Workers’ Memorial at the Main Post Office went well. We honored those fallen to Covid-19, emphasized public appreciation for the USPS and the need for federal Coronavirus aid. WHO-TV and KCCI news covered the event.
Hawkeye District has 13 positive Covid-19 cases
If management fails to enforce and coworkers refuse to wear a mask or face shield, file 1767s, fill out a 3971 requesting Admin leave and go home.
Whenever you observe a violation of the social distancing/mandatory mask policy, file a 1767! If no timely response to 1767s is received from management, file a grievance.
Frustration with lack of masks being work at the Postal Service and in public (doctor’s office).
Communication needed amongst management regarding positive Covid-19 numbers, may make them take PPE and social distancing seriously.
Need to address Covid-19 leave being improperly input by management in some places
Need clarification on how leave is coded when management quarantines an employee due to possible exposure
Once summer begins, documentation may be required from your childcare provider for the extended FMLA under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
New face shields are popular, we hope to be getting more soon. Made by Iowa Central Community College. Thanks Tom & Kelly from Fort Dodge!
Contracted Custodial work must meet certain criteria such as refusal to disinfect positive area, short staffed due to Coronavirus. Clarification to be sent out tomorrow.
Waterloo confirmed proper deep cleaning took place following confirmed Covid-19 case
Discussion on cloth masks provided to every employee, concern they are not as effective
USPS is in the forefront of many political campaigns and gaining attention at town halls
Discussion on the Decision Tree when someone goes home sick due to Covid-19 symptoms
Safety Huddle tomorrow stresses the importance of Safety Service Talks. Discussed the need for the Safety Huddles to be broadcast on Postal TVs and Service Talks to include Covid-19 statistics
Took face shield to Indianola. Let us know if you’d like a face shield
Lacona and Milo will be getting plexiglass. District maintenance is working on installing plexiglass in 346 offices, as it is HQ requirement. Some are using a vinyl/plexiglass combination.
Will be meeting with Joni Ernst’s office Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to discuss needs of USPS
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
Please join the DMI-APWU zoom meeting by emailing Mike Bates firstname.lastname@example.org to stay up to date on the latest USPS Covid-19 news. Stay informed, get involved and be safe!