Laundry workers hold rally in Perth Amboy for better COVID-19 protections at facility
Laundry workers held a rally Tuesday in Perth Amboy against Med-Apparel, pushing for more protections against coronavirus. Employees clean sheets and other linens for hospitals and nursing homes.
They say the company has not enforced social distancing, masks, and other safety measures. Mayor Wilda Diaz was also in attendance, advocating for their protection.
"We really don't know what's going to happen within the next couple of months, so we want to ensure that companies like these take head and ensure the wellbeing and the health of employees that are going to be working," says Mayor Diaz.
Workers are also protesting their pay and pension plans.