USPS, DOL settle cases over heat hazards and retaliation of postal worker who called 911

June 28, 2015 – USPS was seeking to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier and USPS settled case involving postal worker who called 911 and labeled a terrorist. On September 10, 2014, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) Administrative Law Judge Peggy Ball upheld the willful citation issued […]

USPS denies benefits to widow of Oakland postal worker who died after delayed 911 call

Attorney George P. Surmaitis seeks compensation for the widow of postal worker, Samuel Macasieb, who died inside a USPS processing and distribution center after sustaining a head injury. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2015 – Workers’ Compensation attorney, George P. Surmaitis, with A Professional Law Corporation, recently attended a hearing for a U.S. postal […]

USPS Re-Issues Policy on Oakland Postal Employees Calling 911 in Emergency

The United States Postal Service changed its 911 policy at the Oakland mail processing facility after an NBC Bay Area investigation exposed the rules that may have caused critical delays in a life and death situation. Vicky Nguyen reports in a story that aired February 25, 2015 USPS EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT/CALLING-911 policy 1/5/2015 – In […]

Congresswoman Barbara Lee in Talks with USPS Over 911 Policy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) has spoken with postal service leaders about NBC Bay Area investigation exposing medical delays caused by 911 policy 12.15.14 U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has spoken with leaders “at the highest level” of the USPS about a policy that instructs employees to first call security when they witness a medical emergency—not 911. […]

More Cases of “Delayed Medical Treatment” over 911 policy at USPS

December 3, 2014 – Employees at a postal processing plant in West Oakland have voiced concerns for years about a policy they say prevents most workers from calling 911 in a medical emergency. They say the policy causes deadly delays when workers are injured on the job. An NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered the United […]

Video: Union Questions USPS Over Controversial 911 Policy

After an NBC Bay Area investigation uncovered a policy that prevents most postal service employees from dialing 911 in an emergency, the union representing those employees has gotten involved. The American Postal Workers union sent a letter to top postal service officials in Washington, DC, asking them to explain the rationale behind the policy that […]

APWU Demands Info on Emergency Procedures: 911 Call Delayed Up to 50 Minutes; Employee Dies

Director of Industrial Relations Tony D. McKinnon Sr. has asked the Postal Service to explain its protocols for providing emergency medical assistance after learning that a Bay Area postal employee lay dying for as much as 50 minutes before 911 was called. The incident, which occurred in August, came to light in November, when the […]

USPS 911 Policy may have caused critical delays in death of Oakland Postal Worker

USPS Policy May Have Caused Critical Delays in Life and Death Situation Most people know to call 911 right away in an emergency. But for employees of the United States Postal Service, the rules are different. An NBC Bay Area investigation has exposed a USPS policy that some say may have contributed to critical time […]