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The Postal Service Makes Drastic Cuts

The closure of almost half of the country's mail processing centers, as well as almost 4,000 local post offices, means that it may take longer to send and receive your mail.

Starting in the spring, it may take a little while longer to get your mail.

Facing bankruptcy, the U.S. Postal Service plans to make an estimated $3 billion in cuts, including the elimination of next-day delivery on first class mail, according to the Associated Press. When the changes take effect, first class delivery will take two to three days.

With the new cuts, the USPS would close about 250 of the nearly 500 mail processing centers across the country, in addition to 3,700 local post offices. About 100,000 total postal employees left jobless, saving the agency $6.5 billion, according to the report.

The is among those offices slated to close. The , is in do danger, according to the USPS.

The Postal Service, as an independent agency of government, does not receive any tax money.

Ae December 05, 2011 at 06:50 PM
I use this [bed stuy] post office to buy stamps and return packages, primarily. With them not accepting over- sized packages, it being understaffed with lines consistently long, lacking the convenience [stamp dispensers, etc.] of other locations, and the fact that i have to walk to the Atlantic Avenue station to PICK UP missed packages anyway, I am neither shocked nor hurt by this closing. It's awful that so many people will be losing their jobs but if any post- office were to close, certainly, it would have been this one.
kurtis L. Miller December 06, 2011 at 11:42 AM
I can only wonder if the corporate big wigs will or have considered not taking pay raises for their remainder of their careers? I work for a non profit organization and they too made cut backs but the higher up employees in the corporate office did not take a pay cut their wages and lives remained un-affected.

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