OSHA: USPS cited for electrical hazards at Chicago’s Clark Street distribution center

April 1, 2015 Employer name: United States Postal Service Investigation site: 2643 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60614 Date investigation initiated and what prompted inspection: On Jan. 14, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Chicago North Area Office initiated an inspection of the mail sorting facility after receiving a complaint alleging unsafe…

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Pittsburgh Area Local violated LMRDA and APWU election rules (Updated: DOL letter added June 10)

THE LOCAL IS GUILTY AS CHARGED! UPDATED: Click Here for May 22, 2014 U.S. DOL Letter to APWU Pittsburgh Retiree Chapter President John P. Richards (letter added to this post June 10, 2014) That is the conclusion of the US Department Of Labor in a May 22, 2014 finding that evaluated the Local’s conduct in the…

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Parking authority 1, Postal Service 0

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds, goes the unofficial motto of the United States Postal Service. But the person who penned the inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City never had to worry about delivering the…

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New FMLA Chief: Expect More On-Site FMLA Investigations

This past December, the Department of Labor quietly turned its FMLA enforcement over to a new leader. After the retirement of FMLA Branch Chief Diane Dawson, who led the DOL’s FMLA enforcement for several years, the DOL turned to longtime DOL FMLA policy guru Helen Applewhaite to head up the agency’s FMLA efforts. (DOL doesn’t…

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