Detroit protest held over mail delivery struggles by postal service
DETROIT (FOX 2) – – The frustration with the United States Postal Service in Metro Detroit has reached a boiling point. A protest took place in front of one of the locations on Tuesday, during which residents demanded responses to late mail and some packages were never delivered.
A Detroit vocal group performed outside the post office on Joy Road near Memorial Avenue on the west side of the city.
Protesters gather outside the U.S. Post Office in Detroit, fed up with delivery delays
Congressman Rashida Tlaib stood with protesters calling for better delivery after slowing postal services affected everything from checks to medicines.
The organizer says she has also received complaints from people claiming they have not received any mail from the USPS in several months.
“I think we’ve been out of the pandemic long enough to do better than what we do,” said Patricia Daniel. “As I understand it, they said they had few postmen. If you have few postmen, then hire some people.”
“Don’t come out with an apology,” said Reba Neely. “Face them and have a solution. Face them and say, ‘As of this date, you have this mail in your box.’ I want that – a concrete solution. “
US Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) was also with the demonstrators.
“These aren’t just letters in the mail, for many of my residents it’s the checks they rely on,” said Tlaib. “For some of them, it’s their medication. Getting your medication in the mail is affordable, and it’s much cheaper. For many, this is (roughly) the way of life for them to be able to fend for themselves.” . “
Protesters gather outside a Detroit post office outraged by delivery delays.
The USPS says some Detroiters may receive money every other day, citing the added workload and the pandemic.