NYC Postal Union Leaders Set to go to Court
Following the discovery of traces of anthrax at the U.S. Postal Service's Morgan Center facility, postal workers are staying home by the hundreds and their union is expected to sue the city today to close down the facility. In response to the union's allegations, the U.S. Deputy Postmaster has declared the center safe---saying that the amount of anthrax found was not enough to infect workers, and that the affected machines have been cordoned off in accordance with recommendations by medical personnel. Despite the distribution of gloves, masks and antibiotics, however, union officials are not taking any chances, and are demanding that the Morgan Center Facility be closed for more thorough testing and cleaning.
See Associated Press, Newsday, October 28, 2001