Post Office floats idea of cutting mail delivery to five days
Wall Street Journal editorial page writer Jillian Melchior discusses how the head of the U.S. Postal Service floated a new proposal, which would cut mail delivery to five days a week, in an attempt to save money.
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Mail service has remained steady amid the coronavirus, but as the number of cases continues to rise, a petition is demanding hazard pay for United States Postal Service workers.
"As we get deeper and deeper into this coronavirus epidemic, postal employees are being forced to work and do overtime upwards of 12 hours a day," a petition on Change.org read.
Workers are dealing with "no innovations in carriers delivery methods" during the pandemic and "no innovations in protection clothing or any other areas of the post office," according to the petitioner, a group called Carrying Mail 365.
CORONAVIRUS DRIVES ESSENTIAL FEDERAL EMPLOYEES TO SUE GOVERNMENT FOR HAZARD PAY