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5/2 SF Postal Workers Picket Against Abusive Boss

by NALC 214
Postal workers are being harassed discriminated against by supervisor Ron Malig. They will be picketing to romove him on May 2, 2008 from 4-7 PM at Bryant and 16th St.

Friday May 2, 2008 4-7 PM
16th and Bryant

Golden Gate Branch 214
2310 Mason St., Fourth Floor
San Fancisco, CA 94133

Union call for abusive Supervisor to be removed from supervising carriers.

Join Brach 214 Carriers in protesting the continuing abusive and discriminatory behavior by Bryant Annex Supervisor Ron Malig and calling for the Postmaster to remove him from supervising carriers.
Management allowed this supervisor to continue his obnoxious behavior at PCA. Carriers at PCA struggled to stop the abuse including petitioning Congress people. He was moved to Bryant Annex where he continues his behavior in violation of The Joint Statement on Violence and Behavior in the Work Place.
"Making the numbers is not an excuse for the abuse of anyone. Those who do not treat others with dignity and respect will not be rewarded or promoted. Those whose unacceptable behavior continues will be removed from their positions." (From the Joint Statement)


This action was authorized at the Branch meeting in April.

Carriers should be off the clock and peferably be out of uniform.
If you are in uniform, please wear a non-uniform jacket or coat over your uniform.
Note to anybody on total disability or with medical limitations.
If you are on total disability/on OWCP you should NOT participate.
If you have medical limitations, make sure that you will not be violating your restrictions by participating.
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by Suzanne Vance (vsueva [at]
Indiana carriers back you 100%
This picket is taking place at the same station the last memorial took place.

Going Postal Again: SF Postal Workers Speak Out After Murder & Suicide

Labor On The Job Presents

Going Postal Again
San Francisco Postal Workers Speak Out!

On November 28, 2006, two postal workers died in San Francisco. Postal worker and National Association Letter Carrier 214 member Julius Tart who had been an employee since 1988 had been disciplined for not finishing his work on time. A massive speedup is going on within the postal system with automation and increased pressure on the workers to mold themselves to the machines. Many postal workers are forced to work at night delivering mail in the dark.
Weeks after being written up by his supervisor Genevieve Paez, Julius Tart went to her house and killed her. He then committed suicide. This incident shocked some postal workers but did not surprise others. SF Postal workers talk about the stressful and deadly conditions in the post office and why postal workers feel the union tops have ignored this terrorism on the job. They also discuss why they feel they are threatened on the job.
A note by Julius Tart was found later addressed to his mother referred to himself in the past tense and complained about conditions at work. A memorial was held on December 13, 2006.
Also Labor On The Job programs a short video segment from the Royal Oaks, Michigan postal murders that led to deaths on the job in 1992. That LOJ show which was programmed on 2/27/1992 was titled "The Deadly Connection, Postal Workers, Stress And Murder On The Job.

"Labor On The Job" is programmed the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month on San Francisco Cable Channel 29 from 9:00 PM to 10:00. "Labor On The Job" is also the longest running labor cable show in the United States since 1983. It is produced and programmed by the Labor Video Project in San Francisco.
Labor On The Job also programmed on Philadelphia Drexel TV 54 every Wednesday 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM and St. Louis cable systems on on cable ch. 22 in the "City" of St. Louis Fridays at 9:00 PM

Labor Video Project
P.O.Box 720027 SF,CA 94172
lvpsf [at]

For more on these postal worker conditions go to
Signed, Sealed and Delivered: 1978 Strike Against Mandatory Overtime, Speedups & Work Conditions
by Aintmisbehavinn
Can him, did he forget about dignity and respect? Must be the new training program of disrespect. Go for it. While you are there, take out the Postmaster for letting the idiot carry on like this. Probably some ignorant boss above him trying to bonus on your behalf. Good luck.
by Norman Casson
This is just another fine example of the management leadership within the U.S. Postal Service. There are many managers like this across the United States. Unfortunately, many of them are not challenged by the union regarding their unprofessionalism and lack of respect to the employees. Remember my brothers and sisters, respect is not something that is given it is earned!! Good Luck.
by Kenneth Lerch
We wish we could be there in solidarity with you in your efforts to remove these LYING, DICTATORIAL, CONTRACT VIOLATING PIG TYPES OF SUPERVISORS! We will be there in spirit. We picketed against an unethical tyrant at our Potomac Post Office. Nearly everyone joined the picket line and the Area Manager removed the beast from our city. This wicked supervisor left in disgrace and ultimately felt the need to leave the state. It was good riddance!
If any branch would be successful in this endeavor it would be your branch. Branch 214 has been in the forefront of the struggle for better working conditions for decades.
Good luck with your picket against Ron Malig and your efforts to attain workplace justice!

Kenneth Lerch
President NALC 3825
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