Last week, we brought you news that the CSU was moving toward abandoning the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for faculty, staff, and students.

We also learned recently that CSU management is eliminating the non-COVID-19 vaccine requirements for students without consulting faculty.

Because Labor Relations in the CSU failed to notify the union and provide an opportunity to meet and confer over the matter before implementing the change, and because of the potential impacts on faculty member’s health and safety, CFA filed an unfair practice charge with the Public Employment Relations Board this week.

The CSU replaced its policy requiring that students be vaccinated for Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, TDAP (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis), Tuberculosis, and Hepatitis B. The new policy eliminates all vaccination requirements except the one for Hepatitis B and is effective February 14, 2023.

CSU management is cavalierly disregarding public health and faculty concerns and input. The move also goes against California Department of Public Health and American College Health Association guidelines.

This is yet another instance where CSU management is imposing policy without following the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act.

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