Poorly Protected Postal Workers Are Catching COVID-19 by the Thousands.

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by Maryam Jameel and Ryan McCarthy

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For months, one postal worker had been doing all she could to protect herself from COVID-19. She wore a mask long before it was required at her plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. She avoided the lunch room, where she saw little social distancing, and ate in her car.

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Government watchdog group American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday over its refusal to turn over Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s calendar in response to a Freedom of Information request, stonewalling that the nonpartisan organization said could indicate the USPS chief has something to hide. Continue reading

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  3. Rural carriers union apparently OK with four more years of Trump
  4. Police escort Ohio carrier from post office after he refuses to remove pro-Trump face shield
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  7. Louis DeJoy’s rise as GOP fundraiser was powered by contributions from company workers who were later illegally reimbursed, former employees say
  8. Postmaster General Urged to ‘Immediately Step Aside’ as North Carolina AG Backs Probe Into Campaign Finance Fraud Allegations
  9. Surveillance video shows bags of USPS mail being dumped in Glendale CA
  10. Campbell CA Man Claims Area Postal Workers Fudging Records to Hide Deteriorating Service

Police escort Ohio carrier from post office after he refuses to remove pro-Trump face shield

From the Richmond Heights police blotter:

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio Disturbance: Richmond Road. A mail carrier began arguing with co-workers at the post office Sept. 2 after he was asked to remove his Donald Trump face shield.

Management said there is a policy forbidding political attire to be worn. The man said other workers have worn politically phrased masks and have not been asked to remove them. He said he is being singled out and will file a grievance.

Officers escorted him out of the building, as he was asked to leave for the day.

Source: Postal carrier argues policy forbidding Donald Trump face mask: Richmond Heights Police Blotter – cleveland.com