The Working Conditions of US Postal Workers Raise Concerns for Arizona Lawmakers

Following a scenario in which a US postal worker successfully cooked a steak on the dashboard of their vehicle during a ridiculously hot summer shift, an Arizona state representative is calling for an investigation into working conditions for US Postal Service workers. According to the mail carrier it only took two and a half hours to cook the steak in question; a testament to how hot it can get in those vehicles.

State Representative Shawnna Bolick recently received photos and the message from a postal worker in her district, which is part of Phoenix. The photos showed evidence of the temperature inside the truck rising to 128 degrees at one point, and also showed the mail carrier’s experiment in cooking a not fully thawed steak to medium well using the dashboard of his truck during the hottest part of the day. Following this, she has received letters from many mail carriers across the state, detailing the hardships of their job and its working conditions during extreme heat. An anonymous Arizona man that has been working as a postal carrier for forty years claims that he has seen the temperature in the vehicle rise up to 138 degrees before.


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As a Rural Carrier in Moore SC 29369, it Never failed every year when the temperature went up so do our start time Our Manager would makes us come in an hour to an hour and a half later. This put All carriers out into the extreme Heat an hour to hour and a half later. We voiced this as a Safety concern. It ALWAYS fell on deaf ears. The NRLCA wouldn’t even touch it. Managers decision. All mail even bulk rate had to go the day received. Day after Holidays we were allowed to come in fifteen minutes early,… Read more »

I am in Ohio, originally from Florida the heat doesn’t bother me as much as winter. Last winter in my LLV my drink froze. Making it undrinkable. The LLV is an easy bake oven in the summer. A well kept freezer in the winter. Our employer is warm or cool at their desk. It makes ya feel as though they do not care for us. Those meaningless text on our scanners, are nothing more than them covering their bottoms.

Again Rolando comes through for all letter carriers!!!!

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