APWU: A reminder of dangers Postal Employees face working at USPS

A Growing Workplace Danger By Industrial Relations Director Vance Zimmerman  11/15/17 In 2001, Anthrax-laden letters were sent through the mail sickening 22 Americans, including nine postal workers. Five died, including two APWU brothers – Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris – at the Brentwood Mail Processing Center in Washington, D.C., that would later […]

On 15th Anniversary of Anthrax Attacks, Postal Workers Recall Those Who Died

A Monument to Victims is Unveiled 10/21/2016 – Fifteen years after their deaths from exposure to anthrax-laden mail, Joseph P. Curseen Jr. and Thomas L. Morris Jr. were remembered by their co-workers at a reflective and joyful ceremony on Oct. 21. A monument to the two APWU members was unveiled at the memorial outside the […]

Ohio man indicted for sending letters via USPS purporting to contain anthrax

May 7, 2015 A federal grand jury returned a federal indictment charging Drew D. Manns, 31, of Elyria, with using the United States Postal Service to make threats with a white powdery substance, said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. Manns sent Summit County Clerks and Prosecutor’s Office letters including a white […]

Suspicious envelopes found at Florida Post Office

Fourteen envelopes dropped in the mailbox outside the post office had the word “anthrax” scrawled on them   Marion County Fire Rescue worked in conjunction with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday to handle a suspicious package threat. At 1:15 p.m. call-takers at the Marion County Public Safety Communications Center received an emergency call […]

Norton Urges USPS Stamp Committee to Honor Members Killed in 2001 Anthrax Attack

APWU Web News Article 077-2010, Aug. 3, 2010 Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) urged Postmaster General Potter and the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Council to approve a commemorative postage stamp honoring the lives of two APWU members killed in the 2001 anthrax attacks. Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, Jr. died after being exposed to anthrax […]

Six Cities To Train Mail Carriers To Deliver Anti-Terror Drugs

WASHINGTON — The Postal Service is ready to deliver lifesaving drugs to about a quarter of the residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul, the only metropolitan area in the nation where letter carriers have been trained to dispense medication after a large-scale terrorist attack involving biological weapons. Six years after the government began exploring the idea of […]

Congresswomen Introduce Bill To Honor Two Postal Employees Who Died In Anthrax Attack

The following is a press release from the office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton: April 28, 2010 WASHINGTON, DC- Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today introduced a resolution, along with Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD-04) as an original co-sponsor, to honor the lives of Joseph Curseen, Jr. and Thomas Morris, Jr. with a commemorative stamp issued […]

DOJ, FBI And US Postal Inspection Service Announce Formal Conclusion of Investigation Into 2001 Anthrax Attacks

The following is a press release issued by the Justice Department: The Justice Department, FBI and U.S. Postal Inspection Service today announced that the investigation into the 2001 anthrax attacks, which killed five individuals and sickened 17 others, has formally concluded. Earlier today, representatives of the FBI and Justice Department provided a 92-page investigative summary […]