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COVID Adds to PATH Unions' Long Ordeal

Posted 5/18/20

The unions that represent the workers who run the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter railroad connecting New York and New Jersey are pressing for testing for COVID19, hazard pay and a death benefit after losing one of their own to the virus last month.

Robert Elijiah, 61, worked for PATH as a Power Rail Mechanic for 19 years and was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 864. He died April 23 of the coronavirus, leaving behind his wife, three children and 12 grandchildren.

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