CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Some rural mail carriers in the Lowcountry are concerned about a dramatic pay cut that recently went into effect. They believe the cut in pay means issues with mail not being delivered for days due to a lack of available employees could get even worse.
“A lot of carriers have lost tens of thousands of dollars every year, which really impacts their lives,” said one local postal worker who did not want to be identified.
“I recently purchased a home on my old salary, which now has greatly impacted my pay, and how we live.”
The United States Postal Service changed the way they are paying rural carriers, based on arbitration, and that cut pay for approximately 66% of rural carriers.