APWU: Retail Units Mandatory Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing (3/23/20)

From: Vance Zimmerman <vzimmerman@apwu.org> Sent: Monday, March 23, 2020 1:38 PM Subject: Retail Units Stand-up Talk on Social Distancing Please see attached Retail Stand Up Talk on Social Distancing. Please disseminate. Vance Zimmerman Industrial Relations Director American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO 1300 L Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4128 Tel: 202.842.4273 | Fax: 202.371.0992 Mandatory Retail…

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Trenton Metro Area Local COVID 19 Update – March 22, 2020

Via Trenton Metro Area Local President Bill Lewis: On March 22, 2020, a Trenton P&DC maintenance employee informed the Local Union that they tested positive for COVID 19. They have notified management of their condition. The employee has been instructed by their health care provider to self-quarantine. I have spoken with the plant manager and…

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Is USPS doing enough to keep postal employees and customers safe?

Some postal employees have been quarantined for 14 days that came in contact with an infected person. Other employees have refused to work at the window or in delivery jobs that would expose them to dozens of potentially-infected people every day. Instead, they are staying home and taking leave without pay. Supervisors and managers, meanwhile,…

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One-time purge of Letters of Warning in the new APWU contract

The parties agree that there will be a one-time purge of Official Disciplinary Letters of Warning from the personnel folders of all employees represented by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO. To qualify to be purged, a Letter of Warning must meet the following conditions: 1. An issue date prior to the effective date of…

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Information on FECA Coverage for Coronavirus Disease – 2019/COVID-19

A federal employee who contracts the Coronavirus Disease – 2019, known as COVID-19, while in performance of their job duties would have the full coverage of the FECA for related medical treatment and for wage loss or disability related to that condition or associated complications. However, under 20 C.F.R. § 10.303, exposure to COVID-19 alone…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk: New Customer Signature Capture Procedures for Letter Carriers

A number of cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) have recently been confirmed across the country. The safety and well-being of our employees is our highest priority. To help ensure the health of our employees, we are continuing to follow recommended guidance and strategies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and…

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USPS: Watch out for coronavirus scams

If you’re a Postal Service employee, watch out for scams that attempt to use the coronavirus pandemic to con you into revealing personal information. Emergency situations are prime opportunities for criminals to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. Scammers are creating websites devoted to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. These…

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APWU: MOUs regarding telework in IT/AS unit, CCCs, and MSSC

As part of our ongoing collective response to the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to protect the health and safety of our members and their families, today the union was able to secure three memoranda of understanding regarding telework with the Postal Service. Please see attached the MOUs regarding telework in the IT/AS unit, in Customer…

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