Longer Hours, Less Sleep for Contractors Hauling Mail for the U.S. Postal Service Will Lead to More Accidents
American Postal Workers Union Calls for Public Hearing On Subcontractors’ Request for Exemption from Safety Rule
10/01/2015 - WASHINGTON – Private contractors that transport mail for the U.S. Postal Service are seeking an exemption from a federal safety rule – an exemption that would increase driving time, reduce rest, and jeopardize motorists and pedestrians, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) said today. The APWU is calling for a public hearing on the proposed waiver, which the union says will jeopardize public safety.