ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Many letter carriers in Tampa Bay say they feel their lives are in danger, calling for a change. In the meantime, they said there’s an easy way you can help keep them safe.
President of Florida State Association of Letter Carriers, Al Friedman, said the coronavirus pandemic, time change and holidays are working against them. They are now having to deliver late into the night.
“I got carriers calling me from St. Pete, Clearwater, major cities, even Orlando, that are out past 9 p.m. If that happens, we gotta have those headlamps and gotta have those vests,” Friedman said.
Friedman said there are about 20,000 letter carriers in Florida and 2,000 alone in Pinellas County. Many, who Friedman said, feel their lives are in danger.