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What Should UC Nurses (or other UC employees) do if they are told they won’t be put on the Schedule Because they Haven’t Taken the Flu Shot

What Should UC Nurses (or other UC employees) do if they are told they won’t be put on the Schedule Because they Haven’t Taken the Flu Shot

I have been getting many emails from nurses in the UC system who are being told that their flu mandate paperwork is overdue and unless they get the shot by November 1st they won’t be put on the work schedule. My reading of the Judge’s order in the case is that he has ordered the UC system not to take any action against any member of the UC community until he issued his decision on November 4th. Therefore it would…

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UC Flu Shot Mandate Case Update: It Might be a Very Interesting Week at the UC

UC Flu Shot Mandate Case Update: It Might be a Very Interesting Week at the UC

When last we left off, the judge put off our preliminary injunction hearing until November 4th. Recognizing that the new hearing date was beyond the November 1st deadline, he instructed the UC to take no action against any UC community member who did not comply with the mandate, until he issued his ruling. I had my doubts about whether the UC would stop insisting that the community still comply with the November 1 deadline, and I didn’t think they would…

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Super Breaking News on the UC Flu Mandate: Hearing Continued until November 4th and the UC is barred from taking any action against any employee or student for not getting the shot until the Hearing Date!

Super Breaking News on the UC Flu Mandate: Hearing Continued until November 4th and the UC is barred from taking any action against any employee or student for not getting the shot until the Hearing Date!

Because of all the paperwork flying back and forth, the Hayward Superior Court judge has rescheduled the hearing to November 4, 2020, at 1:30 PM You might recall from a previous post that the case was previously set for November 12th. We filed a so-called “ex parte application” to move the hearing back to October (it had originally been set to be heard on October 14th by another judge). The UC attorneys objected to the reset request in large part…

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Next up, Massachusetts

Next up, Massachusetts

As some of you know, Massachusetts is the only state (so far) that has the statewide flu mandated for all students up to and including university students up to a certain age. Here is the mandate. https://www.mass.gov/news/flu-vaccine-now-required-for-all-massachusetts-school-students-enrolled-in-child-care-pre It seems like a bad idea, just as bad as the UC flu vaccine mandate. Win or lose in the UC case, Bobby Kennedy and CHD want the Mass. mandate to be the next challenge. Experts are ready. and more will be added….

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What Should the UC Community do about the Flu Vaccine Questionnaire?

What Should the UC Community do about the Flu Vaccine Questionnaire?

I have been receiving many emails, messages, and voice messages asking me how to fill out the vaccine questionnaire being emailed to the UC community. As per my practice, rather than answer specific requests, I am going to tell you in this post what I think you should do. It’s not complicated, and it won’t require any immediate action for most of you out there. Here is the first and most important thing you should do now: NOTHING. Do nothing…

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UC Preliminary Injunction Hearing Now Set for October 22 at 1:30 PM

UC Preliminary Injunction Hearing Now Set for October 22 at 1:30 PM

We just received word that our Motion for Preliminary Injunction will be heard by the judge on October 22, 2020, at 1:30 PM. Anyone who wants to watch or listen should be able to by going to the Alameda Country Superior Court Website. I will give further instrucitons closer to the hearing date. You will recall that the case was originally set for October 14th, but after the case was transferred to another judge it was reset to November 12th….

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UC Injunction Lawsuit Critical Update: Chaos and Confusion Continues; The Hearing Date on the Prelim. Injunction now up in the Air, but Thankfully, The UC Grants a Grace Period Until November 12th. Thank you UC!

UC Injunction Lawsuit Critical Update: Chaos and Confusion Continues; The Hearing Date on the Prelim. Injunction now up in the Air, but Thankfully, The UC Grants a Grace Period Until November 12th. Thank you UC!

Folks, there is a lot going on in our injunction lawsuit regarding the UC’s Flu Mandate which was supposed to go into effect on November 1st. However, now apparently the November 1st deadline will not be enforced based on representations made by the UC to the judge hearing the case. It’s complicated, so pay close attention. We filed the permanent injunction action on August 27th. On September 17th we filed a motion for a preliminary injunction. There are three things…

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Way Cool Youtube on the UC Injunction case and the Administration’s Tactical Retreat

Way Cool Youtube on the UC Injunction case and the Administration’s Tactical Retreat

Some talented person has created a  short youtube clip of our UC injunction lawsuit and my recent post announcing that under a recently revised (but still largely unpublished or still secret) Executive Order, UC students will be treated the same as faculty and other employees. That’s good news for the students.  And, although I think it was just a tactical retreat to avoid that crazy part of the executive order to drag down the rest of their defense, good on…

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The High Priests of the Religion of Vaccinology Circle the Wagons around the UC Flu Mandate and Recite their Gospel

The High Priests of the Religion of Vaccinology Circle the Wagons around the UC Flu Mandate and Recite their Gospel

Yesterday, I gave you some good news about the UC’s tactical retreat in our lawsuit seeking to overturn the UC’s flu vaccine mandate.  Here is that post. https://rickjaffeesq.com/2020/10/01/breaking-news-uc-makes-a-tactical-retreat-with-its-new-executive-order-and-its-good-news-for-students-albeit-temporary-and-only-for-some-students/ Basically, the UC decided that treating students differently from faculty staff was an outrageous violation of the students’ equal protection and First Amendment rights as alleged in our Fourth Cause of action.  Rather than face a certain ruling of unconstitutionality from the judge in our preliminary injunction motion, I think the UC…

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BREAKING NEWS! UC MAKES A TACTICAL RETREAT WITH ITS NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER, AND IT’S GOOD NEWS FOR STUDENTS, (albeit temporary and only for some students)

BREAKING NEWS! UC MAKES A TACTICAL RETREAT WITH ITS NEW EXECUTIVE ORDER, AND IT’S GOOD NEWS FOR STUDENTS, (albeit temporary and only for some students)

As you know, Bobby Kennedy and I (with the able assistance of CHD’s chief legal guru Mary Holland, PIC’s human vaccine encyclopedia a/k/a Greg Glaser, and SD ace litigator Ray Flores) filed an injunction lawsuit to stop the UC’s executive order requiring all students, faculty and other employees to get the flu shot by November 1 on pain of not being able to work or register for class. We filed on August 27th, the executive order having been published on…

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