PORTLAND – A group of local U.S. Postal Service workers protested proposed cuts Monday, saying the they would adversely affect veterans.
The group demonstrated in Pioneer Courthouse Square. The USPS is closing 260 mail processing centers around the nation, part of a billion-dollar cost-cutting effort that will slow delivery of first-class mail.
The consolidations are expected to result in a loss of roughly 35,000 jobs, which the post office hopes to achieve mainly through attrition.