Metro’s largest union has announced that WMATA employees, doctors, riders, and advocates will gather Friday to protest the transit agency’s excused absence policy.
The regulation requires employees to call of out work 72 hours ahead of the time they anticipate being sick.
“This policy is unsafe, and further illustrates WMATA’s complete disregard for the health, safety and well-being of their employees and riders,” says the union, ATU Local 689, in a release.
The press conference is taking place at 11 a.m. in front of the Western Bus Garage in Friendship Heights.
More information here.
Western Bus Garage, 5230 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm