Dec. 19, 2013—NALC President Fredric Rolando has released the following statement on the status of a new joint effort to identify and address safety issues for letter carriers and service to postal customers:
“We have been in constant discussions with postal management at Headquarters to further develop the program to identify and address factors that contribute to unsafe work environments for letter carriers, whether during daylight hours or after dark, as well as to address issues that affect service to customers, such as routine delivery after traditional delivery hours.
“Our discussions have been productive thus far. We have agreed to send capable, joint teams into areas experiencing these safety and service issues. These joint teams will evaluate every factor possibly causing the issues and will work hard to develop lasting solutions that improve the safety of letter carriers and service to our customers.”
More information will be available in the near future.