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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

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.

 

APWU Web News Article 205-2015

‘Stand Up for Safe Jobs’ Campaign Underway

10/29/2015 - Last year, 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. “If we want a safe workplace, we have to work together to make it happen.”

The letter accompanied copies of Fact Sheet #1, Know Your Contractual and Legal Rights, the first informational piece created for the union’s Stand Up for Safe Jobs campaign. It outlines management’s obligation to create a safe work environment.

APWU News Bulletin

It Could Be a Matter of Life and Death

Ramping Up for Safety Campaign

10/05/2015 - 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. are calling on union members across the country to launch a Safety Awareness and Enforcement Campaign in mid-October. “Even the Postal Regulatory Commission recently reported that USPS management failed to meet its performance goal to ‘Ensure a Safe Workplace and Engaged Workforce,’” they wrote in a letter to local and state presidents. The Aug. 28 letter called on local unions, state organizations and Contract Action Teams (CATs) to enhance safety education among union members and take the necessary steps to ensure that unhealthy and unsafe conditions are corrected.

 

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