USPS: Always carry essential service provider letter

USPS wants every employee and contractor to continue to carry the essential service provider letter that the organization issued this year. The letter explains that the Postal Service is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is continuing normal operations during the coronavirus pandemic as well as the civil unrest occurring in many communities. Additionally,…

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Postal Employee COVID-19 Bonus Pay?

I keep reading and hearing comments from career postal employees saying we should be getting bonuses for being essential employees like Walmart employees are getting. As essential workers, when Congress can’t balance the checkbook and the rest of the federal workforce is furloughed while we get to keep punching the time clock and even earn…

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USPS: Guidance for working during civil unrest, pandemic

The Postal Service is reminding employees and contractors that they are exempt from curfew orders and other travel restrictions issued by state and local governments due to recent civil unrest and the coronavirus pandemic. The organization is working with federal, state and local authorities to ensure the safety of employees and customers as operations continue…

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APWU: New Stand Up Talk and Essential Employee Letter

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, 8:35 AM, LaToya Burch <lfoggs@apwu.org> wrote: Hello All: Please see the attached updated essential employee letter and stand-up talk issued by the Postal Service. The letter is updated to include the civil unrest/curfews in effect around the country in various locations. The Stand Up talk addresses the civil unrest and…

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Detroit Letter Carrier brings caring message to ‘Kelly and Ryan’

The way Kelly Mathaw sees it, we’re all in this together. The Detroit letter carrier recently appeared on “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” the TV talk show hosted by Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest, to discuss her job delivering mail and packages during the coronavirus pandemic. During an interview conducted via Skype, Mathaw talked about…

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Hypocrisy From USPS HQ

During interest arbitration hearings the USPS sent a Union busting law firm in to denigrate Postal Employees and diminish our abilities and dedication. It was appalling to be compared to low wage uneducated workers as if we do not bring any special talents to the workplace. Now fast forward a few months and the PMG…

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USPS: How to deal with travel restrictions

The Postal Service is providing employees and contractors with an “essential service provider letter” they can show to law enforcement officers in case they’re stopped and questioned during the coronavirus pandemic. The letter explains that USPS is part of the nation’s critical infrastructure and is continuing normal operations during the pandemic. The letter also affirms…

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