Last spring, Julion told the I-Team, “We have been advocating to the postal service that they need to hire more carriers. Until we get a carrier on every assignment it’s not going to get better.”
But things aren’t better.
Long lines of customers have persisted at post offices.
Julion said a customer recently tried to punch a letter carrier over delayed mail.
“Unfortunately customers, tend to take it out on the letter carriers they somehow think it’s our fault or that we are slacking off but letter carriers are working twice as hard right now,” he said.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy recently suspended his controversial cost cutting measures until after the election.
“I understand what he saying that we won’t do anything to make it worse, but my question is what are you going to do to make it better in Chicago,” Julion said.
Julion said that carriers are now being forced to start their routes later because, according to postal management, they aren’t able to get the mail to the stations at the usual earlier times.
“Carriers out there on the street later and the later you are out there the greater possibility of something bad happening,” he said.