05/06/2016 - The Richmond, VA, Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) is facing $120,000 fine for OSHA violations for exposing workers to the dangers of powered industrial equipment. On April 26, the facility received four repeat citations and one “other than serious” citation.
(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.
01/08/2016 - As part of the APWU’s campaign to Stand Up for Safe Jobs, locals across the country have been distributing fact sheets outlining our right to a safe workplace. Fact Sheet #4, Fire Safety and Prevention [PDF], is the latest to be released.
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.”
(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.