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Despite DeJoy's vows to halt changes, serious problems persist, postal workers say

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Despite DeJoy's vows to halt changes, serious problems persist, postal workers say | NBC News

“Some stations have so much mail backed up, it’s three times more than the volume you would see at Christmas,” a Chicago postal worker said.

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Disassembled automatic sorting machine in Tacoma.

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In Chicago, postal employees say backlogged mail is stacked so high in some facilities that workers barely have space to walk by. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, mail handlers tell NBC News first class and priority mail is still running several days a week behind schedule on average. And in Tacoma, Washington, multiple postal workers said new mandates mean many mail trucks per week are being ordered to set out on their routes five minutes early — often entirely empty. One week after Postmaster General Louis DeJoy announced he was temporarily suspending changes to the United States Postal Service, NBC News spoke with eight postal union representatives from throughout the nation, all of whom expressed concerns and provided examples of ongoing delays in mail delivery. They said the recent removal of hundreds of postal sorting machines and rigid new operational directives for mail trucks and carriers have exacerbated the slowdown. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Keith Richardson, president of the American Postal Workers Union, Chicago, Local 1, and a post office veteran who’s worked 28 years as a mail processing clerk.

“Some stations have so much mail backed up, it’s three times more than the volume you would see at Christmas,” Richardson said, noting Chicago’s International Military Service Center and Henry McGee Postal Station are particularly overwhelmed. “You can’t even walk down the aisles. It’s a wonder carriers can get in and out.” While DeJoy announced last week he would put a halt to the removal of any more postal sorting machines and mailboxes until after the election, postal workers say he failed to lift a series of recently implemented postal mandates that include a system that requires trucks to leave facilities at specific times, even if vehicles and mailbags have not been fully loaded. Richardson and other postal workers NBC News spoke with say many postal facilities across the country remain backlogged and delivery in some locations has ground to a virtual halt, with mail carriers often forced to stop work for the day before all mail has been delivered. NBC News reached out repeatedly to the USPS for comment regarding photos from Washington State postal facilities showing directives to leave five minutes early.

Despite DeJoy's announcement about mail-soring machines and mailboxes, his continuing work policies amount to a poison pill.
 

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Before Trump, the government used to be capable of delivering the mail.
 

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Before Trump, the government used to be capable of delivering the mail.
Before they became empowered by Trump, we underestimate those Republican voters who said they hated government and wanted to tear it all down. Now, we see them in action.
 

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Before they became empowered by Trump, we underestimate those Republican voters who said they hated government and wanted to tear it all down. Now, we see them in action.

Not tear it down.

Remake it in Trumps image.

America is Trumps country now.

He can do as he pleases and break what he wants.
 

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Despite DeJoy's vows to halt changes, serious problems persist, postal workers say | NBC News

“Some stations have so much mail backed up, it’s three times more than the volume you would see at Christmas,” a Chicago postal worker said.

200828-mail-processing-machine-al-1007_af7e4a86ff2d44121c8e28bf646f76ec.fit-320w.jpg

Disassembled automatic sorting machine in Tacoma.



Despite DeJoy's announcement about mail-soring machines and mailboxes, his continuing work policies amount to a poison pill.

More propaganda, that is a photo of a DBCS, a LETTER sorting machine, nothing to do with ballots. (The vertical blue/grey part are called stackers)

AFSM,s sort ballots.

“ Last week, Tacoma postal maintenance workers were given authorization by Kerry Walton, maintenance manager for the Seattle Processing and Distribution Center, to reinstall two of the sorting machines that had been taken offline. Walton told NBC News he could ”

Key word Offline, which means the main disconnect on the front of the machine is turned off and locked out due to low mail volume. It takes 10 mins to put one back online.

I worked in a mail sorting plant, in maintenance, (actually a few) and this OP link is pure propaganda from the left.

I am not a union member.
 
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