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APWU Web News Article 006-2013

OSHA Cites USPS for Safety Violations in RI

01/16/2013 - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited the USPS for safety violations at its Providence, RI operation including three violations concerning the organization’s failure to protect employees from multiple potential hazards from using powered industrial trucks. OSHA also admonished the USPS for two safety violations that were not specifically covered under OSHA regulations. The penalties proposed in the citations total $6,630.

APWU Web News Article 148-2012

N.Y. Rep. Introduces Bill to Name Post Office After Hurricane Sandy Victim Lenny Montalto

12/05/2012 - A New York City congressman has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to name a Staten Island postal facility after Lenny Montalto, the APWU member who lost his life trying to save his home from flooding during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012.

APWU Web News Article 146-2012

Help for Victims of Hurricane Sandy:

Thrift Savings Plan to Allow Financial Hardship Withdrawals

12/05/2012 - Postal and federal employees affected by Hurricane Sandy will find it easier to tap into retirement savings to help repair their homes, replace lost property, or to aid family members suffering from the massive storm, which devastated hundreds of communities in the northeast.  To assist Hurricane Sandy victims, the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), a tax-deferred retirement savings and investment plan for government workers, has announced temporary changes to its withdrawal rules.