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USPS puts nearly all remaining consolidations and closings on hold

May 22, 2015- The USPS announced significant changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation initiative. With the exception of the Houston P&DC and Queens P&DC, the USPS has suspended all remaining closures and consolidations to a date to be determined. The National Office of the NPMHU has requested a meeting to discuss the implications of this decision. Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

Access the updated closure/consolidation list.

Access the USPS RIBBS Network Rationalization website.

Source: NEARLY ALL REMAINING CLOSURES AND CONSOLIDATIONS PUT ON HOLD – National Postal Mail Handlers Union

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Video: Kansas City postal workers rally to keep post offices open

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Postal workers nationwide and in Kansas City are fighting to keep your local post office open.

The United States Postal Service plans to reduce hours and close branches nationwide. No branches in Kansas City are currently set to close, but with 82 processing centers set to close around the country, including one in Springfield, Mo., mail service will be slowed.

If you’re hoping to mail a letter or bill, it probably won’t get there overnight. Instead, it may take two to three days to arrive.

Postal Service employees are infuriated because they don’t want to work fewer hours or see offices close. On Thursday they’ll rally to keep things as they are. Read More

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Senators from rural states meet with PMG on plant closings, service cuts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Building on her efforts to improve mail delivery and service in rural communities in North Dakota and across the country, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp brought together the first bipartisan meeting of solely Senators from rural states to speak with the U.S. Postmaster General about the impact that mail processing facility closures and service standard reductions have had on families and communities throughout rural America.

Heitkamp, a member of the Senate Committee which oversees the U.S. Postal Service, brought together U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Gary Peters (D-MI), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Jerry Moran (R-KS) to raise awareness about declining postal standards and the effects of closing mail processing facilities in rural communities across their states with U.S. Postmaster General Megan Brennan. Read More

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Oregon’s Congressional delegation asks to meet with PMG on plant consolidations

The members of Oregon’s Congressional delegation have written to Postmaster General Megan Brennan requesting a meeting to discuss the Postal Service’s plan to consolidate mail processing facilities and the future of delivery standards. The letter is signed by Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley and Representatives Peter Defazio, Kurt Schrader, Greg Walden, Suzanne Bonamici, and Earl Blumenauer.

Source: Oregon’s Congressional delegation asks to meet with PMG on plant consolidations | Save the Post Office

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USPS Announces Additional Changes to the Phase II-2015 Plant Consolidation List

From the Mail Handlers Union:

As it does on most Friday afternoons, the USPS announced its most recent changes to the Phase II-2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list, in a posting dated April 24, 2015.  This is the fourth consecutive week that the Postal Service has made modifications to the Network Rationalization Consolidation list.  These most recent modifications affect Akron P&DC, Asheville P&DF, Central Mass P&DC, Kalamazoo P&DC, Lancaster P&DF, Queens P&DC, South Bend P&DC and Wausau P&DF. This public list is disseminated by way of the USPS RIBBS website and is the most current information available, but of course is subject to further change.  The National Office of the NPMHU is seeking clarification from the Postal Service on this new list to establish exactly what this means for the “move dates” for employees in impacted plants.  Additional information will be disseminated as it becomes available.

 

Access the USPS RIBBS Network Rationalization website.

Access a copy of the April 24, 2015 USPS Network Rationalization Consolidation list.