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The Union Meeting for Thursday, July 9, 2020 has been Cancelled due to the Covid 19 10 person rule. The July inductees will still be sworn in at 3:00 pm on that same day.
Brothers and Sisters,
There have been many questions regarding whether an employer can direct employees to wear a respirator, face mask/covering during the work day for their safety or the safety of others, the answer is yes. Many employers are making them mandatory as part of their Safety Policy. The mandatory use of this PPE may be while a person is working alone, is unable to social distance or in addition to social distancing. In the end, all employers and members must follow OSHA's General Duty Clause which states:
(a) Each employer - (1) shall furnish, to each of his employees', employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees. (2) shall comply with occuplational safety and health standards promulgated under this act.
(b) Each employee - shall comply with occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issued pursuant to this Act which are applicable to his/her own actions and conduct.
If you or our members have questions regarding working or returning to work during the COVID-19 Pandemic, please refer to the CDC Guidelines and OSHA Guidance information. The links to the information had been sent our to All Locals and can also be found at https://.iuec.org/index/php/iuec-covid-19-resources/.
Thank you and Work Safe,
Mike Langer - IUEC Director of Safety
The Union Meeting for Thursday, June 11, 2020 has been Cancelled due to the Covid 19 10 person rule. The June inductees will still be sworn in at 3:00 pm on that same day.
Words of Wisdom
Racism and economic injustice are tied at the hip and in this moment we must remind ourselves that the trade union movement at its best is a powerful force against these poisons. Both on the job and in the street we have fought for fair treatment, decent wages, healthcare, family leave, and retirement security for all workers regardless of race or gender: Transport Workers UnionPaused