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In 2014, more than 36,000 postal workers were injured or sickened at work. At least 10 suffered fatalities.

Here’s the simple truth: If we want a safe workplace, we have to work together to make it happen.

Please join this important effort. A safe workplace must be the right of every worker!  

Check out the fact sheets and the other material linked here to learn more. 

 

News: Safe Jobs

APWU Web News Article 95-2016

Postal Worker Fatally Struck in Unsafe Parking Lot

05/01/2016 -

(This article first appeared in the May-June 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

After four workers at Michigan’s Metroplex Processing and Distribution Center died in a 10-month period, the 480-481 Area Local demanded answers. All of the workers were taken from the plant via Emergency Services between October 2014 and August 2015, and later passed away. A fifth employee died under similar circumstances in June 2011. They ranged in age from 38 to 64.

Stand Up for Safe Jobs! Campaign Underway

01/01/2016 - (This article first appeared in the January-February 2016 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

In 2014, more than 36,000 postal workers were injured or sickened at work and at least 10 suffered fatalities.

“Here’s the simple truth,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. wrote in a letter to local and state presidents and national officers announcing the campaign. “If we want a safe workplace, we have to work together to make it happen.”

APWU Web News Article 223-2015

‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Gains Momentum

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 It Make Me Sick? It focuses on how workers can identify workplace hazards and some of the steps union members can take to eliminate them.

Health & Safety Campaign Takes Off

11/01/2015 -


One of the broken outlets found at the New Mexico facilty.
Photo courtesy of OIG

(This article first appeared in the November/December 2015 issue of The American Postal Worker magazine.)

Declaring that “there are far too many serious safety problems at post offices and facilities,” APWU President Mark Dimondstein and Industrial Relations Director Tony D. McKinnon Sr. called on union members across the country to launch a Safety Awareness and Enforcement Campaign in mid-October.

 

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