Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

NALC Rallies in DC for Protect Our Letter Carriers Act

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) gathered with other labor leaders, including AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, and union members across the labor movement in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to pass the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act.

The bipartisan legislation would provide resources to protect postal service workers and review sentencing guidelines for violence against them in the wake of a rise in robberies and injuries. According to an analysis of postal statistics, robberies grew sixfold over the past decade and the number of postal carriers held at gunpoint increased even more. These incidents are terrifying for letter carriers, in addition to being a threat to the security of important mail like election ballots, official documents and necessary prescriptions recipients rely on.

“There used to be [a] mindset among the public that those are federal employees,” said Brian Renfroe, president of NALC. “If you mess with them you’re going to be in big trouble. That’s what we have to make a reality again.” Read more here!