Rep. Richmond Introduces Bill to Delay Closure of Mail Processing Facilities

September 11, 2014
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) introduced the Postal Jobs Protection Act, a bill that would prevent the United States Postal Service (USPS) from closing or consolidating any currently-operating mail processing facilities until the end of 2015. This bill would prevent the closure of 82 mail processing facilities, including the New Orleans Processing and Distribution Center, scheduled to cease operations in January 2015.

“The Postal Service’s plan to close mail processing facilities would be devastating to our economy and our communities,” said Rep. Richmond.  “Next year as many as 15,000 Americans could lose their jobs at mail processing centers across the country.  As Congress and the USPS consider options for comprehensive postal reform, the USPS should not take steps that will destroy jobs, damage our economy and slow mail delivery nationwide.”

The bill is endorsed by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Postal Workers Union.

###, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) introduced the Postal Jobs Protection Act, a bill that would prevent the United States Postal Service (USPS) from closing or consolidating any currently-operating mail processing facilities until the end of 2015.