St. Louis mail carrier says she was bullied at work

By Kiya Edwards – January 26, 2018 ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mail carrier claims she was bullied on the job for months. Now, she’s on a leave of absence as USPS investigates the allegations. The woman asked 5 On Your Side to hide her identity out of fear of retaliation. She said she…

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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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Video: Paducah processing center closing, USPS consolidating

By Amanda Roberts – April 2, 2015 PADUCAH, Ky – The processing plant at the Paducah post office closes Saturday. It’s part of consolidation plans that started 2011. Tomorrow will be the last day for operations. The mail will instead be processed through Evansville. A processing plant in Cape Girardeau will also be consolidated into…

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Alleged post office delays draw attention; local facility to receive cuts after Jan.

(August 15, 2014) Allegations of intentional delays at the Cape Girardeau mail processing facility prompted a letter from U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt on Thursday to postmaster general Patrick Donahoe. “Missourians are rightly concerned about possibly delayed or misdirected mail, and I write to express my concern about the reports and request future updates on the…

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A USPS Worker Called 911, and Then His Bosses Called Him a Terrorist

Postal workers sometimes characterize the U.S. Postal Service as a vast bureaucracy indifferent to their gripes. But that’s not always the case. Consider what happened to Thomas Purviance, a longtime USPS employee in St. Louis, who complained about a potential safety hazard in one of the agency’s facilities: According to a recently filed lawsuit, his…

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USPS now hiring CCAs in St. Louis Metropolitan Area

(KTVI) – Are you looking for a job? If so, the post office has immediate openings. The Postal Service is looking for City Carrier Assistant’s in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. CCA’s deliver and collect mail and work on Saturdays. The starting pay is $15.30 per hour. Job requirements include, but not limited to: Working…

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False Charges, Reprisals Against Post Office Worker Prompts Anti-Retaliation Lawsuit

(July 14, 2014) ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on behalf of a maintenance employee at the St. Louis Network Distribution Center in Hazelwood, Mo., who reported unsafe working conditions and suffered reprisals, including false charges of making a terrorist threat. The lawsuit…

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