Statement from President Evers in Response to MBTA Employees Testing Positive for COVID-19

“We hope that the Baker Administration and the MBTA recognize the incredible commitment of this workforce when making decisions about compensation and sick leave for their essential employees, particularly during this unprecedented time. We’re concerned because members of the Boston Carmen’s Union who have been on duty have tested positive for COVID-19. As essential employees, our members report to work each day knowing they face this risk. The Carmen’s Union has been working in coordination with the MBTA to ensure the health and safety or our members, but nothing is foolproof when interacting with the public every day. Unfortunately, the T’s leave policies fall short of recognizing the sacrifice and dedication these employees are making every day on the job. We’ll fight for our members. Keep them in your prayers.”

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    • Michael Houde on April 1, 2020 at 2:25 pm

    How will the days missed because of the COVID-19 virus be addressed? We need assurances that if we don’t meet the 180 day requirement our year of employment will still count. We are putting our health at stake for the public. It would be a shame to find out we can’t retire, and have to work an additional year because we didn’t complete a whole year due to an illness that we were forced to be exposed to.

    • Robert Soden on March 31, 2020 at 5:42 pm

    Our union heads should contact Marty Walsh and get us recognized as equal to first responders. we are in the cross hairs of this pandemic every time we load the vehicle’s we drive every day .

    • Robert Soden on March 31, 2020 at 3:34 am

    I really think our union heads should contact Marty Walsh so we can be tested at the Suffolk downs first responders test site we as t employee’s are smack dab in the cross hairs of this pandemic .and I wish the best for our union brothers and sisters who have contracted covid 19 stay strong

    • Bill Doucette on March 27, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Concerned that I may get infected ,which is a big possibly compared to most. As a result I could infect my family . Question is our attendance policy going to change to reflect the high possibility of union members being infected. Or regardless of the threat we have to continue on a daily basis risk possible exposure.

    • F on March 27, 2020 at 8:00 am

    I know the personal information of the employees who have this virus can not be disclosed, but the news claims the MBTA has contacted employees who were in contact with any employee, but that is not the case where I am working. How long before we get contacted, is it the T, DPH, or some other organization that will contact us? Does the entire staff of the T have to get this and be out of work before Baker realizes he should have shut the place for at least a month?

    • Eileen S Finch #70548 on March 25, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    I tried to get tested and was refused I guess I don’t have enough money to be tested it should not go by who have more money if someone is feeling sick they should be tested before it’s too late

    • Chaulkeenyia on March 25, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    This should have been RECOGNIZED 3 WEEKS AGO WHEN CHINA WAS LOSING LIVES LEFT AND RIGHT. SOMEONE SHOULD HAVE STUD UP AND SAID THIS IS A PUBLIC ORGANIZATION, AND THEY NEED TO SHUT DOWN TO STOP THE SPREAD. BOTTOM LINE

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