FLORENCE, S.C. – People of different walks of life, bonded by one issue gathered in front of post office in Florence Saturday morning to protest the departure of the postal service’s processing facility.
"It’s a variety of trying to help save jobs and service, good service and social responsibility. It’s all in the same category,” said Jahad Allen, who was there with his mother from Columbia.
As the United States Postal Service moves towards relocating its processing operations from its Florence location, down I-20 to Columbia, many look to stand in the way of that.
"Having to move to Columbia and work and try to commute back to Florence would just not be reasonable…that’s just too far,” mentioned Nate Walker, State President for the American Postal Workers Union.