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Michigan postal workers express concern about current working conditions

Postmaster general says he's taking action in midst of November election

There are worries about mail-in ballots for the November election and now the U.S. postmaster general said he’s taking action.

This comes amid reports of diminished hours for letter carriers and the dismantling of mail sorting machines ahead of the election.

“They can tweet away, they can make all kinds of statements, and say the things that they want to say but until it matches the actual implementation on the ground, that they’re not going to do that,” said Rep. Rashida Tlaib.

Tlaib’s spoke in response to the recent statement from Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about concerns of current conditions inside post offices nationwide and worries about mail in ballots.

DeJoy released a statement stating, “The postal service is ready today to handle whatever volume of election mail it receives this fall.”

“But the changes were already made. Until those machines get back, until those boxes get back into our neighborhoods, where we can actually put our ballots in, until the actions meet that statement. I think we don’t fighting,” said Tlaib.

Several postal workers complained about mailboxes being removed across the country. In Michigan, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said actions speak louder than words and right now, she cannot and won’t believe anything the postmaster general has to say.


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