FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) –– The president of the Northwest Arkansas Area Local American Postal Worker’s Union said new “cost-cutting” efforts by new postmaster general go against the core values of the post office.
The postmaster general stated that employees will need to “adopt a different mindset” in order to for the Postal Service survives the Coronavirus pandemic.
New cost-cutting efforts include eliminating late night trips and overtime. This means packages could be left undelivered overnight and delayed.
“I don’t think any of us are happy with the changes we’re seeing coming,” Royce Mills, president of NWA Postal Worker’s Union said.
Mills said overtime is just part of the industry. “The last several years, they’ve cut staffing to the bare minimum, so overtime is just a way of life for us.”