Post Office Workers Against "Change of Address"
Study results show the U.S. Postal Service would increase efficiency if they move Gainesville's mail processing operations to the Jacksonville and Tampa facilities; a change that will affect your service.
"We are losing a lot of money and the mail mix has changed, there's a lot less first class mail, because of that we're having to change our system to meet the demands we have in our mail system today," said Stephen Seewoester, U.S. Postal Service spokesperson.
Gainesville's mail processing facility may soon close, and move to Jacksonville and Tampa. It's part of the post office's plan to cut the number of facilities in half.
They say closing 300 such plants would save $3 billion a year.
"Where are they going to take us? are they going to move us to Jacksonville, are they going to move us to Tampa?" said Denise Peck, a USPS clerk.
If employees don't transfer, officials say, they can fill different shoes at another location.
Peck says she's not expecting openings at post offices around here, any time soon.
"These aren't minor changes to people's lives, people own their homes, they have their families here, they have their kids in their schools, this isn't just affecting us as employees, it's affecting your entire family," she said.
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