Putting Profits Over People': Unions Warn New COVID-19 Guidance From Trump CDC Endangers Frontline Workers
"Once again the CDC is putting profits over people with its latest recommendations that downgrade worker protections at a time when they are needed most," said Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO. "These dangerous new guidelines tell employers to keep potentially infected workers at work, which does not protect essential workers on the front lines and ignores firmly established science that there is significant transmission from asymptomatic and presymptomatic individuals." "These reckless guidelines were not issued to protect workers, but rather to ensure the continuity of business profits," Trumka added. "These recommendations will lead to many more deaths of those working on our front lines. They must be immediately revoked."