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?