30 episodes

A podcast for federal employees who are FedUp with non compliance and an unjust system, and who are FedUp with being constantly mistreated, misinformed, and or misrepresented. Hosted by a retired federal employee himself, who has been through it all, and who has helped many federal employees across this country, this podcast will talk about a wide range of common issues all federal employees continually face, in addition to giving federal employees a platform for their voices to be heard, and to share their stories and issues. Knowledge is power, and FedUp believes that all our stories need to be heard by all.

FedUp with Ron Speakman Ron Speakman

    • Government
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

A podcast for federal employees who are FedUp with non compliance and an unjust system, and who are FedUp with being constantly mistreated, misinformed, and or misrepresented. Hosted by a retired federal employee himself, who has been through it all, and who has helped many federal employees across this country, this podcast will talk about a wide range of common issues all federal employees continually face, in addition to giving federal employees a platform for their voices to be heard, and to share their stories and issues. Knowledge is power, and FedUp believes that all our stories need to be heard by all.

    Episode 30: Update with NALC Activist & City Letter Carrier, Tyler Vasseur

    Episode 30: Update with NALC Activist & City Letter Carrier, Tyler Vasseur

    In today’s episode, City Letter Carrier and NALC activist, Tyler Vasseur, gives us an update regarding the “Build a Fighting NALC” movement (which revolves around open bargaining resolutions) including how much it has grown, and how many branches across the country are getting involved since our interview last month. We also have a thought-provoking conversation about a topic that is bound to make people fired up, but is one that needs to be talked about nonetheless. Hear this and more in this constructive discussion, tying in with the movement focusing around open communication and transparency, as well as better and safer working conditions and better wages.


    To join the fight and register for the Zoom meeting this Sunday, April 14th, at noon CT (10am PT, 1pm ET), please use this registration link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudu2vqD8oEtAq2F3qn1CbtRbmSupAfc1K#/registration

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 29: Interview with City Letter Carrier & NALC Activist, Tyler Vasseur

    Episode 29: Interview with City Letter Carrier & NALC Activist, Tyler Vasseur

    Our guest today is a City Letter Carrier and active member of the NALC who is starting a movement revolving around open bargaining resolutions, open communication, transparency, and accountability with regards to our leadership within the NALC. Their main objective is to organize the membership and build a much stronger NALC, and one that will fight for better working conditions, better wages, and better representation. Hear my guest and I talk about this and more, including their monthly Zoom meetings that address these open bargaining resolutions being presented, discussed, and passed from different local branches all over this country.



    * To register for this Zoom meeting, & join the fight, please use this registration link:

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUucu6spz8pEt2SUBRsKhcpx1G7lBtOMb8h

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 28: Interview with Dr. Robert Kustin, CEO of Fed-Hurt

    Episode 28: Interview with Dr. Robert Kustin, CEO of Fed-Hurt

    My guest today, Dr. Robert Kustin, is the CEO of Fed-Hurt, which treats the injuries of all Federal Employees, and whose sole mission is to create the largest provider network to help and treat all federal employees, from hurt to help. In this important and informational episode, Dr. Kustin discusses his journey to helping injured federal employees, why he created Fed-Hurt, and what makes his company different from others out there, including how their strict compliance measures and training ensure that all offices are receiving the same up-to-date and accurate information. He shares how his offices work with the federal employee and help guide them through the claims process as well as how to vet other OWCP providers and the importance of doing so. Don’t miss this exclusive interview with a doctor who truly cares about getting us the help we need and deserve!

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 27: Our Responsibility to Ourselves

    Episode 27: Our Responsibility to Ourselves

    In this short, but necessary episode, I talk about what I consider to be an obstacle for all of us, that being the federal employee (ourselves), and I give a simple three-step process we can use to overcome that obstacle. We are all in this fight together, and we need to continue to not only support one another, but also light a fire under each other’s asses from time to time. So consider this your obstacle course to prepare you for future engagement with the opposition. And I want to be clear that I mean no disrespect with this episode, and I feel for those out there who may be scared to speak up. But tough love with active listening and discipline creates accountability and a more unified front line. Knowledge is power, so let’s start educating ourselves more today to better prepare for future encounters with anyone who is mistreating us in the toxic and hostile environments we all face.

    • 37 min
    Episode 26: OSHA - Its the Law

    Episode 26: OSHA - Its the Law

    In this informational episode, we talk about our rights under OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration) from code of federal regulations and the OSHA 300 log, to the OSHA fact sheet regarding whistleblower complaints under section 11(c) and even some of the ELM, (Employee & Labor Relations Manual), which applies to all postal employees, and how all this can be used to fight back against management when they retaliate against us for reporting our on the job work injuries and/or any safety issues or hazards. Remember, knowledge is power. And this episode will definitely give you the knowledge to stand up and advocate for yourself, and more importantly, give you an opportunity to gain accountability for management’s willful misconduct and unethical, and even at times, illegal behavior.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 25: Interview with a City Letter Carrier from Nebraska

    Episode 25: Interview with a City Letter Carrier from Nebraska

    Our guest today is a 19-year-veteran City Letter Carrier and an NALC union dues paying member, and has held many positions within the NALC, from both a local branch and state level, and is currently an arbitration advocate. Hear our guest and I talk about the collusion and cronyism that takes place within our local branches, including the lack of transparency and communication, what to do when there is alleged election issues, how to deal with burnout in whatever positions one holds within the union, what effective branch leadership should detail, including my twelve key elements that all leadership should have, how important OWCP Arbitration is, and the importance of advocating for yourself. We also discuss a few arbitration cases that set precedent for all city letter carriers regarding management and 2499’s (light duty) when you get injured on the job.

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

alphasylum ,

Brutally Honest & Necessary

This Podcast brings to light the dark side of what many of us experience and witness during our careers. Not only are these stories brutally honest but absolutely necessary to be shared. FedUp serves as not only a voice of the employees who have been wronged, broken and bullied but also a platform for which their experiences can be validated. You matter. We matter. What we endure matters. Our voices will be heard, changes must follow!

*My opinions and statements are mine alone. I do not represent or speak on behalf of the United States Postal Service or any other government entity.

RachelOsborn27 ,

Rural Carrier

Stellar podcast. Just started it and the entire first episode gave me the chills. Thank you for an amazing podcast!

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