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MARCH 28, 2020 7:05PM

IUE-CWA LOCAL 201 – OFFICIAL NOTICE

REGARDING SAFETY AND WORKING CONDITIONS AT GE-LYNN (COVID-19)

Whereas a member of our approximately 1260-person bargaining unit, was sent home Friday evening after reporting that a member of his household has, or is suspected of having the coronavirus; 

Whereas he likely had contact with some number of bargaining unit members, as well as with various objects and items in Building 74; 

"We want to keep working, but we want to do it safely!"


Local 201 is advocating for Supplies, Sanitizing, Six Feet, Sick Days, and Serving the Public

Supplies
We get too many reports of periodic shortages of cleaning supplies, Personal Protective Equipment, sanitizer, soap, cleaning spray bottles, and rubber gloves.  We work with metal, cardboard, and other surfaces where the virus can live for long periods of time.  We need access to proper supplies at all times.
Sanitizing

 

Update #5 on COVID-19 Discussions with GE Lynn

March 19, 2020. 5:00pm

Talks with GE are not going well.  The GE Riverworks Plant in Lynn is currently an unsafe working environment.

The Company’s response to those that have medical conditions that make the virus even more dangerous are told to use their vacation and sick time and file a short-term disability claim if they require more time out.