Asheville protesters don’t want Postal Service, post offices cut

Here’s an excerpt from the Asheville Citizen-Times article:

ASHEVILLE — A mixture of protesters, postal workers and politicians — both living and dead — gathered Monday afternoon at Pack Square Park with a clear message: Save post offices and postal jobs. …

The Postal Service is forecast to lose a record $14.1 billion this year. Managers last year put forward a plan to close 3,700 post offices and 252 mail processing centers, including one in Asheville. The Postal Service has since delayed that plan until May. …

The proposed Postal Service cuts could mean the loss of more than 100,000 postal jobs nationally, including 180 at the Brevard Road processing facility, which employs about 200 people.


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