12/27/17 HOUSTON – Some United States Postal Service employees in the Houston area, saddled with 14-hour days and seven-day workweeks over the last month because of the holidays, have been underpaid thousands of dollars, Channel 2 Investigates has learned.
“Every week they say: ‘Next Friday, next Friday, next Friday,’,” one veteran letter carrier said.
He asked not to be named, because he feared retribution.
“The Postal Inspector said they are watching social media. You have no right to complain, you have no right to raise your voice, what happens in the post office stays in the post office,” the employee said.
The problem appears to be confined to rural route mail carriers in north Harris County, covering Tomball, parts of The Woodlands and many places in between.
“Every time we ask, they say, ‘We don’t know, there was a glitch in the system.”
But Channel 2 Investigates learned the glitch was actually traced to human error by a supervisor at the Post Office in Tomball at 122 N. Holderrieth Blvd.