CLEVELAND, Ohio – A shortage of delivery employees in the U.S. Postal Service has led to slow or no delivery in communities throughout Greater Cleveland, elsewhere in Ohio and across the nation.
It’s a problem that was triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and continues to linger, as the postal service tries to fill open jobs – a task made even more complicated as aging workers retire.
“I think the pandemic really took a toll on the workforce,” Mark Camilli, a national business agent for the National Association of Letter Carriers, said in an interview. The association is the bargaining union for postal delivery workers.