FAYETTEVILLE (WTVD) —
Marching through a downpour, about 30 postal workers made their way from the Airborne Special Operations Museum to the Green Street Post Office Monday morning.
They didn’t mind the rain because 400 good paying, local jobs are at stake, they said.
"U.S. Mail is not for sale," the protesters chanted, their shoes splashing through puddles along Hay Street.
The group is protesting the pending closure of the Green Street facility, a major hub for mail in southeastern North Carolina that processed 709 million pieces of mail last fiscal year. The closing, slated for this spring, is a part of the latest phase of the Postal Reorganization Act, which consolidates facilities in a federal cost-cutting effort that began in 2006. Four hundred jobs would be lost from Fayetteville’s main post office, and union leaders said Monday to expect a major change in the way you get your mail.