The Workers Making Sure The NYC Subway Is Ebola-Free
The people who clean the subways might be New York City's unsung heroes. They work at all hours, power-washing urine from platforms, putting themselves in harm's way to clean tracks and mopping the train car floors and seats that millions of people use every day.
Still, workers were disconcerted by the news that Craig Spencer, the doctor who tested positive for Ebola in New York City on Thursday, rode the A, L and 1 subway lines the day before he was diagnosed. After all, theyre the ones who have to clean the trains on which Spencer travelled.
"It's a time for caution, a high level of caution," said John Samuelsen, president of the Transportation Workers Union Local 100, whic