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.)

APWU member Nadia Assad was fatally struck by a van driven by a co-worker as she walked through the employee parking lot to the Dominick V. Daniels Processing and Distribution Center in Kearney, NJ, on March 23 – and the New York Metro Area Local is demanding action and accountability.

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.