Local 627-Cincinnati, OH President Troy Miller joins Vice President Harris for Public Transit Roundtable

Today in Cincinnati, OH, Local 627 President Troy Miller joined Vice President Kamala Harris, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown, and transit and community leaders for a spirited roundtable discussion on how public transit will create jobs, spur economic development, and foster healthier communities.


With $85 billion for transportation, the ATU applauds
Biden’s American Jobs Plan

2021 Public Employee Collective Bargaining Bill
Unlike workers in the private sector, most public employees do not have collective bargaining rights.
Public workers in some subdivisions have worked to pass collective bargaining rights in their jurisdiction,
but this is a limited patchwork of laws throughout the state and a majority of jurisdictions have no
collective bargaining rights established at all.
This year, Colorado’s legislature has the opportunity to formally recognize the collective bargaining rights

The following guidance goes into effect on November 9, 2020.Agencies or individuals providing public transportation, including rideshares and taxis, should follow thisguidance to protect themselves, passengers, and employees from COVID-19.Transit agencies may consider modifications to service, prioritizing routes that serve medicalfacilities, employment center, food, and lifeline services.In emergencies, transportation providers may prioritize the immediate safety, transportation, and

Limit Spread of Infected Vehicles

Assign vehicles so as to limit the number of different vehicles a worker uses in order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 from infected workers to their coworkers.
Rear Door Boarding

Rear door boarding of all passengers, other than those who need a wheelchair ramp to board.

Installation of cordon or barrier to prevent use of front seats by passengers other than those in a wheelchair (or similar mobility device).

Elimination of all fare collection.

Worker Wellness

Voluntary and regular health checks on the property with a health professional who can answer questions
about COVID-19.

List of OPEN buildings and businesses along routes with access to public washrooms.

Appropriate leave policy, including moratorium on discipline for attendance occurrence related to COVID-19,
and a complement of 15 days of paid Pandemic Leave.

Fully-paid testing for exposed workers.

Fully-paid treatment for infected workers.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Hand sanitizer, disposable gloves, goggles or face shield, disinfecting wipes, and trash receptacle with liner.
• N95 respirator. Operator properly fitted for respirator, and trained on respirator usage and techniques to
avoid contamination.
• Training on proper putting on, using and removing gloves and other PPE in order to avoid contamination.
• Sufficient surgical (or more protective) masks for passengers.
Vehicle Minimum Specifications

Frontline Worker PPE

2 oz. bottle of hand sanitizer (minimum 60% alcohol).

Disposable gloves.

Disinfecting wipes for wiping down work area surfaces.

Package of tissues for personal use.

Fitted N95 mask, and training on proper use.
Vehicle Cleaner PPE

Fitted N95 mask, and training on proper use.

Protective goggles or face shields.

Protective gloves.

Protective gown(s).

Waterproof knee pads to kneel on.

Ability to periodically use handwashing facilities.