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EPA Workers at Michigan Lab File Air Quality Safety Grievance

May 19, 2022, 6:44 PM

The EPA’s biggest union has filed a formal grievance with the agency, alleging unsafe working conditions at a vehicle testing lab in Ann Arbor, Mich., that one employee described as a “Covid incubator.”

In its grievance, the American Federation of Government Employees Local 704 claimed that the Environmental Protection Agency has moved some emergency response staffers into a prefabricated office that doesn’t meet basic standards for air ventilation.

The “portafab” is located inside a vehicle testing warehouse, the union said. Workers were directed to report to that location after the EPA closed a lab in Grosse Ile, Mich.

Employees quickly ...