ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Postal Service said it has satisfied maintenance and safety issues at its Albuquerque facilities raised in an Office of Inspector General report in May.
But a representative of the local postal workers union told the Journal last week that only cosmetic changes were implemented and that structural issues remain.
The representative, Dan Huerta, spokesman for the American Postal Workers Union, Local 380, also said hostile work environments at city stations have reached alarming levels as employees continue to endure severe harassment and retaliation that includes managerial falsification of leave requests since the OIG investigation.
“Recently, a dedicated employee at the Pino Station – who has suffered two heart attacks in the past – was forced to walk home after a supervisor took his car keys and refused to call him a cab,” he said. “The employee walked five miles home.”