Many of the concerns shared by Northwest Philadelphia residents about the declining service from the United States Postal Service aren’t unique to this part of the city – or even the city as a whole.
While mail check theft has hit some neighborhoods harder than others, slower mail and staffing issues have plagued the city as whole, and even the entire country – a fact made clear at Congressional Field Hearing on the state of the United States Postal Service held last month at Temple University.
Last Thursday, a federal judge validated those concerns. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that DeJoy’s changes to the post office before the 2020 election had harmed mail delivery. To increase efficiency, Sullivan ordered a revision of postal employee delivery practices implemented by DeJoy.
That’s why virtually every member of Philadelphia’s congressional delegation is calling for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to be fired.
“There is a reason why I and others of my colleagues have called for his termination,” Congressman Brendan Boyle, who represents parts of Old City, North Philadelphia and Northeast Philadelphia, said at the hearing. “I reiterate that today, we need change at the very top of the Postal Service.”