Quad City Mailhandler has tested positive for Covid-19
Current standing Hawkeye District positive Covid-19 cases – 13
BMEU employee went home with a high fever, area has been disinfected
Frustration with lack of communication between management on handling of deep cleaning at Beaverdale following Covid-19 positive.
Western Area is not currently approving bioesque sprayer for sanitizing Covid-19 positive areas
Whenever you observe a violation of the social distancing/mandatory mask policy, file a PS Form 1767. If no timely response to 1767 is received from management, ask for a steward and file a grievance.
District Meeting today
Jumped on management for not following its own Blue Page instructions on social distancing measures in areas such as PASS machines. Management to address, will be getting ring scanners
Asked about enforcement of mandatory masks in areas where social distancing is not possible. Four EAS in the elevator was addressed and was reported on PS1767?
Someone is tearing down signs reflecting mandatory masks in certain areas, such as Registry
If someone can’t wear a mask per medical documentation, accommodate them elsewhere
Hand soap is currently back ordered.
Five masks per employee is being provided by Headquarters
Commitment from HR Manager to get the Safety Huddles out on postal TVs
Management using wrong codes for Coronavirus issues, update on codes came out today
Management to allow time and tools to wipe down areas
New face shields are popular, we hope to be getting more soon. Made by Iowa Central Community College. Thanks Tom & Kelly from Fort Dodge!
Safety Huddles to include Covid-19 Workbook, as well as current Covid-19 statistics; concern that only a limited group are receiving Safety Huddle information
Will be meeting with Joni Ernst’s office Thursday at 9:30 a.m. to discuss needs of USPS
USPS is in the forefront of many political campaigns and gaining attention at town halls
Absentee Ballots are coming, Vote by Mail!
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!