Richmond-area posts offices fined thousands for unsafe working conditions

RICHMOND, Va. — A CBS Problem Solvers investigation has revealed that since 2015, United States Postal Service offices in the Commonwealth have spent more than $461,000 in preventable fines to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA.) More than $140,000 of that total, was paid out from Richmond-metro locations. Click to see the U.S. Postal…

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OSHA fines USPS $178K after inspectors find workers exposed to safety hazards at Merrifield P&DC

Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 8409 Lee Hwy, Merrifield, Virginia Citations issued: On Dec. 12, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued citations to the postal service for three repeat and two serious safety violations, including one issued as a violation of the OSH…

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Did someone make a killing on the pricey USPS paving job in Roanoke?

You’ve probably heard the U.S. Postal Service intends to move first-class mail operations and 200 employees from its Roanoke processing and distribution center to Greensboro, North Carolina. Did you know they recently spent almost $1 million, repaving their parking lot? By Dan Casey – November 20, 2016 Are you ready for a postal service story…

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USPS continues to expose workers at Virginia center to powered industrial equipment hazards; faces $120K in fines

OSHA Region 3 Press Release – May 4, 2016 Employer name: U.S. Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center Inspection site: 5801 Technology Blvd., Sandston, Virginia Citations issued: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued one other-than-serious, and four repeat citations on April 26, 2016. Inspection findings: OSHA opened an inspection on…

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APWU Participates in Rally for Voting Rights

Web News Article #: 137-2015 06/29/2015 – Two young union activists, Courtney Jenkins and Arrion Brown, represented the national APWU at a voting rights rally in Roanoke, VA, on June 25, the second anniversary of a Supreme Court decision that struck down key sections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “The call to action…

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SE Virginia Local Postal Workers President Sentenced

(September 4, 2014) On August 4, Eric Barnett, former president of American Postal Workers Union Local 171, was sentenced in the Circuit Court of the City of Portsmouth, Virginia, to four years of probation for embezzling funds from the Portsmouth union. He also was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $10,212. Barnett had…

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Real Post Office AND Village Post Office in same store?

It appears that there is both an independent post office AND village post office located within the general store. The VPO is opened when the independent post office hours are cut. Photo taken by Jimmy Emerson on May 25, 2014 via Sandy Hook VA 23153 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!

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