PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO EXPRESS THE DIRE NEED FOR USPS TO BE INCLUDED IN A CORONAVIRUS STIMULUS PLAN! If the USPS does not receive funding, they’re projected to be broke by September. Save your job! 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
Total Hawkeye District positive Covid-19 cases – 7
National USPS Covid-19 deaths – over 35
Total Iowa Positive Covid-19 cases – 3,159; 75 Covid-19 related deaths
Hawkeye District reports the following number of positive cases:
Western Area: 107
National postal cases: 1219
Returned to Work: 144
Need for transparency from USPS in reporting numbers/data to its employees so they can make informed decisions regarding their safety.
HQ released rules regarding someone testing positive for Covid-19
Discussion on directives to National regarding mandatory masks/face shields, hazard pay, professional cleaning teams to disinfect positive areas, social distancing enforcement, etc.
Discussion on other companies issuing temperature taking /mandatory mask policy. Where does USPS stand? Emphasis on importance of masks/face shields and frustration with those who don’t use them.
Section 502 of NLRA – right to refuse dangerous work. Complete 1767 and 3971 and go home.
South Des Moines Station: All Supervisors are quarantined due to positive cases, window closed for two weeks, addressing the ½ (brown) door concerns with MCSO McConkey
Concern from employees from other offices who pick up mail or work in South Des Moines stations not informed of positive cases, enhancing chance of community spread
Discussed post card day of action
Day of Action on Workers’ Memorial Day, April 28 2020 – plans to honor those postal workers we’ve lost to Covid-19
Discussion on collective action to post signs in yards, cars, windows to make our need known and to gain public support and plans to arrange media coverage.
Priority Belt at the DSM P&DC is down – Cedar Rapids reportedly has three spare dumpers
Working on getting electricity wired up for scanners and tables moved back
State eboard authorized funds to purchase masks for members. State Convention postponed. We will meet Jun 1st and schedule convention either in person or electronically as conditions warrant.
Discussion on essential employees’ rights to be tested
Please join the DMI-APWU zoom meeting by emailing Mike Bates email@example.com to stay up to date on the latest USPS Covid-19 news. Stay informed, get involved!