Trenton Metro Area Local
American Postal Workers Union
(The following employee
talk must be given to all Trenton P&DC employees by April 10, 2003.)
Postal Service is preparing to transport equipment from Washington, DC to
Hamilton Township to start setting up for the decontamination of the Trenton
P&DC. That equipment is
expected to start arriving in early May.
will benefit from the fact that the same proven process and skilled team that
successfully fumigated the Brentwood facility will be used in the Trenton plant.
The same firms that conducted the decontamination there have been
contracted to perform the work at the Hamilton Township site.
the fumigation, extensive environmental testing will be done to ensure the
building is completely safe before anyone is allowed to reenter it.
Our key focus throughout this process will be on doing the job right.
That means we are interested in the quality, not the speed of the
project. Our highest priority is to eliminate any possible threat to the health
of our employees, our community and our customers.
April 10, the Postal Service will be briefing Members of Congress, state and
local officials, and union and management association leadership on the
decontamination process. The Postal
Service will also hold a press conference, and conduct a community town-hall
meeting for businesses and residents in the area surrounding the Trenton
primary aspect of this project is to make sure you, our employees, have the
latest information on any and all developments. We want you to hear the news from the Postal Service first.
In that effort, we will have ongoing employee briefings, issue weekly
Newsbreaks, and send bi-weekly letters to affected your homes.
We will also post these materials on bulletin boards.
Postal Service is in the process of setting up a toll-free number for employees
to call with any additional questions that they have concerning the
decontamination. That number will
be issued and posted as soon as it is set up.
addition, the Postal Service will be posting regular informational updates on
usps.com. Both the public and
employees will be able to access that website under the topic of “Mail
District Manager Vito Cetta asked that I extend to you his sincere appreciation
for the patience and understanding you have shown over the past year-and-a-half.
He also wants to stress that the health and well-being of our employees
is his top priority in this entire process.