SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) – The California Department of Safety and Health at Work filed a complaint against the city of San Francisco for “dangerous, inhuman treatment” of city workers.
The impending danger complaint alleges that the city failed to provide hand washing and toilet facilities and did not enforce COVID safety measures for its city workers.
According to Cal-OSHA, nine employees at the Cesar Chavez St. Maintenance Yard facility tested positive for COVID-19 in the last three weeks of January.
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“We need to take action now to protect workers and the public from COVID-19,” said Theresa Foglio-Ramirez, sales representative for the local workers’ union 261, which represents workers, and filed the Cal-OSHA complaint.
Foglio-Ramirez also says that San Francisco failed to inform Local 261 members of the outbreak or offer the required testing as per Section 8.
According to SF Public Works, key city workers can get a free COVID-19 test provided by the city.