The postal workers' union created an emergency committee, Tuesday, to deal with lifesaving material and other urgent mail for which they will make exceptions during the current strike. The medical shipments include drugs and passports to allow patients to travel for medical needs. Also covered is the delivery of high-school matriculation exams on Thursday.
The workers' committee said every request will be judged on its merits, taking into account the union's accountability to the public and the goal of minimizing damage from the strike. Union leaders called on management to wake up and return to the bargaining table immediately.