healthcare, El Camino Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Regional Medical Center are all required to test the following three categories of patients:

      1. All patients with COVID-19 symptoms
      2. All patients who have had close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19
      3. All patients at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19 because they work in front-line settings, regularly ride mass transit, or have recently attended a mass gathering.

      If none of the sites listed above are convenient for you to visit, please click here to find a testing site in an area that is easier for you to access.

      County of Santa Clara – COVID-19 Support Team

      If you or anyone you know is in need of supportive services (e.g. temporary housing, medical check-ins, mental health counseling) due to testing positive for COVID-19 or being in close contact with someone who has tested positive, please click here for more information.

      Once you receive your results, please forward them to VTA.COVID-19.RPT@vta.org and note the date your test was conducted if it is not stated in your results.

      ATU Bay Area Town Hall Meeting

      Members will receive call from the ATU International area code (202) Washington DC.  Sunday 8/30 @ 12:00pm 

      Covid 19 Testing for ATU Members
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      All VTA Employees regardless of job classification can begin scheduling appointments for COVID-19 testing immediately.

      Testing is free and offered at eight (8) locations across the county

      Santa Clara County Health and Hospital System - Valley Medical Center (VMC) Locations

      Valley Medical Center is currently offering testing at four drive-through sites throughout Santa Clara County. Anyone can be tested, and there are no requirements for testing criteria or insurance. Appointments are available seven (7) days a week.

      To schedule your appointment at one of the four (4) locations below, visit: https://www.scvmc.org/patients-and-visitors/for-patients/Pages/covid-19-testing.aspx.

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center Milpitas

      1325 East Calaveras Blvd., Milpitas, CA 95035

      • St. Louise Regional Hospital - DePaul Health Center

      18550 De Paul Dr., Morgan Hill, CA 95037

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center Downtown

      777 E Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95112

      • Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) - Valley Health Center East Valley

      1993 McKee Road, San Jose, CA 95116

       Verily (Project Baseline) – Santa Clara County Fairgrounds and PAL Stadium

      Testing at the Fairgrounds is a drive-through service. PAL Stadium offers both walk-up and drive-through testing.

      Appointments must be scheduled after completing the screening tool at https://www.projectbaseline.com/study/covid-19/eligibility/. No phone reservations are allowed. 

      Both testing sites operate from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

      • Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

      344 Tully Road, San Jose

      • San José PAL Stadium

      680 S. 34th Street, San Jose 

      OptumServe Testing Sites - James Lick and Christopher High Schools

      Appointments can be made by visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting or by calling 1-888-634-1123. Phone reservations have long wait times.

      Both sites operate from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday.

      • James Lick High School

      57 North White Road, San Jose

      • Christopher High School

      850 Day Road, Gilroy.

      Private Health Plan Provider Testing:  If you are enrolled in VTA's Anthem Blue Cross HMO or Anthem Blue Cross PERS PPO plan, you have the option of contacting your provider to request a test.  You must advise them that you are an essential worker. Optionally, you can use one of the eight (8) sites listed above to get tested.

       Guidelines for Requesting Time Off

      Employees are advised to be flexible in scheduling their appointments in consideration of VTA business needs.  Employees are also required to notify their supervisor of their appointment time/confirmation prior to taking time off from work. Employees are required to return to work immediately upon test completion. 

      Time off will be coded excused paid leave if appointment conflicts with normal work hours.  ATU-represented employees who are scheduling a test during their work hours are required to complete an Employee Sick Absence (blue form) at least 24 hours prior to their appointment.  

      Reporting Test Results to VTA

      Upon receipt of your test results, please email a copy to vta.covid-19.rpt@vta.org. This is the HR confidential email inbox for all COVID-19 related items.

      If your results are positive, notify your supervisor immediately, contact your doctor, and follow your doctor's instructions.  Do not return to work until you have been advised by your supervisor to do so.

      Thank you for your cooperation. Should you have any questions, please call the VTA COVID-19 Hotline at 408-952-4110.

       

      International President John A. Costa has named Local 265-San Jose, CA Joint Workforce Investment (JWI) Apprenticeship Director Jamaine Gibson as the ATU Workforce Development Coordinator. Read more:

      Congratulations to the newest members to join ATU 265!

      Welcome to the graduating class of August 1st.  All 17 new operators joined ATU Local 265

       We wish you a long, prosperous and safe career!  

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