Daily Talker: Postal Carrier Panic Button

CBS Boston

The Postal Service is taking action to protect its carriers.  But it won’t come cheap.

The USPS says it will equip all 230,000 carriers with a soon-to-be-activated “panic button” on new mobile devices.  GPS will transmit carriers’ location to their supervisors every minute.

There were more than 400 assaults on postal workers nationwide in 2014, up 9% in the past five years. That same year, dogs attacked carriers more than 5,700 times.

The Postal Service is spending $200 million on this— a lot of money for an organization that lost $5 billion last year and wants to cut Saturday delivery.

What do you think of the USPS spending $200 million on a ‘panic button’ for its carriers?

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