Former Texas APWU President and Secretary-Treasurer charged with theft

On October 6, 2021, in the 107th Judicial District Court of Cameron County, Texas, Michael Paul Garza, former President and Secretary-Treasurer of American Postal Workers Union (APWU) Local 1093 (located in Brownsville, Tex.), was charged with one count of theft of property by a public servant, in the amount greater than $2,500 and less than…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery and Customer Service Operations – Katy Carrier Annex 

Background The Katy Carrier Annex is in the Houston District of the Southern Area. The unit has 48 city routes, 32 rural routes, and seven contract routes delivered by 62 city carriers, 49 rural carriers, and seven contract carriers. We chose the Katy Carrier Annex based on the number of stop-the-clock (STC) scans occurring at…

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USPS: Autonomous truck pilot program begins

The TuSimple self-driving truck is pictured in these undated handout photos obtained by Reuters May 20, 2019. TuSimple/Handout via REUTERS The Postal Service is participating in an autonomous truck pilot program with TuSimple, a global self-driving truck company. The truck, with a safety engineer and driver on board, will haul USPS trailers and make five…

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APWU: Salmon Co. Drivers in El Paso Unanimously Ratify CBA

04/22/2019 – Drivers from the newly unionized Salmon Co. in El Paso, TX unanimously ratified the terms of their first Collective Bargaining Agreement. These APWU new members received most of the terms of the negotiated Salmon contract for the Dallas Area Local. Due to the organizing efforts and continued support of Texoma Local representatives Sonny…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues in San Antonio, TX

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit to evaluate mail delivery issues on selected routes at the San Antonio – Heritage Station. The Heritage Station is in the Rio Grande District of the Southern Area. We conducted the audit to provide U.S. Postal Service management with timely information on potential operational risks…

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OSHA: USPS Cited For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility

OSHA News Release- Region 6 U.S. Department of Labor October 2, 2018 U.S. Department of Labor Cites U.S. Postal Service For Repeat Safety Violations at Austin Facility AUSTIN, TX – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for safety hazards after receiving a complaint…

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Western PA Postal Workers Solidarity Committee Responds to Hurricane Harvey

August 30, 2017 The Committee was convened in an unscheduled meeting today to discuss and consider the effects that hurricane Harvey has had and is having on our sisters and brother post office workers and retirees in the affected areas of Texas and Louisiana. It was noted that the national unions have publicized their reaction…

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