Postal Worker West – July 2019 Edition

Via APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez: PMG & BoG Plan To Cut Jobs & Benefits Fight Over Contract Leaps Forward Forced Agency Merger Could Affect Health Benefits and Retirement Skewed Data Hurts Workers Day of Mourning Admin Leave Deadline Nears “Where Is My Grievance?” Rights Of Newly Converted PSEs What’s Hot In Safety?…

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Vote Sarah Jane Rodriguez for APWU Health Plan Director

Sisters and Brothers, I am respectfully asking for your vote and support to be your next Health Plan Director, as well as your support of the Fighting 4U Team. I will work hard to maintain the great benefits we have currently, and have many ideas for achievable additions and improvements. Free and reduced gym memberships…

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Lawsuit seeks to nullify APWU Manchester Local’s election of officers

2019 OLMS Civil Enforcement Actions (updated 7-1-19) On June 17, 2019, in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the Department filed suit against American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 230 (located in Manchester, N.H.). The lawsuit seeks to nullify the union’s March 2, 2019 election of the offices of president,…

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[UPDATED July 17, 2019] CDC: Summary of Oshkosh, Wisconsin Postal Facility Health Hazard Evaluation

In February 2019, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) received a union request for a health hazard evaluation (HHE) at a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) facility located at 1025 West 20th Street in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The union was concerned that several employees had been diagnosed with Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) cellulitis. The…

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Postal Uniform Maker Failed To Pay Employee Payroll Taxes, Sentenced To 2 Years In Federal Prison

Department of Justice Press Release – July 3, 2019 Fort Smith, AR – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Eric De Priest, age 47, of Marshall, Arkansas, was sentenced Monday to serve 24 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered…

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USPS OIG Report: Postal Inspection Service Asset Forfeiture Fund

Objective Our objective was to determine whether deposits and expenditures for the Postal Inspection Service Asset Forfeiture Fund (AFF) complied with Postal Inspection Service policies and procedures. The Postal Inspection Service is a participating agency of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Asset Forfeiture (AF) Program. The intent of the DOJ AF Program is to allow…

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USPS: Safety Dashboard offers accident data

The Postal Service has introduced the Safety Dashboard, an online resource that will provide users with accurate, timely data on accidents. The Safety Dashboard offers total accident rates, accident counts by type and accident trends, including forecast projections. Users can also access detailed data by category, such as a motor vehicle tab that lists the…

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Postal Bulletin: A U.S. Passport is Your Key to International Travel

The Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate issues U.S. passports to traveling Americans. Passports are a request to foreign governments to permit you to travel, and also allow you to re-enter the United States. A passport book or card is proof of identity and U.S. citizenship. U.S. citizens can use each as follows: The passport…

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