APWU: Fire Safety Fact Sheet Released


Web News Article #: 003-2015 01/08/2016 – As part of the APWU’s campaign to Stand Up for Safe Jobs, locals across the country have been distributing fact sheets outlining our right to a safe workplace. Fact Sheet #4, Fire Safety and Prevention [PDF], is the latest to be released. According to the Employee Labor Relations…

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Video: Two Years After Slaying, Post Office Adds Carriers to Reduce After-Dark Deliveries


By Scott MacFarlane – December 29, 2015 More than 3,000 new postal workers have been hired in the D.C. area recently, as the post office works to reduce the number of late mail deliveries — two years after a mail carrier was murdered working after dark. Tyson Barnette was delivering mail at about 7:30 p.m….

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Ex-postal worker to use ‘sporting purposes’ provision in hopes of reduced prison term


By Chad Abraham – December 23, 2015 The former Aspen postal worker who had a loaded handgun in a backpack at the local facility hopes that a firearm exception in federal sentencing guidelines will result in a reduced prison term. Mauro Pennini is to be sentenced Jan. 4 in federal court in Grand Junction after…

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Why This Counts: Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace


By Erica L. Groshen – BLS Commissioner December 11, 2015 Every so often as I walk down the halls of the BLS headquarters building in Washington, D.C., I notice a few drips of coffee or water on our otherwise shiny floors. My first reaction is to stoop down and wipe up the spill, or to…

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Video: Widow of Postal Worker Denied Death Benefits


The Federal Office of Workers’ Compensation says there’s not enough evidence to establish what led to the fatal injury of the worker, a 28-year-veteran of the United States Postal Service. By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla December 14, 2015 An East Bay widow whose husband died after he sustained a serious injury at…

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December is USPS Motor Vehicle Safety Month


Someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every twelve minutes, an injury occurs every ten seconds, and a crash occurs every five seconds in the United States, according to the National Safety Council (2014). Many of these incidents occur during the workday or during the commute to and from work. When a Postal Service™ employee…

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