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The Postal Service Has Shown That They Are Above The Law

by Yolanda
(Farmington Hills, Michigan)

With Obama being in office now, maybe the law will apply to the USPS, it's harasser and allies.

Harassment without accountability at the USPS has gone on for too long. Obama promised change and to Renew America's Promise. Many people lost their lives because of the USPS not being held accountable for their harassing managers. Postal shooting is a direct result of the USPS not being held accountable and the courts ignoring the harassers actions.

Once your life has been taken from you for no cause of your own and the law is denied you; then your only choice is to take matters into your own hands. Now that Obama is in office maybe what we were taught in school about the law and it's protection and Martin Luther Kings' fight will restore justice for all including the harassed postal workers.

EEOC Judge Mimi M. Gendreau protected Jan Pebley by ignoring the fact that Pebley modified a written contract and then forced her victim to honor it, by verbally attacking her on the workroom floor.

District Court Judge Paul V. Gadola allowed US Assistant Attorney (Attorney for the Defendant) Nancy A. Abraham to forge a plaintiff's signature on a "Stipulation and Order to extend Discovery" Abraham submitted the stipulation 5 days after discovery ended, but someone rubber stamped it and wrote in the last day of discovery. To protect Abraham's career Gadola made the stipulation into a motion and granted it.

Equal protection under the law? Where at when you have people that are above the law? I pray that Obama cure this defect.

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Justice Will Not Be Served
by: John Daly

Unfortunately, the Postal Service will never be held accountable for the last 25 years. Advertising is electronic, bills are direct pay, and people can send greetings via the internet. Never will they be accountable for the system that brutalized and harassed employees. It's almost traitorous to hide a job like that behind the American flag. Good riddance.

A grateful ex-mailman.

John Daly

Joke of a So-Called Judge
by: Anonymous

Mimi Gendreau is a joke. No case is ever investigated, the plaintiff's statements are always twisted and the Agency can do no wrong in her eyes. She does not care that postal managers and supervisors lie. To her they are the believable ones. The system is disgusting. How much does she make from favoring the Agency in every case??????

by: Anonymous

What will his presidency do to change things, such as workplace harrassment and bullying. He is more of the same.

contract cleaner is routinely abused
by: Anonymous

I started out as a rural carrier, downsized routes they asked me to be a cleaner because they couldn't keep one. eight years later and seven postoffices to take care of I have seen them come and go, but right now I have an INDIAN postmaster who hates women and especially cleaners, and wants to cut my contract in half for same amount of work, after taxes I make about $12.00 hour this is hard work, I never am able to take vacation, no benefits and he abuses and harasses us constantly, even tho I do a good job, my other postoffices love me. I cannot afford to dump this contract. Anybody have advice?

"Pushing Buttons" and bonding
by: Anonymous

Employees are not only the victims of postal bulling so are handicapped customers. It soon becomes a group effort and a form of social bonding. Finding humor with the handicapped needs to stop before more lives are silently lost.

USPS promotes harassment
by: Anonymous

USPS promotes harassment. They divide and conquer. They cover themselves so no one can produce all the evidence. Last year we had an employee who I believe was driven to suicide. Management doesn't care -- they just keep on harassing. They have the power to manipulate all the figures and turn everything around to make an employee look "disgruntled". Things have never been worse than now with the economy. They will never cut the top heavy worthless creeps who don't actually move the mail.

Twenty-Seven Years of the same
by: Anonymous

For all of my Postal Career, I have undergone nothing but sexual harassment followed by numerous EEO complaints, now being no exception. The Managers feel as if an employee does not coincide with their wishes, then they take steps to harass you to no end. I have been escorted out by Postal Police for no apparent reason, three times in less than one month, written up for no apparent reason, charged with AWOL, but have perfect attendance, stalked by the very person in charge of running the floor and constantly have my health put on the line by being forced to work in tight closed in areas, even though I have Asthma and Heart Disease. I am trying to hold out for another three years until I can retire if I can. If Sexual Advances are refused, then there is a very high price to pay.

Anderson, Indiana
by: Anonymous

A excellent supervisor was set up by upper level management. They claim he falsified the Parcel Count when every carrier will tell you that the count is estimated. Rumor has it that the "District" has said that it is going to FIX Anderson once and for all... How many lives are going to be ruined because of Upper Level Managements harassment and Bullying??? They are also forcing people with disabilities to work outside their restrictions...

by: Anonymous

When will our goverment, or the media, start investigating postal management bullying? (ie harrasment )

If you are not part of the "good ol' boys club", that being, you want nothing to do with sticking your nose up managments behinds, you, as a postal employee, are a target for big time harrasment.

Is there anyone out there that can help?

Loosing Battle
by: Anonymous

I have been reading about USPS harassment and it seems like we are in a loosing battle. Who will disciple those people that are "disciplining" us (carriers)? Try going to the union and it seems like they don't want to get involve in harassment cases. Try going to EEO and still ends up with nothing coz they are part of higher management. So where else to go?

electronic verbal abuse
by: 70 cent stamp

How can anyone win with judges paid by the po much less investigate harrassment when coworkers are scared of reprisal. I was subject to electronic harrassment there for years and nothing was said and the eeo has never went to court.

Stop USPS harassment
by: Anonymous

As long as you have a voice they will harass u,write u up for lies and its endless nonsense.They never investigate complaints nor do they make management accountable for their wreckless behavior. Who do u turn to because ive only seen slaps on the hand and they continue with the harrassment like its their job!

Post Master and Manager
by: Anonymous

We have a Manager at the (branch name) that actually was part of a drug buying ring in the postal workplace a few years ago. She went to jail got out and is now acting totally out of control and tries to harass and intimidate anyone that she can. Our lovely Postmaster supports her awful behavior and brags he isnt going to really work anymore now that he is a postmaster. The (branch name) is almost run by people with such low charachter and such terrible public records that it just feels like you are in an environment you would never want your children to be around.

I am being harrassed by the postal carrier.
by: Janet Conners

Our neighborhood postal carrier started driving down our sidewalk instead of the street. This has left tire tracks. I asked him to stop and he started screaming at me. After filing a complaint he stopped. Then he started parking in front of the house and staying there for a few minutes each day. All the while my three dogs are barking at him and tearing up the curtains, the wall and the front door. After this happened a few times I asked him to stop because of the dogs. He said he didn't give a damn about my dogs or me. He then screamed at me to get my trash white ass back in the house. I filed another complaint. Now I am afraid of retaliation from this man who knows exactly where I live and who I am.

by: Anonymous

someone needs to look into the bullying and harrasment thats going on within the postal service. Upper management is harrasing middle managment in hopes that they will retire or make a mistake so they can be fired. The post office has become a very unhealthy place to work, so many employees seeking help from Drs. These are employees who are very faithful to the post office.

Intentional ripping or bending my mail and magazines
by: Anonymous

I appreciate the comments. Now I understand bullies have usually been a victim. Since this postal group is "above the law" as stated, I guess my mail will continue to arrive torn, ripped and bent intentionally.

Racism is alive and well in the states and the worst form of terrorism is within not without. It is unfortunate that we are relegated to turning on ourselves ... The economy is tough but we don't have to take it out on one another.

bullying in the workplace
by: Anonymous

Too bad there can't be an undercover boss come into the USPS Plant and work for a few months to see how bad it really is and how much bullying, unrealistic expectations and intimidation there is. Micromanaging and discipline seems to be the preferred mgmt style and very little training is given. New supervisors or craft workers are set up to fail unless they are part of the good ole boys club.

Currently being harassed
by: Anonymous

Trickery and lies. Flat out whimsical in desguise...his lies. According to him the officer in charge..I expand almost everything but my route has gone uninspected for some five years..his supv. Sat in a car, read her a book...did not finish more than two hours, then lost all the paperwork..of course she called me in after I had returned from 2 weeks of annual and this is what I heard.." For the last 2 weeks all I've gotten (from my route) is complaints in the hundreds"! I let her go on because it was fun...I said thanks for confirming you are in fact dumb..(they transferred her)...he took over the mission on me and has removed me, tried to set me up, accused me of manipulating my LLV so it breaks down..(by pulling out fuses)..I'm a a female by the way..list goes on and on..letter of ...

by: Stiknmuv

I agree/relate to everything said so far. The grievance and EEO process are completely de facto. They give the appearance of a color of law procedure. In actuality they use it as a means of escaping liability. All angles, of both the grievance and EEO process, are bought paid and sold by the usps. So the same people that caused you the problem, are now offering you the solution? When you signed your name and took the oath, you agreed to this! The postal service was formed before the seat of government. It's actually a highly sophisticated system at the top, that serves other significant purposes relating to our citizenship. You can't fight what you don't know. WE as us postal servitude employees must educate ourselves, and stop beating our chest in their fictional fight, expecting justice from their fictional procedures! They'll let you bark up the wrong tree all day long, until it's not fun for them to hear you bark anymore. We have to deal with what's relavant.

Suicides in the Post Office
by: J

To think that we live in this so-called "free country" and that federal agencies (the post office) of this federal government are allowed to push employees to the point of ending their lives. Where is the caring and conscience of these people?

Life is too short and too precious for this to be happening in this country.

Post office management is a joke! My supervisor could not keep anything straight, lied to cover up her wrongdoing, falsified my postal forms, refused my forms for my absence and submitted her own and so much more.

I have a disability and reported an injury on my job and harassment toward me began and went on for 11 months until I was fired from my job of 20 years. I am now 67 years old. I am now indigent, living below the poverty level and lost everything I worked for for over 50 years. I was even living in my car and a tent for a while. To think I worked all my life and never had a problem on any job until I went to work for the post office. I liked my job but management made our lives miserable. I can't get a job anywhere. I come from a good family and never thought my life would end this way. I have tried to live a good life, don't smoke, don't drink and have never done drugs...and worked hard. It meant nothing and it took our federal government to ruin me.

I am from Illinois and have asked for a meeting with Senator Mark Kirk and if anyone cares enough to join me, please e-mail me at

I am also willing to go before Congress and I would think after reading about all these suicides and the terrible treatment in these post office that postal workers would band together and go with me.

I cannot believe that this federal government would allow bullying, intimidation, harassment (even toward employees with disabilities) to the point of them taking their lives.

This is outrageous in this country.

Doesn't anyone in this government care about the families of these employees who took their lives?

If you think this is bad now, think about 50 years down the road and how people in this country will be treated.

Please e-mail me.


Please Help
by: Anonymous

If any body is reading this I am being harassed on almost a day to day basis at this post office by shop Stewarts co workers and management I can seem to get any help threw the system , two days ago my supervisor refuse to let me out the office he was yelling ,screaming behind a closed door which he refused to let me out nudged me with his chest so I couldn't get out blocked the door and moved my hand off the door knob all in front of another supervisor. I begged him to let me out I had to go to the bathroom he refused. This happen because of a lie the shop steward and co worker told him. He never gave me a chance to speak he wouldn't listen to me. Please someone give me some advice what should do. There's so much more to this incident.

Fed up newbie
by: Anonymous

I have been a CCA carrier for two months. All through training, I heard nothing but negatives about the job. I thought it was all exaggeration but now I know it's the truth. The constant pressure of getting the mail done in unrealistic times is forcing me and others to jeopardize safety, ie speeding, rushing, it all forces mistakes. Some of the supervisors are downright bullying. I have never worked in such an environment. And I can't believe nothing is being done about it?

by: Anonymous

I have been with the P.O 27 yrs also injured on the job with restrictions for 6 it is truth too all who wrote and going through I now and past 6 yrs I feel your PAIN and hope to make it 7 more yrs to retire if we are still in business... might be better if really do go under

i read all previous comments
by: Anonymous

I worked 6 years at gmf Arizona and all these comments, stories sound true from my own observations... very sad.

Not Einsteins
by: Anonymous

Management is the definition of insanity by Einstein. They keep doing the same thing over n over again expecting to get a different result. I pray for everyone Peace on earth

They will always think they've won
by: Anonymous

I worked for USPS in 1992 to 1996, I am still at this time fighting for benefits because of the sexual harassment turned into sexual assault. I was a single mother. As I found out that's how the postmaster liked his postal clerks and carriers! (women) After the harassment started and because of PM's spitefulness I was injured on the job. I fought that claim for years before it was finally accepted but the sexual harassment continued. I had to work on a Sunday by myself that's when the PM came in drunk called me back to his office (no cameras) and sexually assaulted me! I kicked him in the groin sobered him up and he swore he would get even! It's been over 20 yrs and I'm still fighting for what the PM got for assaulting me. He continued at his job. Sexually assaulted 2 more women after I left, in which the postal service paid them to leave. I filed EEOC they settled with me. We mutually agreed to separate mine was not issued confidential never to talk about but I do know what they paid the other women. Of course the other women before me left on very scary advice from PM, one woman is still afraid of him. I am still fighting with workers comp.

by: Anonymous

i currently work at the tampa ldc after going through hell at the tampa pdc i fought for my job even after years i continued to fight to keep my job even today this is the 5th building i worked at the bullying/harassment/retaliation continues now its gotten even worse everywhere i go im harassed by the post office for nothing more than coming into work everyday and trying to get the job done im not part of the good ole boy club that goes on. even with all of my co workers and management harassing me/mocking me/following me/threatening me/employees threatening me/post office following me in and out of work spying on me inside my home. i feel threatened for my job and every time i file a complaint i have it turned on me and used against me for doing what they instructed me to do file a complaint i get retaliated against by my co workers union and management. throughout the whole process ive noticed the post office makes shady deals with people for cooperation. paying off judges, paying off employees, etc never thought that such a brand name company would ever do this there employees i wanted to believe this company stood for something but through my years at the post office i feel the pain those postal employees felt when they committed suicide. all i ever did was try and do the customer right by getting there mail there as soon as possible and through the whole process felt as it was never enough the blood sweat and tears Ive put into trying to keep the customers happy has been a failed effort. as i read through the list of people of who went postal, suicide the toll it took on their families is incredible i hate to see it. but as long as they allow this to happen it will continue they let there management do whatever they want with or without contract or with law or without with or without evidence. Ive spent many years being retaliated against. what most people don't understand you have to work their and be bullied or discriminated against to know what is and what they do.

Bullying & Harassment at the USPS
by: Anonymous

It goes on day after day. You do your job in the evaluated time, but it is never good enough. Our station manager micromanages and in our station none of the supervisors are competent, because he never lets them learn how to do their job properly or he overrules their decisions. Subs fight with each other rather than banding together, because management pits them against each other and won't follow the matrix guidelines for filling vacant routes on a daily basis, unless it suits them. People who are "in the good graces" can get their leave approved, but those who "aren't" get turned down on a continual basis even if it means a sub gets a day off and a regular works.

If you get injured - god forbid - you are labelled a criminal or that you did it on purpose. Yes, everyone wants to be injured and in pain. Then you are investigated, punished and harassed till they get you back to full duties, even if you aren't healed. If you move to another station the harassment may continue. Each station runs on its own rules, rather than each one running exactly as the one down the street. This creates a hostile work environment when one group is bullied, written up etc. for certain things that might be done, yet in another office doing the same thing is encouraged.

Sadly I am in the midst of this hurricane with no relief in sight. Only a few more years to retire, yet in many ways I wish I had stayed a sub. At least then you could get a day off once a week, since they didn't want to pay overtime. As a regular you get paid only the evaluated and many times you have to work your day off. Over the past 4 years on a K or 5 day route I have gotten about 1/4 of my actual days off. I don't see it getting better.

As things in the PO get worse publicly, the management gets worse. Our office is fairly small, open from 8:30 to 6:30 pm. Yet we have a station manager and 4 supervisors. Not sure what they do all day while the carrier's are out. If you call to report something no one answers the phone, oft times they are nowhere to be found in the office. They talk about all the money spent, but if they got rid of the extra management and had more clerks and carrier's the frontline people who actually do the job they would find that money would be saved.

by: Rosemary Garity

My federal Court case can be reviewed. It is 2:11-cv-01805-MMD-CWH. Also cases against the Union on appeal at the ninth circut 2:11-cv-01109-PMP-CWH. Cases involved the usual forced psychiatric exam, lockdown with no threat, mobbing, wrongful termination, etc.
The department of justice has their priority as eliminating workplace discrimination and bullying except if the government is the one doing it, then they defend them. The head of H.R. has admitted that discrimination is not considered in promotions and US attorneys office agreed that only Donahoe is liable. the Union president and shop steward helped in the wrongful termination.
I would be happy to answer any questions regarding the EEOC and federal court based on my knowledge. My e-mail is and my telephone is 775-751-3374.
I am happy to share the deposition testimony that shows discrimination is promoted.
We need to figure out a way for employees to join together to stop the devastating abuse.

Sexual harassment and retaliation USPS
by: Anonymous

I am sicken by all the comments. I know they are all true. I am a victim of sexual harassment and retaliation. I spoke up my locker was vandalized heavy equipment was pushed in front of the ladies room door and supervisor's did there best to set me up along with the union. I continue to stand up even now for the those who cant fight for themselves. I look forward to taking myself along with another victim down to our senators office along with tons of documents. You all should do the same. Every post office along with management, union, inspectors and please let me not forget eeo. Enough is Enough. Even now the union along with management there really isn't much difference between the 2. The postal service treats there employees like trash. Everyday I have a pad and pen with me.

Not much difference between union and management
by: Anonymous

The union is totally all about themselves. They pick and choose who they will represent. They work with management to divide and conquer the workroom floor. Just last week another employee told on another employee to a shop steward. The shop steward came out onto the work floor and told the supervisor to write up a fellow employee that also is a union member. The shop steward then said if you don't write her up Ill get a witness statement. This union also tried to set me up not once but twice to be thrown out of the building by management. Thank God there were witnesses that came to my defense. I trust no one. Please note I believe in unions just not corrupt unions.

Tax payers money
by: Anonymous

Each time an eeo is filed or goes to an hearing the tax payers and the victims pays for the managements lawyer fees. Amazing. This is just great for all sexual harassers. The victims not only have to pay for their own lawyer you get to pay for the man that is sexually harassing you. It really is time for accountability at the postal service. I look forward to change.

Small minds
by: Anonymous

Bad management is everywhere at the post office! They were never much successful at anything. Always a want to be but never to be, but want to prove they are something or somebody now! Most of them do not know how to direct the power they have and become bullies themselves after being bullied in their life In General. How the evil world and tables turn. Just goes to show how small minds make big problem for everyone with their immature actions!

Stop Postal Harrassment to Employees
by: Anonymous

Yes, is there a way to get the media to investigate and expose all these harrassments going on in the Post Office? If you go to court all the way, what happens? Will the Postamaster and Supervisor go to jail? Will they stop harrassing? How can they get away?

Stop the bullying postal system
by: Anonymous

Employees have to reach out not one or two. Reach out to the Oversight committee for the postal service. I have started reaching out to Congressman Elijah Cummings(he sits on the panel) write or call the Washington D.C. office about your concerns. The bullying tactics have to stop at the postal service not to mention sexual harassment. Changes need to be made in the treatment of the workers. Please note we are taxpayers paying for the postal service management legal fees. If there was better training programs for management communication skills and more professionalism. Enforce the laws of Sexual Harassment, Retaliation and Abuse of Power. Hold management accountable.

she is out of control
by: Anonymous

bullying, retaliation, harassment, call it what you like. I transferred from one state to another and from a clerk to carrier. My manager has harassed me to the point I am physically sick every morning before work. I have taken several sick days because of her harassment. Thank God for FMLA. I asked for a special inspection on a route (that was assigned to me, when I went regular again) The route was overburdened and needed to be inspected. I have been followed almost daily (at least 3 days a week) since September 2013. I finally bid off of the route (no inspection) hoping the harassment would start. Nope, Day 2 and Day 3 on new route I was followed. I was told after 2 weeks my time on the street was unexceptable. I was followed today for 2 hours. I have had to see a EAP counselor and a have a doctor prescribe me antidepressants because of this woman. Even the supervisors think she is out of control. I was going to file a EEO complaint but after reading comments, I feel they would be a waste of time. I wish I could retire because I would. BTW they never find me doing wrong on the street. the manager made something up on one of the forms and signed the supervisors name to it. The supervisor was confronted by postmaster and he told her he didn't write it. the postmaster confronted the manager and she lied. did they do anything. falsifying paperwork is a fireable offence. guess not when it comes to managers.

What does your union do?
by: Anonymous

The union is management. Sometimes they even cut deals with management to set someone up to be fired. Trust no one you have to reach outside of the postal service.

harassed by former NALC president turned supervisor
by: Anonymous

how do these people sleep at night!? total 2faced, hypocrite bullies!!! nobody backs me up. i feel all alone. everybody is scared to speak up because they dont want to lose their jobs. and the bullying and harassment continues. and so does going postal and suicide. i just dont get it. i work my butt off, but still get nitpicked and harassed. eeo has done nothing. i'm lost. where do i go. this guy is trying to remove me and i dont know what to do....

Harassment goes both ways
by: Anonymous

Yes management is notorious for harassment, and yes they are praised and promoted for harassment. They will always do so because management is who is in charge of labor in local areas. Its an awful environment. But think of the front line supervisor who is being harassed by employees, union, and management. Bullying goes both ways. Employees who refuse to do what they are getting paid for. Employees who threaten supervisors. Supervisors are caught in the middle and fear for their jobs as well as their lives. To make this sound like management always does something to employees is one-sided. Supervisors are the most harassed employees within the postal environment. Managers, Union, And Employees.

Rare case
by: Anonymous

Not unlikely but rare. A supervisor can be transferred more so than a victim of sexual harassment, retaliation, and abuse. Ive been in the abusive system for almost 30 years. I am a victim of sexual assault, retaliation, and harassment. The system is broken. The postal service is a Good Ole Boys Club. Even when a victim is transferred she or he is looked down upon as a trouble maker not a victim of abuse. A manager can move on and nothing happens. Nothing has changed the union is not much different than management self serving. The ignorance of the management and union will be the downfall of the postal service.

Judge Friendly With Management
by: Anonymous

I am also one of the Post Office victims.I was awarded my job back on a Saturday a arbitrator saw through the bull....,the post office sent me through so he awarded my job back on a Saturday and on Friday,I was placed on payed administrated leave for not speaking to co worker's,So I Am paid to sit at home and a CCA is paid to carry my mail,I thought the post office was going broke,I filed a Eeo once and went in front of this judge,The post office was going in taking my sick leave without my permission,The Supervisor signed a 3999 that she was pivoting my sick leave and this Judge said the Supervisor didn't mean any harm,On the form it states u will be fined 10,000 or jail up to 5 years,I am still in shock that no one was held accountable,Thanks for all the comments about this judge,when I saw how friendly she was with management during the trial,I should have known they had her in their pockets

The EEOC is completely corrupted.

The EEOC is completely corrupted. They are in protection of the government. It is really just a sham to make you think you have rights when you have none. If you file a claim in the USPS they will retaliate against you. The USPS and their managers know they are above the law and untouchable. That is why they take the abuse so far. My story is the usual forced psych exam, cut hours, lock down without threat, false stalking charges, wrongful termination, unilateral reinstatement and finally constructive discharge. The union helped to fire me and were even heard conspiring with the postmaster to fire me. We need to start an organization to protect the employees perhaps a non profit offering representation to those who get out of the union. E-mail

NO truth from postal managers
by: Anonymous

It is really unbelievable how many lies that postal managers can get some one to publish. None of what they say is true. There is supposedly an EEOC with in the post office but it is still management and does nothing to serve the workers. I would say their eeoc acts more to discourage complaints than anything else. The reason the atmosphere is so bad in the post office is no one emphasizes doing your job. If you work hard, you are treated like you are stupid. The biggest bullies in the post office are the managers. It's a disgusting place to work. All the wrong values are emphasized in the post office and managers usually are the ones with the poorest skills. It's illegal to carry recording devices inside a mail facility but if it was done, you would see a lot of childish, stuff going on and the managers are the worst. There's usually a lot of affairs going on between postal people especially the managers and it's encouraged. Everything but work is given attention at the po. It is an insane place to work and the ignorance of the managers takes all incentive to work and do a good job away. Something should be done. Private industry would not tolerate these kinds of conditions but it has been going on for so long in the post office, you would have to get rid of everybody and hire all new people. There's no cure for stupidity.

Bullied for 25 years frrom postmaster down
by: Anonymous

I don't know how I still get up n go to work. They just keep repeating the same vicious cycle n steward n co workers too pick on me I'm tired of fighting. Karma will punish them all one day hopefully before I retire

Reach out
by: Anonymous

I started reaching out to the Oversight Committee please contact Congressman Elijah Cummings. Please let them know about the fact that the congressman sits on the Oversight Committee and your comments about the Postal Service. I went as far as to tell the aid about this website. Write your own personal letter to the congressman. The Postal Service with the management and weak union is its own worse enemy. I am deeply disturb about the union where I work. They are self serving and very close to management. The union to me is management.

Feeling like there is nobody to help
by: Bill

I was a transitional employee at the Post Office, Actually my 2nd time being employed by the government. You would think that I should have learned my lesson the first time I was abused by them in 1995 after a 6 year work history. However, I have a family now and I needed to work to take care of them.

To make a long story short, I became a transitional employee in 2011 and my time was shortened when delivering mail a wall unit mailbox in an apartment building fell on my left foot causing nerve damage. When the supervisor came out to the scene I was treated as if I caused this accident. He appeared as if he did NOT want to report it. I was treated like trash! I was in a battle with Workers Compensation for months! At the end they refused my claim to collect Workers Comp for an injury that happened as a result of delivering the mail on their time. They pretty much said I was not "really" hurt although they have documentation from the neurologist that I suffered nerve damage and gave me a few months to heal. They consistently took the first report of the podiatrist who stated that nothing was broken.

When I returned to work after the injury I worked for two weeks and then I was told that they will not renew my contract. The supervisor called me in and made me sign over my last two checks. Recently, they took my wife's tax return stating that I still owed them for money they said was given to me during the time of my injury.

Who do we turn to? Where did the money go that they made me sign over? What do I say to my family that had to go through this hardship with me when I could not provide for them for 6 months? None of the doctors approved me to go back to work and Workers Comp just waited me out until my foot completely healed. I wanted to work but just couldn't on crutches! As soon as I could walk without pain I went back and they let me go! I'm now left feeling completely used, mistreated, angry and abused. I would like answers but feel as if there is nobody to turn to.

by: Anonymous

You really should have consulted an attorney. I was also ripped off by the union for my back pay. That's is something I have not given up on. You need to go to your congressman and senator with your information. They have postal aides that may be able to help you. Also you can get in touch with the Ways and Means committee in Washington D.C.. The most important pray.

Help Bill
by: Anonymous

Call the Labor Dept. and State and wages. That money is yours. The managers and union that work at the postal service give you the idea they are smarter than you. There are many con artist.

I feel yalls pain
by: Dan

Ive been followed 7 times now. Im a vet with 10% disability. Im also on FMLA. The station manager who I filed an EEO against 3 years ago called me in the office and said they would get me for not being fit to do my duties cause I told him I get side effects from the meds I take. I have insomnia and GERD disease. Im about to file another one. I know itll be a joke cause he got away last time but after being in the Air Force for 21 years its hard to give up a good fight... I still can do my route in 8 hours when its not overburdened but I get denied a 3996 when I tell them I need help when I get a lot of mail...

by: ED

They used to unlock my toolbox regularly to screw with my memory. They caused a couple of different style attacks. (respiratory and heart).

They coughed in my face.

They used to repeat things that were said in my private life. Listened through "open mic" radios and cell phones.

They would follow me and show up at restaurants that I had reservations with.

They also unlocked my garage at home and home toolbox.

They get in our cars.

They would step out behind my vehicle when leaving for work.

reasonable legal rep..Spielberger Law
by: Anonymous

McGrath n Spielberger Fed EEO harassment issues. All they do.

Harassment in the Postal Service
by: Michele

My name is Michele and I worked in the Postal Service on Petersburg Virginia. After a co-worker won his job back after telling a customer that he was going to kill me. The Postal Service insisted on putting us back into a non supervised environment. I literally had a panic attack when I was told this. My doctor made it clear that due to the Trauma of being told that I was going to be killed on the Job that I had PTSD. In addition to medication, the only thing that he wanted the Postal Service to do was to separate us. They refused to provide me work. One day after I was told to come in, I was told to leave. As I tried to leave, a supervisor tried to take something form my hand but he hit me in the process. Distictively, I swung and hit him in the face. The Petersburg court found me not guilty due to self- defense, but the placed the 204-b on probation for a year. I lost my job, he kept his with no punishment. He is a 6'6 white male and I am a 5'1 black female. The federal courts said that had to intentinally hit my supervisor because I hit him square in the face. The courts upheld the very blatant lies that the managers told. There was only one supervisor who made it clear that my OIC hated me and did not want me to get hours because of my Union activities. (I was the Union President). She stated that he told her to call the help desk and to change my pin code so that they can go in and change my stock accountability. All of this was heard by the courts. MSPB totally avoided discussing Harassment in the Workplace. The courts support the Postal Service bullying tactics. It is a shame.

No Accountability
by: Anonymous

The taxpayer pays the price of the federal government looking the other way when it comes to the on going violence in the postal service. Harassment, sexual harassment, and on going retaliation is over looked constantly. I am being harassed by management and the union. I also suffer from PTSD. They don't care as much as we see sexual abuse is being displayed on the news nothing is changing in the postal service. I will continue to speak up. I hear women speak about sexual harassment and the union take advantage of women all the time. I was out of work for 2 years and could prove that I was unjustifiably suspended the union agent yelled at me told me it was his decision. My right to be heard at an arbitration was taken away from me. I was misled and deceived my back pay was taken from me. The business agent signed off on documents with a supervisor who could have been anyone without my consent. I trust no one I am a black female also. The system is corrupt. Nothing will change unless we speak out together. The key is to not react to anything that is done to you. I have learned to pray and fight outside of the postal service. I have been threatened, harassed, setup, and constant retaliation. I stand on the truth. They cannot take that away from me. I am a women first.

Management Bullying
by: Anonymous

I am a letter carrier with 28 years service in the Dallas District. Unfortunately, for the last 10 years I have alternated between being shocked by the deliberate bullying of several post masters and supervisors for reasons still unknown and begging for help to make it stop from any and all agencies and personnel that one traditionally goes to for help. The abuse continues with abandon and the people who are to supposed to help are just tired of hearing about it and just expect me to suck it up. I can check off suffering from 9 out of 10 of every mental and physical consequence of bullying that I read about. The lack of consequence for the abuse I have endured is appalling.

Postal Environment
by: Anonymous

In the Postal Service, if you are not a manager, then according to postal managers, whatever you are suffering is your fault. while I was an employee I moved a lot because I liked learning new things and frankly all the facilities were so poorly run that it gets old fast. I was always one to speak my mind so I made enemies. One mail facility I worked in was like a kindergarten. The work didn't matter as long as the people were happy. The males were bullies and the supervisors were stupid. The few female supervisors were so busy flirting with one male or another, they were pretty much useless. Most of the male supervisors acted like they would wet their pants if an attractive female was anywhere close by. Frequent work place affairs was the norm for management and the worst that could happen was that one of the participants got moved. In one city post office I worked in they seem to prefer male supervisors who were always looking for sex partners. It created a very unhealthy environment but no one cared. When it would finally result in an EEO, the EEO people would come in and try to discourage new complaints about the male while they looked for somewhere else to move them. All females took abuse of some kind and once they started trying to get females in management, they preferred the ones who would rather flirt than work and they also usually chose people for management that wouldn't work anyway. If they had an employee that wanted to work, they usually ridiculed them. The postal environment is not conducive to good work habits. The general idea is that you are there for a set period of time and it wasn't in your best interest to accomplish more than necessary to placate the managers which wasn't very much. The postal service caused it's own problems with the lack of incentive to work, poor management choices and encouraging sexual activity within in management. And the worst part is once an employee has been targeted for unwanted attention, they all follow suit.

by: James

I tested successfully for employment with USPS in August 2014 after paying money for a training package and believing lies regarding employment opportunity, and today, 02/01/2015 they've decided to add insult to injury by harassing me over already applied permissions and consents. There's no end in sight and I'm out $56.

The non supportive union local APWu
by: Anonymous

I feel for anyone to think that the postal service is a good place to work. If you can make retirement now you are blessed. If your a woman where I work especially a women of color. Beware of a non supportive, racists and Good ole boys club mentality. This union is doing back door deals with management stealing employees back pay. I was suspended for no reason for 2 years and they all knew I did nothing wrong. I had all evidence along with witnesses to prove it so. I nearly lost my home and everything. My family was effected greatly. I was called told to go back to work with no reason way just yelled at by a nat. business agent from the local who was suppose to represent me. I am still seeking answers is to why he signed off on paper work without my consent with some manager I don't know. Really he could have been anyone. I will not rest until I get answers to where is my money and benefits. This effects my retirement. I know for a fact I am not the only one they have deceived. I look forward to sharing this information with investigative reporters. This is stealing. I am losing my home.

being hassed by post master

my post master is a real bbbbb! she would not let me return to work after fmla leave and then she made up a story to try to fire me! (5 months later.) the union i have is a major joke, they didn't really do anything, but protect my postmaster. is this really the united states, i thought that each employee had rights from bullyying and harassment? i need a good lawyer!!

Co-workers harassment
by: Springfield, Ma

Been a driver PSE since august of 2014 at the Springfield Massachusetts P.O. I say after a few days of working a black woman by the name of ... began with the derogatory jokes and name calling. This woman since the day she was hired about 15 years ago has been nothing but problems. Then another employee in the VOA office who likes her by the name of ... joined in. It went on for MONTHS until I changed my mood to aggressive and at one point cursed her out right back over the phone while checking in a trailer. Then, all of a sudden it stopped and the silent bad attitudes and gossiping went rampant. The conspiring and egging on management/supervisor to ridicule me began a few days ago, March 18 2015. I had to out loud say enough is enough and announced I will be doing my best to sue them for harassment at the union office. If anyone is considering a job at the P.O BEWARE!!! None of the comments here are an exaggeration. The P.O seems to make it a mission to hire mentally inept people who like to cause trouble. Why? Heck, who knows, but I am hoping to find an attorney to help me lay a multimillion dollar law suit on this despicable place and outfit! I also have told my family, NEVER EVER use the P.O for mail of shipping. Use another outfit and cross your fingers to see this one end up in the history books as the biggest disgrace of employer in America! Also, they think they are some sort of mobsters as they treat you like poo until you become what they call a regular. And thats when you get benefits and over time pays. It really is a despicable place to work at not because of the job but because of the ""mental rejects"" that you will have to put up with.

A Sinking Ship
by: Anonymous

PSE it doesn't matter there are many ignorant people that are allowed to work there. It is shameful. The union is not supportive because they are a part of management. This union does not operate the same as a private union. The APWU is just a buffer between you and management. I am a full time worker they (postal service) does not like it when you stand up for your self. The key is to write everything down. The best way they get to you is when you respond. Reach out and express your complaints outside of there. Think outside of the postal service. I know and feel your pain. Please know your in my prayers PSE. I look forward to writing my own book about the abuses suffered for speaking up about anything that deals with truth.

Believe it when I say these stories are true
by: Anonymous

I have been with the USPS for 21 years and when I first started I was young and clueless loving my new career. Its all good until you learn to speak your voice pointing out the wrongs. It is very much so the GOOD OLE BOY system. You can't trust anyone and even your co-workers that you've worked with for over 20, it's very sad. You have so many types of harassment and bullying that goes on in the postal service, many think its just unbelievable until they see it for themselves. They harass over race, sex, medical issues, fmla, and the list goes on. I've seen it all and have experienced some for myself which I never thought in a millions years would happen to me. I want so bad to leave but after so many years invested and trying to find another job that pays as good with benefits and retirement I feel like most, STUCK. The past few years I have just been trying to figure out how to hold it all together. Sometimes I think maybe its just my imagination but my family assures me its not and after reading these comments I know I'm not alone. This job can make one want to take their own life, I know I've been there and its a scary place to be. Somebody needs to do something and it just can't be us employees because we will pay the price in the long run. The Post Office will lie and do what they have to do to stay above the law. I wish there was something I could do but I'm just the low man on the totem pole and it makes one feel so hopeless and so helpless.

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