Association of Commuter Rail Employees chair calls on state to make masks optional on Metro-North

The chairman says members have had to deal with assaults and verbal altercations every day with riders, as they try to enforce what he calls an unenforceable mandate.

News 12 Staff

Jul 29, 2022, 7:19 PM

Updated 663 days ago

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The chairman of the Association of Commuter Rail Employees is calling on the state Health Department to make masks optional on Metro-North.
The chairman says members have had to deal with assaults and verbal altercations every day with riders, as they try to enforce what he calls an unenforceable mandate.
Metro-North's president said any assault on an employee is outrageous and unacceptable. She said Metro-North is grateful for the railroad's employees who have kept the region moving safely throughout the pandemic.
No comment has been issued from the state.


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