Last year’s holiday season was not exactly a merry one for the U.S. Postal Service. In the lead-up to Christmas, overwhelmed postal workers had to leave gifts sitting in sorting facilities for weeks. They delivered just 38 percent of greeting cards and other nonlocal first-class mail on time.

What should we expect this year?

Scott Klinger is Senior Equitable Development Specialist at Jobs With Justice. This op-ed was distributed by OtherWords.org.

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