Postal workers complain of being dangerously overworked

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — (KUTV) Dan Cawley works in a law office relies on punctual mail.

“We have things going out that are really time sensitive that have to be replied to within a few days according to the courts,” he said.

But lately, the mailman doesn’t always show up, he says.

“We weren’t getting mail for two or three days straight,” he said.

Cawley says he’s talked with his mail carrier who complained of being overloaded with work.

It’s not an isolated complaint.

Get Gephardt has been approached by two separate mail carriers who vent a similar gripes. Both asked to remain anonymous to avoid being fired.

In an email, one wrote that carriers are being forced to work “beyond 12 hours daily,” and into the dark and arguably dangerous hours of the night, “as late as 10:45.”

Worse, the letter alleges postal workers are being denied necessities like “using the restroom” and “drinking water” even on hot summers days. More at KUTV Salt Lake City

3 Responses to "Postal workers complain of being dangerously overworked"

  1. Jeff   December 22, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Any carrier working over twelve in a day has no one to blame but themselves. You cannot be forced to, volunteer to, or be asked to.
    Bring the mail back.

  2. Keashia   December 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Ugh, Yes you can be made too if your job is on the line or I think it maybe called insubordinate.

  3. JK   December 24, 2017 at 9:22 am

    To the above:
    Your statement is not true. There is no violation to work over 12 for ODL carriers under the collective agreement.

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