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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USPS: Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for CY 2018

Statutory Requirement to Review and Post OSHA Form 300A Summary for Calendar Year 2018 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all Postal Service™ installation and establishment heads to complete and post the OSHA Form 300A, Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses, for calendar year (CY) 2018, in accordance with 29 CFR 1904, and…

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U.S. District Judge dismisses USPS worker’s disability retirement claim

By Stacey O’Connor – March 1, 2018 BENTON –U.S. District Judge David Herndon has dismissed a former U.S. Postal Service worker’s disability claim. Madelaine Sattlefield had filed a second amended complaint and in response to the Office of Personnel Management’s motion to dismiss, claiming federal court at the Southern District of Illionis had jurisdiction through…

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Mail Carrier Found Not Guilty on All Counts in OWCP Fraud Trial

By Vickie Sandlin – July 27, 2017 The prosecution failed to convince a jury of 12 people that Kristi Rae Ness, 54 of Julesburg, was guilty on 12 felony counts of insurance fraud, offering a false instrument for recording, attempt to influence a public servant and forgery of a public record. In May 2015 Ness…

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Video: Widow of Postal Worker Denied Death Benefits

The Federal Office of Workers’ Compensation says there’s not enough evidence to establish what led to the fatal injury of the worker, a 28-year-veteran of the United States Postal Service. [maxgallery id=”43045″] By Vicky Nguyen, Liz Wagner and Felipe Escamilla December 14, 2015 An East Bay widow whose husband died after he sustained a serious…

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APWU: ‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

Web News Article #: 223-2015 11/30/2015 – The APWU’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign is gaining momentum! Across the country locals have been placing a renewed emphasis on workers’ right to a safe workplace and have been distributing fact sheets outlining those rights. The latest is Fact Sheet #3, Can It Hurt Me? Can…

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Postal carrier thrown down stairs while trying to trace stolen package

By Christine Vendel – August 3, 2015 HARRISBURG- Harrisburg police are investigating after a United States Postal Service carrier was attacked Friday while trying to determine who had stolen the contents of a package. The carrier was delivering mail in the 1500 block of Herr Street about 1:40 p.m. Friday when he realized he had…

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Mail handler fired following work-related injury at Postal Service facility

US Department of Labor files lawsuit on employee’s behalf for wrongful termination. (December 3, 2014) Sharonville, OH – A U.S. Postal Service mail handler was terminated after being transported to a medical facility for treatment of a workplace injury. The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service on behalf of…

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