Erie Publish strikes operations to Pittsburgh, certainly one of 18 services throughout the nation
Posted: 04/30/2021 / 02:37 PM EDT
Updated: April 30, 2021 / 2:37 p.m. EDT
The U.S. Postal Service this week announced plans to consolidate more than a dozen mail sorting facilities across the country, including the one in Erie.
USPS said mail processing operations will be moved from Erie P&DF to Pittsburgh P&DC.
USPS says it will complete the relocation of mail processing operations at 18 facilities by November 2021.
A USPS press release outlining the plan said the movement in mail processing was due to the decline in mail volume.
In a statement, the President of the American Postal Workers Union called the plan to consolidate a “misguided strategy” that will “further delay the mail”.
“We have made it clear to the postal management that further plant consolidations are a misguided strategy that not only disrupts the lives of postal workers, but also further delays the post,” said APWU President Mark Dimondstein. “The previous plant closings and consolidations have been a complete failure, and we will be pulling back facilities for institutions and communities for communities to save these processors. After a year of bold and indispensable work at the forefront of this pandemic, management action is a slap in the face of postal workers. “
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