U.S. – ‘Frustrated and fearful’: Maintenance union calls on Amtrak to test employees for COVID-19

By Patricia Madej, The Philadelphia Inquirer; June 23, 2020

The union representing thousands of railroad maintenance and construction workers wants Amtrak to implement stronger measures to protect employees against the coronavirus.

Members of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are “frustrated and fearful,” said Jed Dodd, vice president, and call upon the passenger railroad to implement monthly coronavirus testing and contact tracing procedures as well as temperature screenings before starting work.

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