MILWAUKEE — Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers Milwaukee Branch 2 rallied Sunday morning to demand more worker safety measures on the job.
Vice President of the NALC Milwaukee Branch 2 Tom Dahl said times have changed and letter carriers aren’t as safe as they used to be.
“Since last December, with the fatal shooting of Aundre Cross, one of our letter carriers in Milwaukee that led to his death, we’ve had numerous incidents of carriers being assaulted at gunpoint either asking for their keys or packages in their truck,” said Dahl.
He said it’s not only time for management to step up but law enforcement and the community as well.
“It’s not just postal management,” said Dahl. “We want to work together with them and be partners and reach out to local law enforcement, [the] police force, [and] politicians to make [them] aware. We like to show support from the community that our mail carriers are public servants in the community.”