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 […]

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 […]

Massachusetts Woman Sentenced for Mailing and Tweeting bomb, Anthrax and Death Threats

(September 18, 2014) Boston – A Quincy woman was sentenced yesterday for sending multiple bomb, anthrax and other death threats through the U.S. mail, e-mail and Twitter. Linda Louise Culkin, 55, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to 51 months in prison, three years of supervised release and ordered to […]

Editorial: Postal Employees face multiple workplace health hazards not covered by media

This is an old editorial posted on PostalReporter.com several years ago but it is still relevant today as it pertains to Postal Clerks–and postal workers in general. In an article last year from the Federal Times, it stated that Postal work is the most dangerous among federal civilian jobs On June 29, 62-year-old letter carrier […]