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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St. Louis mail carrier says she was bullied at work

By Kiya Edwards – January 26, 2018 ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mail carrier claims she was bullied on the job for months. Now, she’s on a leave of absence as USPS investigates the allegations. The woman asked 5 On Your Side to hide her identity out of fear of retaliation. She said she…

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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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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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4 Ways the Workplace Has Become More Dangerous

Disgruntled employees, workplace bullies, active-shooter situations, illegal drug use, ex-spouses and dissatisfied clients—all can be found in a random sampling of the 2 million people affected by workplace violence in the United States, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “Of course, of the millions of reported cases, there are many more that go…

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