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APWU Web News Article 232-2016

On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Workers Recall Those Who Died

A Monument to Victims is Unveiled

10/21/2016 -

Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21. A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the mail processing center that was renamed in their honor.

 

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.”

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