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“They’re not taking our safety seriously:” SEPTA employees call for greater protections

(Source: Philadelphia Inquirer, April 1, 2020)

PHILADELPHIA — Allison Cooper, a SEPTA operator repositioned to sanitizing buses at Fern Rock Transportation Center, worries she may give COVID-19 to her 90-year-old mom at their Germantown home. As Cooper, 54, a TWU Local 234 representative at SEPTA’s Midvale depot, tells it, some drivers ask why they couldn’t wear a face mask on a job deemed essential to getting pharmacists, nurses, grocery stockers, and other vital workers on the job. Why couldn’t they block off bus seats for social distancing?

Full story: Philadelphia Inquirer

Thursday, April 2, 2020

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