Letter Carrier Murder Raises Concerns

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Letter Carrier Murder Raises Concerns(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

The murder of letter carrier Tyson Jerome Barnette in a Landover neighborhood after dark last Saturday night is raising staffing concerns for a local letter carrier union leader. “The primary reason for letter carriers being out late delivering mail…is a lack of manpower and late starting times,” said National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Capitol Branch 142 President Robert Williams. “The nation’s letter carriers deliver the mail in every community throughout the country,” added NALC president Fredric Rolando. “This tragic incident highlights the need in all operational decisions about how and when mail is delivered to give priority consideration to the safety of these dedicated public servants.” Anyone with information about the murder is asked to call the Prince George’s County Police Department’s Homicide Unit at 301-772-4925. 


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