Mail carrier Zack Wyscarver delivers mail in freezing temperatures in Omaha, Neb., Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Unprecedented cuts by the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service will slow first-class delivery next spring and, for the first time in 40 years, eliminate the chance for stamped letters to arrive the next day. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Unions are pushing for bus drivers, mail carriers, and other personnel to be classified as “first responders” during the coronavirus pandemic. Professions like these are currently considered “essential.” The unions representing them say they should qualify for personal protective equipment while doing their jobs.