In a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia the Transportation Trades Department AFL-CIO (TTD) of which TCU is a member, is demanding immediate protection measures be put in place for frontline transportation workers.
The letter includes:
Dear Secretaries Chao and Scalia:
It has now been over a month since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak to be a pandemic. The United States alone has had over 670,000 confirmed cases and, tragically, over 34,000 deaths. Since this public health crisis began, TTD and our unions have consistently urged the federal government to take specific steps to protect frontline transportation workers and their families from exposure to this virus.
The frontline workers that TTD unions represent have proven themselves up to the task of serving their communities and their country. Throughout this crisis they have had our backs, despite the ever-growing personal risks involved. Now it is time for the federal government to have their backs. These workers should not be forced to work without effective safety protocols and protections and proper personal protective equipment.
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