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With assaults and robberies on the rise, postal workers rally in Baltimore for better protection

May 1, 2024
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Increasingly fearful for their safety on the job, dozens of letter carriers rallied outside a Baltimore post office Tuesday afternoon for better protection.

Tony Vaughn, president of Baltimore’s chapter of the National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents around 3,000 letter carriers in the region, said over the past two years that there have been 14 robberies and assaults of letter carriers in Baltimore and an additional nine around the state, most at gunpoint.

“In this job, you see the good and you see the bad and you get to know a community,” said Vaughn, who has delivered mail in Baltimore for 39 years. “But recently it has gotten more and more dangerous for us to try to do our jobs.”

Brian Renfroe, national president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, and Donald Matson, president of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, also spoke at the rally outside the post office on East Fayette Street in the Jonestown neighborhood.

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