Over the recent weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country. Overall cases across the US have increased. The percentage of positives tests are increasing, and it was recently announced the overall COVID-19 caused death rate has increased.
In many areas, COVID-19 cases are spiking to all-time highs—higher than even the worst of the early days of the pandemic. Unfortunately, Postal Employees have not been exempted from the infections and death caused by the Coronavirus. With each passing day, a new high number is posted for employees who test positive for COVID-19.
The APWU believes that the safety and health of our employees is paramount, and we must the tools we have in place to keep our sisters, brothers, and customers safe. Masks must be worn in jurisdictions where they are required, and we recommend masks be worn by all employees no matter their location. Social Distancing must be practiced, and good hygiene practices must be followed. All APWU members, officers, and stewards must insist management enforce these current policies and procedures.
In order to continue to protecting the safety and health of our members, President Mark Dimondstein and USPS VP of Labor Relations Doug Tulino agreed that all temporary MOUs related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be extended to September 25, 2020.
All the MOUs have the same expiration date. All MOUs can be found at: https://www.apwu.org/coronavirus – Click on “Resources & Documents” to be taken to a list of drop-down menus you can click on to find the various MOUs and documents.