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Battle Over Easton Postal Facility Continues

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EASTON, Md.- Employees at the U.S. Postal Service's Easton Distribution and Processing Plant continue to fight to make sure their facility stays open.

Many employees are responding to a flyer, put out by the Postal Service that claims, "customer service and prompt mail deliver will not suffer" if the Easton facility closes and all mail is processed in Baltimore.

"Right now 30 percent of our trucks are coming back late from Baltimore. That's not going to improve, so with more mail going over the bridge that means 30% more is going to be late coming back," said Beverly Collins, vice president of the American Postal Workers Union Local #4321.

According to an Area Mail Processing study, the postal service is also considering cutting 54 of the 131 jobs at the Easton plant.

"The unions have not been notified us that we are dealing with a specific 54, so until we are notified, we are saying it's the whole facility," Collins said.

This comes as the Postal Service says it is trying to save money amid a decline in revenue.

A public meeting about the possible closure of the plant is still scheduled for Tuesday, June 15 at 6 p.m. at Easton High School.

 

 

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