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Department of Public Works says some employees are refusing to work following COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 8:27 PM, Jun 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-12 20:27:24-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Department of Public Works says that some employees have refused to work following the suspension of operations at their Eastside Sanitation Yard.

According to the department, this has caused significant delays to trash collections.

As a result of these issues, the Department of Public Works is taking the immediate actions:

  • All permission leave for Solid Waste workers is revoked and workers must return to work immediately. Failure to report will result in job abandonment.
  • Anticipating that some employees may not return to work, an aggressive recruitment campaign is underway to hire laborers and Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) drivers to fill positions.