Beleaguered postal workers report a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases, further delays
Workers say there’s a growing sense that management, at both the federal and local level, are dangerously complacent as they repeatedly fail to properly sanitize work stations, perform contact tracing or add staff to fill vacancies.
“They’re not doing what they’re supposed to do,” said Kim Miller, president of the 1566 Keystone Area local chapter of the American Postal Workers Union. “The public needs to know: This is why your mail is being delayed.”
The worst outbreaks emerged from processing and distribution centers where workers — some of them in close quarters — sort the mail before loading it on to trucks, according to internal data.