Our campaign for safer workplaces

On Workers Memorial Day we kicked off a new campaign for dignity and respect in the postal service. Read on to see how you can get involved.


Wear campaign stickers (download files below) to wear at work in support of our campaign to end toxic workplace environments and short staffing.


The voice of one person may be ignored. When we all speak up together, we are unstoppable. Take the union survey to share your experiences.


Take a minute to record a video sharing how ending hostile workplaces in USPS facilities can help you deliver better services.

Resources for the Campaign for Dignity and Respect

Workers Memorial Day Image of three Stickers: 1) APWU Postal Workers Deserve Dignity & Respect; 2) Let's Stop Workplace Harassment APWU Speak Up Together; 3) Stop Workplace Harassment

Check the resources below to download one of three sticker designs:

  1. APWU Postal Workers Deserve Dignity & Respect;
  2. Let's Stop Workplace Harassment APWU Speak Up Together;
  3. Stop Workplace Harassment

How to Report Hazards, Unsafe Conditions or Practices with PS Form 1767

This form is to be used to report hazards, unsafe conditions, work practice and, in the opinion of the APWU, hostile work environments. You can use this form to report anything that you think could jeopardize your health: Dirty conditions, pests, mold, disturbed or broken building materials (tiles, insulation, etc.)

Find instructions on how to use Form 1767 to report hazards, unsafe conditions or practices here.

Your Legal Rights

Know Your Contractual and Legal Rights

Collective Bargaining Agreement Article 14: Safety and Health:
“It is the responsibility of management to provide safe working conditions in all present and future installations and to develop a safe working force.”

POSTAL HANDBOOK EL 814: Postal Employees Guide to Safety:
“The Postal Service is committed to providing its employees and customers with a safe and healthy environment and complying with applicable safety laws and regulations.”

POSTAL HANDBOOK EL 801:Supervisors Safety Handbook:
The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires employers to provide a safe and healthful workplace free of recognized hazards and to follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards. Employers’ responsibilities also include providing training, medical examinations, and record keeping.

EMPLOYEE & LABOR RELATIONS MANUAL (ELM) – CHAPTER 8 Safety, Health, and Environment:
“The safety philosophy of the Postal Service is stated below:
a. Any occupational injury or illness can be prevented. This goal is realistic, not theoretical. Supervisors and managers have primary responsibility for the wellbeing of employees and must fully accept this principle.”

The Mission of OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA’s mission is to “Assure so far as possible every working man and woman in the Nation safe and healthful working conditions.”

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If you do need to speak up, know your rights as an employee


Section 11(c) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Learn how to protect your rights under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Retaliation for speaking up is not ok. Visit http://www.whisteblowers.gov for more information about your rights.