Essential Workers: How Mail Carriers Are Navigating The Pandemic

All week, we’re putting the spotlight on essential workers who’ve been working on the ground to keep our cities running.

Having Mail Delivery Issues In The Chicago Area? You’re Not Alone.
A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, along her route in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The U.S. Postal Service says it faces "unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19.” Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo
Having Mail Delivery Issues In The Chicago Area? You’re Not Alone.
A U.S. postal worker delivers packages, boxes and letters Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, along her route in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. The U.S. Postal Service says it faces "unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19.” Charles Rex Arbogast / AP Photo

Essential Workers: How Mail Carriers Are Navigating The Pandemic

All week, we’re putting the spotlight on essential workers who’ve been working on the ground to keep our cities running.

Reset is spotlighting essential workers throughout the Chicago area as we enter year two of the coronavirus pandemic. In this interview, we hear from mail carriers who have had an especially tough year dealing with persistent mail delivery delays, winter storms and more.

GUESTS: Mack Julion, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 11

Marie, Chicago-based mail carrier