Major Worker Shortages Affecting Postal Service

Staffing issues, low wages and higher-than-expected online consumer purchases have all contributed to major worker shortages at the U.S. Postal Service.

John Alexander, who owns a cabin rental business in Twin Lakes said, “The mail delivery has been very erratic to non-existent.” Alexander and other customers say mail service completely stopped in mid-January. “We did not receive mail from the 8th of January to the 18 of January,” Alexander said. “That makes it impossible to run a business. We’re not receiving our deposits. We’re not receiving our bills.”

A problem that’s even worse for those dependent on prescription medications through the mail. Twin Lakes resident Kelly Sweeney told Denver 7, “There people who need their medication. We had no notice of what was going on. I am so disappointed that there is no contingency plan to address something like this.”

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