Thousands of OSHA investigations already closed during COVID-19 pandemic

By Matt Flener – July 1, 2020 KANSAS CITY, Mo. —Thousands of investigations into working conditions across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic are getting quietly closed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, after complaints of working conditions by employees and the public. What’s left unexplained is why those investigations…

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The Postal Service’s lagging performance hurts rural America

By George Landrith – June 25, 2015 In the heartland of America, including Kansas and Missouri, the U.S. Postal Service has been a steady fixture in every American’s life. From the Post Office on Main Street to the postal worker who has delivered mail to our houses for 25 years, the U.S. Postal Service has…

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Newspaper dropping it’s carriers in favor of postal delivery

By Rudi Keller – June 9, 2015 The Moberly Monitor-Index will eliminate delivery carriers in July and rely instead on the U.S. Postal Service to take the daily newspaper to subscribers. The switch will mean changing the daily publication schedule to print the newspaper in the evening, Circulation Manager Jessie Embree said Tuesday. The Monitor-Index…

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Video: Postal workers rally to keep post offices open

By Sarah Hollenbeck – May 14, 2015 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Postal workers nationwide and in Kansas City are fighting to keep your local post office open. The United States Postal Service plans to reduce hours and close branches nationwide. No branches in Kansas City are currently set to close, but with 82 processing centers…

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McCaskill, others request one-year moratorium on postal consolidation efforts

By Erin Ragan – April 14, 2015 U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and others have asked a congressional subcommittee for time to pass federal legislation that could create efficiency for the financially ailing U.S. Postal Service. In a letter to leaders of the Senate’s Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee dated March 27, McCaskill and fellow senators called…

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OSHA: USPS mail processing center again cited for fire extinguisher, electrical violations at St. Louis facility

April 2, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 1720 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan.13, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration initiated an inspection of a United States Postal Service mail processing site after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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