Connecticut postal workers fight for jobs

WALLINGFORD — To a chorus of postal service workers who chanted “the U.S. Postal Service is not for sale,” U.S. Sens. Christopher S. Murphy and Richard Blumenthal pledged Wednesday to fight cost-saving plans to close distribution facilities, including the one here and in Stamford.

The threatened closures by Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe target 82 facilities nationwide and eliminate 15,000 jobs. It would put a dent in the adage of timely delivery for which the government service, launched by Benjamin Franklin, has long been known.

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  • pammy

    The only way we’re going to save postal jobs and the postal service will be to start voting republicans out of office come November!!

  • Uncle Ben

    As some folks know–USPS is giving millions and millions of dollars to big mailers like Pitney Bowes, R Donnely, DHL, etc under guises like Value Added Refunds, free transportation, and special discounts. Consolidations and job cuts for postal employees and huge discounts for private mailers.
    The war on middle class jobs ( that provide a secure environment for future generations) has been fought at home while soldiers are sent to fight abroad and return to not jobs but trying to get disability pay.
    Too bad not enough people realize that economic patriotism is important as political posturing.