About the Human Relations Department

There’s more to being a progressive union than achieving and enforcing a contract — and that’s where the Human Relations Department comes in.  Our programs and benefits inspire members to participate in the union and give them a sense of inclusion, contribution, and ownership.

Stress Claims

(This article first appeared in the July/August 2019 issue of the American Postal Worker magazine)

If you are feeling stressed, you are not alone. It is estimated that 8 in 10 Americans feel stress in their daily lives. Numerous studies indicate job stress is the greatest source of stress for adults in the U.S.

Stress is associated with increased rates of heart attacks, hypertension and other physical conditions. It can trigger insomnia, anxiety, depression, panic attacks and other debilitating mental disorders that can lead to lost time from work, and cause sufferers to face unfair scrutiny due to the baseless stigma attached to mental and emotional illness. When work factors cause or aggravate a preexisting mental or emotional condition, postal employees have the right to receive benefits under the Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA).

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