17 March 2020
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Postal Worker West Newsletter

We have added a special edition of the Postal Worker West Newsletter on the website.  It can be found under the menu item News >> Postal Worker West Newsletter, or click here to be taken to the newsletter.

Here is an excerpt:

BEING POSTAL IN A PANDEMIC

Since the March 1st reports of an infected postal worker at the Seattle NDC surfaced, the US Postal Service officials and Union officials have been proactive in dealing with the emergency that has engulfed most of the world.

USPS Hq officials responded quickly to the situation and in activating internal protocols. The same can not be said about all local management and work floor supervision. As in the past, directives emanating from Washington do not always filter down to or are acted upon by managers tasked with ensuring the nation’s mail is processed and delivered often hampered by short staffs. Safety is seldom first to the bosses.

“But now is not the time to point fingers, now is the time to partner and act as the postal family that has gotten us through so many other adverse times,” said Regional Coordinator Omar Gonzalez. “As Union Officials we tend to get frustrated and angered by the constant refusal of management to comply with the contract and their own safety and health rules on a daily basis,” he added.