APWU Western Region Coordinator: Filing a Stress Workers Comp Claim

Excerpt from APWU Western Region Coordinator Omar M. Gonzalez’ Dealing With Postal Monsters Guidebook Postal workers who are harassed may suffer emotional stress when carrying out their postal assignment duties.  At times employees file Workers Compensation claims and are taken aback by the denial of such claims by the Office of Workers Compensation Programs (OWCP)…

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APWU Western Region: Sick Leave Control Is Out of Control

Management’s continuing crack down on sick leave usage is resulting in an increase in leave disapprovals and discipline. The Region continues to provide updates on Attendance issues. Locals who desire to receive the comprehensive Regional Guidebook on Attendance Control and Discipline for Cause may contact Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez at (650) 685-7402 or email ogonzalez@apwu.org…

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USPS defenses against OSHA citation rejected

By Gloria Gonzalez – February 28, 2019 An administrative law judge of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission has rejected two defenses put forth by the U.S. Postal Service to a citation issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. On Feb. 26, 2018, OSHA issued a one-item, other-than-serious citation to USPS alleging…

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Abusive Pittsburgh postmaster sentenced to probation

By Karen Kane – April 12, 2017 A Pittsburgh postmaster thought he was “preserving public safety” when he violated federal law and opened a suspicious package to check for illegal drugs, according to his attorney. But two women he supervised told the sentencing judge Wednesday that Daniel Davis all but ruined their lives by threatening…

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Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment

Effective March 16, 2017, the Postal Service™ issued its Memorandum of Policy (MOP) HR-03-16-2017-2, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. This policy: Reaffirms the Postal Service’s commitment to providing a work environment free of harassment. Supersedes MOP HR-03-03-2016-2, Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment. The Postal Service Policy on Workplace Harassment is available on the…

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EEOC Seeks Public Input on Proposed Enforcement Guidance on Harassment

PRESS RELEASE  1-10-17 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced today that it has voted to release for public input a proposed enforcement guidance addressing unlawful harassment under the federal employment discrimination laws. The proposed Enforcement Guidance on Unlawful Harassment is available for input until Feb. 9, 2017 at https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EEOC-2016-0009. This proposed…

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“Reinstate NALC Steward Angela” Protest At SF Against Workplace Bullying/Union Busting

By Labor Video Project – November 18, 2016 Supporters of NALC 214 chief steward Angela Bibb-Merritt rallied and spoke out at the SF federal building on November 16, 2016 against her suspension and the massive workplace bullying and union busting going on at the post office. Many stewards have been harassed and bullied by management….

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No-confidence vote for Shrewsbury, Massachusetts postmaster

By Elaine Thompson – October 15, 2016 SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Post Office employees have taken a vote of no confidence in their postmaster whom they say has created “a hostile work environment filled with harassment and bullying,” a repeat of what postal workers in other towns where he has worked have said in the past. The…

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