Area post office workers will hold a rally Thursday in downtown
The rally, organized by the American Postal Workers Union, starts at 4:30 p.m. at 10 N. Post.
It’s meant to call attention to pending cuts and future job losses that the union says are avoidable.
Needing to vastly shrink its budget, the U.S. Postal Service has laid out plans to close more than 220 processing centers and thousands of post office nationwide.
Jack Talcott, a
The postmaster general has said the final decision on cuts and closures would be made on May 15. Talcott said Congress can still intervene and adopt other budget cuts that would avoid most of the closures and preserve existing mail service.
The rally’s goal, Talcott added, is “to educate people so they know what may happen to mail service.”
He said the likely scenario if the three
“It would definitely change what is now a one-day delivery schedule for area mail,” Talcott said.
If Congress makes no changes in the proposed cuts and closures, the postmaster general’s office would start implementing closures and some layoffs in late May.