RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Saturday morning United States Postal Workers were protesting along Brook Road, demanding an early start to their workday. 

With signs in hand, employees were speaking out about their safety and the safety of their customers.

Employees tell 8News, right now they begin their day at 9 a.m., forcing them to deliver mail after the sun sets. 

“And the carriers are going to be out there in the dark,” said USPS employee Robin Richardson.  “And we’re looking, we’re basically out here demonstrating for the safety and the customers. The customers don’t want to get their mail this late and we don’t want to be out there this late.” 

Gretchen Ross reports for 8News

Richardson urges the public to reach out to local and federal officials to change the time of employees.