“We’ve been on the front line since this virus started but it seems like management is not along with us,” said Saul Walker, who maintains dormitories at the University of Maryland College Park. A member of AFSCME Local 1072, Walker told WJLA that he believes the school has been focused on the safety of students and faculty, not workers. “People are having to choose between a paycheck and their safety,” said union organizer Celina Sagusingh. Local 1072 handed out 200 donated K-N95 masks to housekeepers and maintenance workers on UMD’s campus last week to show that "when it comes to providing maximal PPE, the union is doing for the workers what management will not," interim local president Todd Holden told Union City.
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