THE ARTICLE ON HARASSMENT
HAS BEEN REMOVED. THE NATIONAL HAS NOT BEEN NOTIFIED NOR HAS IT BEEN DISCUSSED WITH THEM
WE WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE
On January 30, 2024, it appears the Postal Service announced they had established a toll free number employees can call to learn what steps to take regarding harassment. The announcement was shared in a link article here: USPS has established an anti-harassment info line – USPS Employee News. The Postal Service is calling it an “anti-harassment info line.” The article states that “The Postal Service has established a toll-free phone number for employees and managers seeking guidance on what actions to take in the event of an incident of alleged harassment.”
Let me be clear, this was not discussed with the APWU in any way prior to this announcement. No discussions have taken place with the APWU and the Postal Service on this issue yet either. We just don’t know enough about it yet. In fact, my counterpart in response to my question about this line told me they were unaware this had been done.
I have submitted an information request on this line to find out just what it is, what its purpose is, who answers it, what information is collected from the employee, or how that information is used, etc.. The APWU needs to know more before we can make an informed comment to you on how to use, if you should use it, etc.. At this time, I cannot tell you whether or not you should use the phone number. Once I have more information I will put it out to the field.
Industrial Relations Director
American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO