PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO EXPRESS THE DIRE NEED FOR USPS TO BE INCLUDED IN A CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PLAN! If this doesn’t happen, the future looks bleak for USPS, its employees and retirees. Please make the call!
Grassley – (202)224-3744Ernst – (202)224-3254
Hawkeye District OHNA fax – (515)251-2080
To call on Governor Reynolds to issue shelter-in-place, call (515)281-5211 Option 1
Discussion on management misinforming employees on who is eligible for and what documentation is needed for leave covered under FFRCA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) APWU will be posting examples of the proper way to submit your 3971 for Emergency SL and for Extended FMLA under the FFCRA. PSEs are covered, as well!
We will be cleaning (including black waxing) the Registry room this Sunday and rearranging so drivers don’t have to come inside. Lysol wipe stations have been installed outside of the registry room.
Mike Bates is requesting Lysol wipes stations and hand sanitizers in AFCS area.
Please take a few minutes prior to your shift to wipe down your area with provided Lysol wipes
Some management is not taking Covid-19 precautions, such as social distancing, seriously. If you experience this in your area, please let us know so it may be addressed with District management.
The APWU is pushing for Safety Service talk addressing only using water fountains for filling bottles and no spitting in trash cans or anywhere else.
Concerns that people aren’t getting mandatory safety service talks. If you’re given a stack of safety service talks and it takes more than 5 minutes to read, clock to operations 7840. If management is falsely certifying safety service talks, it is a violation of the Greg Graves Memo on integrity of the data.
USPS is hiring MPAs (Mail Processing Assistants) for Des Moines and Waterloo and Temporary Carrier Assistants (TCAs) in Fort Dodge and Ames
New letter to Congress shaming Trump for leaving the USPS out of stimulus package. Contact your representatives!
Discussed need for help from Retirees chapter to help lobby Congress for USPS stimulus package
M Bates reached out to Carpe to get Ft Dodge plexiglass for the retail window.
Good reference for Primary Health Care, 2353 Se 14th St for Coronavirus issues
Des Moines NDC is now getting supplies such as face masks, hand sanitizers, in pallets marked COVID-19
Discussion on adding cleaning plexiglass on SPBS to custodian’s routes. M Bates to address
Discussion on MOUs on temporary HRC contract drivers in regards to insufficient staffing
Discussion on MOU on TL5 concerning Line H
Please join the DMI-APWU zoom meeting by emailing Mike Bates email@example.com to stay informed. We would love to hear your input!