Changes imposed by Louis DeJoy still hampering delivery
If your Labor Tribune print edition is regularly arriving late, or occasionally is not being delivered at all, you’re not alone.
The problem is not your letter carrier, it’s with the Post Office itself, or, more pointedly, with changes wrought by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, a GOP megadonor named to the post by a Trump-appointed USPS Board of Governors. Delivery of subscriptions, prescriptions, rent payments, Social Security checks and other vital mail has been running late – sometimes weeks late – for months.
The delivery delays started before the November election, when DeJoy ordered the dismantling of hundreds of high-speed mail sorting machines to slow down mail-in ballots. The delays, combined with chronic understaffing, which the coronavirus pandemic has worsened, have continued well into the new year.
We are working diligently to resolve the issue of late delivery of the Labor Tribune, and you, our readers, can help.
LET US KNOW
If delivery of your Labor Tribune has stopped, or seems to have stopped because it is arriving weeks late, let us know. We’re compiling a tally and gathering information to present to the Postal Service to show how big the problem is and where delivery problems appear to be happening the most.
FILE A COMPLAINT
You can also file a complaint with the U.S. Postal Service by calling 1-800-275-8777. Or go to USPS online. Choose the “Help” tab at the top of the page, then tap “Finding Missing Mail” in the drop down menu. This will take you to a page where you can complete a help request form or submit a missing mail search request. Either way, you’ll be alerting your local Post Office to the problem.