APWU: Stand Up for Safe Jobs on Workers Memorial Day

04/10/2018 – Each year on Workers Memorial Day (April 28), working people throughout the world remember those who were hurt or killed on the job and recommit to the struggle for a safe workplace. Virtually every safety and health protection on the books today exists because union workers fought together to win them, the most…

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USPS: Postal Inspection Service offering HAZMAT training

The Postal Inspection Service is offering three new training courses to help employees who accept and handle hazardous materials. The first course, Advanced HAZMAT Training, is now available in the Learning Management System. The course number is 10026976. The course provides instruction on: navigating Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted and Perishable Mail; classification of hazardous materials;…

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APWU: EEOC Decision Is Final – NRP Discriminated Against Injured Workers – File Claims Now

For Your Information: Web News Article #: 34-2018 03/23/2018 – The time is now for all current and former permanent-rehabilitation and limited-duty postal employees who were subjected to the USPS National Reassessment Process (NRP) between May 5, 2006 and July 1, 2011 to file a timely claim with the Postal Service to seek monetary damages…

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NRP Class Action Victory – Class Member Claims DUE NOW

The McConnell EEO class action lawsuit involves 135,000 postal workers from 2006 to 2011. The USPS will probably get a small number of claims at this late date. People have given up, retired and moved in this twelve-year period. Many claim notices will be undeliverable. This class action EEO lawsuit far exceeds the largest previous…

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APWU appeals USPS Safety Ambassador Program to arbitration

Web News Article #: 28-2018 03/16/2018 – The APWU was informed on October 26, 2017 of the Postal Service’s intent to roll out a new program called the Safety Ambassador Program. The Postal Service intends to replace the safety captain program, and any other local safety programs, with this “standardized” and nationally controlled program. The…

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OIG: Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation Programs Return to Work Processes in the Southern and Pacific Areas

Objective Our objective was to assess whether the U.S. Postal Service effectively managed its Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs to ensure that injured employees in the Southern and Pacific areas who were deemed fit returned to work timely. The Postal Service’s Limited Duty and Rehabilitation programs help the agency meet its legal obligation to injured-on-duty…

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USPS recruiting volunteer Safety Ambassadors

The Postal Service is encouraging employees to become safety ambassadors, volunteer positions that will help the organization promote safety. Safety ambassadors will be located in facilities across the nation, where they will help identify and abate hazards, raise awareness of safe work practices and improve communication on safety matters. “The ambassadors will be critical members…

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