On September 9, 2021, the White House released two Executive Orders on vaccinations for COVID-19. Continue reading
President orders vaccinations for most federal workers- but not USPS
President Biden this afternoon laid out new steps his administration will take to get more Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccine, as right wing politicians appear determined to halt progress on defeating the pandemic.
One big surprise- the White House says the US Postal Service is not included in a new requirement that all federal employees be vaccinated. There was no explanation for the omission, first reported via twitter by the Washington Post’s Jacob Bogage:
APWU Seeks Clarification on COVID Leave Guidelines
From the American Postal Workers Union:
On May 7, Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman wrote a letter to Kathleen McGettigan, Acting Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), requesting guidance on the interpretation of certain guidelines for Emergency Federal Employment Leave (EFEL). Continue reading
Reps Seek Briefing from PMG on Alarming Number of Coronavirus Deaths and Infections Suffered by Postal Workers
Today, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Gerald E. Connolly, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Government Operations, sent a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy seeking a briefing on whether the Postal Service is effectively mitigating coronavirus infections across its workforce and to press the Postmaster General to more transparently report on employee infections and deaths.
Almost 1,600 Postal Workers in DC Region Tested Positive for COVID-19; 7 Have Died
In a year when so many have stayed at home, Jackie Hairston did not. A 35-year U.S. Postal Service employee, she loved her job, deemed essential, inside the busy Ward Circle substation in Northwest D.C. Continue reading
Bridgeport NY post office suspends window service due to COVID-19
BRIDGEPORT NY – Postal officials are reporting that the Bridgeport Post Office, which straddles the borders of Madison and Onondaga Counties, will reduce its operations due to the impacts of COVID-19 on the office’s staff. Continue reading
Postal Service trucks backed up outside bulk mail facility in Springfield Mass.
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) — Dozens of tractor-trailer trucks lined Page Boulevard in Springfield Friday waiting to enter the United States Postal Service’s bulk mail center, causing traffic delays for hours. Continue reading
As winter and COVID-19 continue, postal workers grow concerned
ALTOONA, Pa. (WTAJ) — With the weather getting colder, a lack of daylight and the Ccoronavirus pandemic continuing to spread, concerns are rising for postal workers. Continue reading
Chicago Postal Worker Says Many Staffers Are Coming Down With COVID-19, And It’s To Blame For Mail Delays
CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago-area postal worker who is battling COVID-19 spoke out Monday out about the mail service delays and issues we’ve spent months uncovering, across the city and surrounding suburbs. Continue reading
Residents of Illinois community pay tribute to letter carrier who died from COVID-19
CHICAGO (CBS) — As COVID-19 continues to claim lives, one north suburban community on Saturday honored a letter carrier who lost his battle against the virus. Continue reading