The U.S. Postal Service holds a public meeting in Roanoke tonight on a proposal to move mail processing operations from Roanoke to Greensboro, North Carolina. You are invited to present your thoughts at tonight’s meeting which begins at 7:00 pm at William Fleming High School. WFIR’s Evan Jones has the story.
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The Postal Service it comes down to numbers: a lot less mail, the same number of people and facilities handling it, and multi-billion dollar deficits as a result. The American Postal Workers Union says customers will suffer, but the Postal Service says few customers would notice any difference if Roanoke’s mail was trucked to Greensboro and back each night.
The local proposal is part of a national plan to save $3 billion, but the union and Postal Service disagree on whether this would really save as much money as claimed.