• nancyrose

    Did the district manager shoot the guy? If so, he should definitely get fired. Otherwise, I don’t see how it’s his fault or how he is responsible. The mail carrier could have very well just been strolling down the street, off the clock, when he was shot. No??

  • Joseph Vega

    This should be the union asking for all the postmasters to step down and the post master general they follow his lead and orders but it wont happen they should change all the clock in times to as early as possible so all carriers are off the street before dark enough said act safety now and the supervisors should be on the street lead by example

    • Zeus

      The union has to call for the BOG to remove Downahole, he ain’t gonna resign,folks.

  • tradarcher50

    Everyone knows the district manager will either be promoted or transferred. Upper management is never taken to the carpet. We all know the carrier should have invested in body armor . This was an entirely preventable accident… “I’m playing management here”.

  • ME

    DAY AFTER HOLIDAY IN NORTH BERGEN NJ 07047 ORDER CAME FROM DISTRICT TO TAKE ALL MAIL , CARRIERS WERE ON STREET TIL 11:30 PM CARRIERS LEFT OFFICE IN THE PM . WAKE UP MANAGEMENT
    CANT MAKE DECISIONS

    • MrZip

      And the saddest part about it, is that 90% of the mail we were carrying was 3rd class (“standard” [junk]). Why they can’t control the flow of that mail and spread it across the week, I don’t know. How about this, when there is a holiday (or just a Sunday), you don’t need to take it as an opportunity to process as much mail as possible. They just don’t seem to get it.

    • mailman17602

      bring the mail back…no carrier should work more then 12hrs per day. that is in the labor agreement. with that said… some carriers love that money and will work it anyways.

    • rocforyou

      Your pm is poom now

  • Debby Szeredy

    Mark Dimondstein our APWU President, Clint our National Clerk Craft Director and I were at the vigil last Sunday night. Both Mark and the Letter Carrier’s National President Rolando spoke together about the need to stop consolidations closures and the delay of mail that is causing carriers to be out in the streets late at night because the mail can’t get to the carriers in time to finish their route. The overtime is outrageous for all postal workers and the security and safety of the mail and our workers is in jeopardy. We spoke of working together to resolve these issues. The fact that this has been going on for the last three years is a tragedy. We are under major attack by the USPS to privatize our work. In the last few months the USPS has put in place so many pilot programs that it is clear we must fight back. Be ready to take action! Debby Szeredy/Executive VP APWU.

  • Retired USPS

    It’s a shame that it takes the death of a USPS mailcarrier before someone realizes that something needs to be done.Does anybody have the courage to implement a cutoff time for mail processing,say 8:30 A.M.every morning so the carriers can hit the street by 9:00?? It does not help that transportation to the facilitys is constantly late due in part to all the P+DC consolidations.Seems like no one is held accountable for these late mail arrival times.Someone has to be accountable for this or it will continue.

  • Supervisor

    Why don’t the unions lift the hiring cap on CCA’s and PSE’s?? No that would be taking overtime away from our union brothers and sisters. Can’t have it both ways! Or better yet go to evaluated routes and watch how many carriers are back before sundown!

    • mailman17602

      typical supervisor answer..Im sure u were a great carrier.

    • BIGTIME

      lift what ? i start at 9am leave office at 947 am with 7.20 hours of street time. here in the norteast starts getting dark at 415 and pitch black by 430-440 and getting darker earlier every day. DO THE MATH NITWIT. now if i do overtime what are we talking. complete b.s. they dont care about your safety only thier goddam numbers that have people getting killed and maimed. our manager still hasnt even mentioned a word even after i brought in article. also these people will not even provide a light for you to see the mail you are delivering, they tell you to save a apartment building or sort it under a street light. this is what you get from spineless people that will never say anything to their superiors, dont rock the boat it might save someones life. LOSERS !

  • BIGTIME

    PRINT THE NAMES OF ALL MANAGEMENT ON DUTY AT THAT STATION . SO WE CAN SEND THEMCHRISTMAS CARDS DIRECTLY TO THEIR HOUSES. I THINK THIS WILL BE A GOOD TRIBUTE TO THE BROTHER WE LOST.

  • BigFish

    We have the same problem in Arkansas but no one has been hurt yet. It’s common sense that this is just not right. Now we have the month of Dec. where hi volume of crime goes up and letter carriers are at risk everyday. All of those who turn your backs on your fellow letter carriers to 204b so that management can have there time off at the cost of being a carrier short. Workers need to stick together because management don’t give a damn about us!

  • Debra

    The so called junk mail that we are now receiving is not worth a person’s life. Come on Postal Service Mgrs, etc….while you are at home having dinner and cocktails the carriers are out there risking their life’s delivering JUNK MAIL (what you call revenue)