Wed, Mar 21, 2012 10:22 AM
The management of the United States Postal Service has decided to
close our local processing facility in White River Junction along
with many other national facilities. Not only that, they want to
eliminate Saturday service, universal delivery, overnight mail,
close 3,700 post offices and eliminate workers.
The financial crisis in the postal service was caused by a law
passed by Congress in 2006 that required the USPS to pre-fund 75
years worth of pension and retiree health benefits in just 10
years. What other business or government agency bears such a
Congress can fix this crisis just as they created it, but it is up
to us to make sure they and the post master general hear our
voices. We can stop this assault on a vital public service
and on our neighbors, the postal employees.
Please let the managers know that we will not tolerate the closing
of our local processing plant and 15 other post offices in Vermont
on which we, our families, neighbors and local businesses depend
Liz Blum, Norwich, Vt.