The following are some of the more frequently asked questions as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. While information varies from railroad to railroad and CBA to CBA, we hope this helps answer some of the most common concerns. As always, situations vary, so a quick call, text or email to your elected BMWED representative is your best resource. You can find contact info for all BMWED officers and staff in the Directory at bmwe.org. Please find answers outlined at link below.
Q 1. Is the Union working on hazardous pay through legislation?
Q 2. What is the course of action if the Carriers violate CDC guidelines on transport employees?
Q 3. How do we socially distance when working in a machine that requires two operators?
Q 4. If I get COVID-19 while at work, do I have a lawsuit?
Q 5. Do I have health insurance if I self-quarantine? If so, how long?
Q 6. What is the CARES Act?
Q 7. What is the total weekly amount members will receive on unemployment benefits and sick benefits?
Q 8. Is there still a 7-day waiting period for unemployment and sickness benefits?