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Teamsters Local 572 Members Bring Toys to Kids

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Teamsters Local 572 members in Los Angeles helped the school district bring toys to kids in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Rick Middleton, Local 572 Secretary-Treasurer and International Vice President, and Teamster volunteers were featured in a CBS 12 news story.

This is a rapidly evolving situation. This fact sheet will be updated online as needed. See links at the end of this fact sheet for the most up-to-date information.

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly within the United States. The outbreak has been declared a national emergency in the United States and a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Protecting workers who engage in local and suburban passenger transportation by bus, rail, or subway should be a high priority so that they can continue to provide transportation services without getting sick or spreading the infection to their communities.

Commercial drivers are experiencing problems renewing their Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs) and Medical Certificates as many State Driver’s Licensing Agencies are complying with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance on social distancing. Medical providers nationwide have reprogrammed their activities and resources to meet the increasing need for medical support to deal with the public health crisis we are facing due to the Coronavirus.

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