Video: Postal workers hold rally for safer working conditions after death of letter carrier

WASHINGTON –

On this Martin Luther King Day, a group of U.S. Postal Service workers held a rally at the MLK Memorial. They are calling for safer job conditions and justice for letter carriers injured or killed while delivering in the dark.

It follows the death of 26-year old Tyson Barnette in Landover, Md. He was shot and killed on November 23, 2013 while working a route after dark.

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Barnette’s family came in from South Carolina to show their support. His mother, Bridget, had a message for the Postmaster General.

She says, “Don’t let another life be taken by something that can be fixed as easily as pushing the (shift) times back in the morning.”

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  • DisGruntled

    Postal Mismanagement su$&s a$& & they dont give a fu(/ about us

  • bill

    management never admits the many mistakes they make but this is just common sense pushing back time would also create a cushion on heavy days to get the job done in the safety of daylight

  • STEVE

    SO MANAGEMENT WANT IT BOTH WAY’S…”MAIL VOLUME IS DOWN” OH ” LATE DELIVERIES ARE SOME TIMES UNAVOIDABLE….” ALL DUE TO BAD LEADERSHIP