On Monday morning, there was a call in Chicago to protect postal workers.
In recent weeks, there have been robberies and attacks, and a mail carrier was killed in Milwaukee.
There is now an effort to ask homeowners to pay attention and assist in keeping those men and women safe.
It is an appeal to community members and block clubs to assist in the protection of postal workers.
Congressman Danny Davis led a press conference on Monday morning to discuss Operation Letter Carrier Safe Passage, an initiative to engage residents in the safety and security of their local postal workers.
In recent months, several postal carriers have been robbed or attacked.
Criminals target the carriers in order to gain access to Social Security checks, medication, and other vital documents.
Enough, said the president of the National Association of Letter Carriers.
“Our letter carriers are traumatized. They not knowing what’s going to happen day to day. The customers are our biggest asset. They can help us. We are happy to do our jobs; we just want to work safe. We are asking the residents to come out and ask the letter carrier their name, come out on the porch, tie a ribbon on your door handle, on your gate, so the know it’s a safe haven for them if something is going on in the community,” said Elise Foster, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 11.
Foster also stated that she is collaborating with postal police and other leaders to determine how workers’ security can be improved.
Foster also stated that an ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council to relocate cluster mailboxes from the street to the safety of buildings, as well as to relocate carriers from the streets to the safety of buildings.
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