Coronavirus Update

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Good Afternoon Brothers and Sisters

With the events of Friday in the rear view mirror, the officers and stewards have decided that a text blast updating each of you is prudent.

The union leadership has been in contact with the company many times so far this weekend. We plan to update the stewards tonight via our daily call.

As of now the company plans to hold employees at the gates in the morning to interact, by asking/answering a few questions about your travel and interactions with others, as well as if your exhibiting certain symptoms.  For some body temps may be taken. This will be a circus. So please be patient, It’s going to take time. The 7:00 start time will be flexible.  This is an early attempt to thwart the spread of COVID-19 into the NYPA community. Some actions were tested over the weekend to measure success. Some outcomes were positive some not so much.  Please keep in mind that these actions are part of a measured response to protect each of us as community members, so as not to spread the virus or fear any further to our families, especially the more medically susceptible among us.     

That’s it for now.  Please continue to watch for updates and don’t hesitate to question your stewards.  They are in talks with leadership constantly.  What answers we don’t have we’ll get for you.   
All the best folks, remember that social distancing is what’s going to stop the spread of the virus.

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