Posts Tagged ‘going postal’
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
By SAM LOGAN KHALEGHI, The Oakland Press (MI), Sunday, May 6, 2012
An interview with the filmmaker behind Murder By Proxy, the documentary.
Monday, February 13th, 2012
Feb 13th 2012
The Moderate Voice
The phrase “going postal” has become part of American culture since those awful days in the early to mid-80s when there were news accounts of mass murders at American post offices — murders usually committed by employees or former employees. Wikipedia even has an entry on the expression “going postal” — which explains:
“The expression derives from a series of incidents from 1983 onward in which United States Postal Service (USPS) workers shot and killed managers, fellow workers, and members of the police or general public in acts of mass murder. Between 1986 and 1997, more than forty people were gunned down by spree killers in at least twenty incidents of workplace rage.”
Friday, August 6th, 2010
The massacre by Omar Thornton at Hartford Distributors in Manchester, CT is a “teachable moment” but not necessarily to advance awareness about workplace bullying as some claim.
Tags: Connecticut, employee theft, going postal, Hartford Distributors, Manchester, massacre, murders, Omar Thornton, shootings, Task Force on Workplace Bullying, Teamsters union, workplace bullying, workplace homicide
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Thursday, July 8th, 2010
The previously announced documentary Murder by Proxy premiered July 8 in Royal Oak, Michigan at the Main Arts Theatre (Landmark Theatres). The film explores the role that a toxic work environment can play in the build-up to workplace homicides while mainly focusing on the US Postal Service. The star is 39 yr. veteran letter carrier Charlie Withers. Experts include criminologist Alan Fox, social psychologist Gary Namie and psychiatrist Michael Welner.
The film will be screened at the Montreal World Film Festival Aug. 26 to Sept. 6, 2010
Interviews with Director Emil Chiaberi and Charlie Withers at the Royal Oak premiere.
If you were at Royal Oak, write your own review here, please.
Read the local Daily Tribune press coverage.
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010
Please check out this film! The Drs. Namie and the WBI Legislative Campaign are featured. It’s a documentary that begins with post office homicide and then introduces bullying as a potential toxic feature of the work environment that can set the stage for violence.
“Delivers a potent mix of shocking truth, honest analysis and dark humor”
COMING TO THEATERS IN 2010
Feature documentary Murder by Proxy: How America Went Postal offers a provocative examination of the possible role of hostile work environments in mass murder incidents, starting with the earliest USPS mass murder-suicide in 1986.
At a time when tensions are rising again in the Postal Service and in other workplaces across America, Murder By Proxy is a simply a must-see film.
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Tags: bullying, going postal, massacre, Murder by Proxy, USPS, violence
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Wednesday, June 10th, 2009
On the morning of June 2, 2009, a city letter carrier went to work and reportedly fatally shot himself in the head in the locker room at a postal facility in Gastonia, North Carolina. The Gaston Gazette online news report stated that the “Gastonia Police are investigating an apparent suicide this morning at the post office. . . . One of the employees is inside dead from a gunshot wound.”
Tags: arbitration, Fields, going postal, Musacco, NALC, suicide, USPS, violence policy, WBI-LC
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