DOL Sues Postal Service Over Firing of Injured Whistleblower

“The U.S. Postal Service unlawfully threatened to terminate, and ultimately fired, a worker who reported an on-the-job injury, the Labor Department said in a federal lawsuit in California. The DOL alleges that the Postal Service violated the whistleblower provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, according to a complaint filed Wednesday in the U.S….

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USPS faces nearly $150,000 in penalties for heat-related death of mail carrier

By Brenda Gazzar – Jan 10, 2019 Federal workplace safety investigators have cited the U.S. Postal Service for violations totaling nearly $150,000 following the heat-related death of a mail carrier in Woodland Hills this past summer, officials announced Thursday. Veteran carrier Peggy Frank, 63, was found dead in her non-air-conditioned mail truck in Woodland Hills…

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The Postal Service wants you, millennials [audio]

By Nancy Marshall-Genzer – May 16, 2017 Hey, millennials! The Postal Service is hiring, and it wants you, even if you can’t remember the last time you licked a stamp. The Postal Service’s workforce is aging. In fact, almost a third of its approximately 640,000 workers are eligible to retire. Sixty-five year old Larry Anthony…

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Kilgore Mail carrier wins discrimination lawsuit

By Robin Y. Richardson – April 22, 2017 MARSHALL — A federal jury in Marshall has ruled in favor of a Kilgore mail carrier in her discrimination lawsuit, determining she was fired in November 2012 for reporting a black supervisor was mistreating white employees. The mail carrier, Kimberly Cox, was awarded $250,000 in damages for…

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Postal Inspection Service offers $50K reward following robbery of Memphis mail carrier (video)

November 23, 2016 MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – A U.S. Post Office employee was robbed in broad daylight while delivering mail in Memphis. U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest of the person who robbed the postal worker. The robbery happened on November 21, 2016 in Binghampton….

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Fannie Allison’s ‘angel’ wears a postal service uniform

By Christy Wheeland – October 26, 2015 Residents and business owners in the downtown area are accustomed to receiving their mail pretty much at the same time every day. Postal carrier Aaron Hetherington makes his rounds like clockwork, greeting folks while making his deliveries. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 he was running just a few minutes…

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Why Letter Carriers Are Not an Endangered Species

Monday, April 20, 2015 “Mail carrier” was recently named as one of the 10 worst careers in the U.S., largely because of a supposedly bleak employment outlook. “Hiring of mail carriers has been on a steady decline with the proliferation of email and text messaging,” CareerCast said in ranking mail carrier #191 out of 200…

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USPS: ‘Stagecoach Mary’ – Pioneering mail carrier Mary Fields

Few Wild West characters can match Mary Fields, the first known African-American woman mail carrier. Fields, who was profiled last week by the Root news site, was born a slave in 1832 in Tennessee and freed after the Civil War. She eventually settled in Cascade, MT, where she got a job driving a mail wagon…

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