APWU: Workers Memorial Day is April 28

Web News Article #: 077-2015 04/07/2015 – The labor movement will observe Workers Memorial Day on Tues. April 28, to commemorate those who have been killed or injured on the job and to revitalize the fight for workplace safety. Workers Memorial Day coincides with the anniversary of passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act…

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Video: Postal Robberies Skyrocketing – increase of more than 300 percent between 2010 and 2013

On the anniversary of the murder of a local postal carrier, the News4 I-Team shows a never before released list of crimes committed against postal employees, including a dramatic increase in robberies. It started out like any other February day for a well-known D.C. postal carrier who delivered the mail on Webster Street in Northeast….

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APWU Demands Info on Emergency Procedures: 911 Call Delayed Up to 50 Minutes; Employee Dies

Web News Article #: 217-2014 11/24/2014 – Director of Industrial Relations Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has asked the Postal Service to explain its protocols for providing emergency medical assistance after learning that a Bay Area postal employee lay dying for as much as 50 minutes before 911 was called. The incident, which occurred in August,…

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Video: USPS 911 Policy May Have Caused Critical Delays in Life and Death Situation

A 911 policy may have caused critical delays in a life and death situation at USPS facility in Oakland Updated Most people know to call 911 right away in an emergency. But for employees of the United States Postal Service, the rules are different.  An NBC Bay Area investigation has exposed a USPS policy that…

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AFL-CIO Report: Death on the Job, The Toll of Neglect

This is the 23rd year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers. Workplaces are much safer today than when the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act was passed in 1970, which promised workers in this country the right to a safe job. The job fatality rate has…

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