August lock operator gets previous operator, not current

I have an automation set up to do something if certain people unlock a lock. I’m using a state conditional on sensor.lock_operator but it’s consistently pulling the operator of the previous time it was unlocked, not the current one. It’s like the sensor doesn’t get updated before the comparison happens. Is there a good way around this?

The idea is that if John Smith unlocks the gym door (called Big Blue) and the HVAC system isn’t already set to home to go ahead and set it to home.

id: '1642221100465'
alias: Bring the Heat
description: ''
  - platform: device
    device_id: 0293f992da00c7f1626751c446ade353
    domain: lock
    entity_id: lock.big_blue
    type: unlocked
  - condition: or
      - condition: state
        entity_id: sensor.big_blue_operator
        state: John Smith
      - condition: state
        entity_id: sensor.big_blue_operator
        state: Tom Smith
  - condition: not
      - condition: state
        entity_id: climate.gym
        state: Home
        attribute: preset_mode
  - device_id: e4ae72fde363cd1617b02ecc4157c3bb
    domain: climate
    entity_id: climate.gym
    type: set_preset_mode
    preset_mode: Home
mode: single