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John Hegarty, national president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, talks about the Postal Service's early retirement offer.
The nearly bankrupt U.S. Postal Service is moving ahead with plans to close and consolidate 229 mail-processing facilities. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe (pictured) said the postal service can no longer wait for Congress to decide how to cut postal costs, and the processing network had simply become too big and too costly. The consolidations are expected to reduce the USPS workforce size by 28,000 employees.
Postal Service and the NALC and NPMHU extend talks through Jan. 20.
The U.S. Postal Service and the two major Postal unions have agreed to extend the deadline for negotiating a new labor contract until Dec. 16. It is now the second extension agreed to by USPS and the two unions — the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union. The initial deadline for labor negotiations was Nov. 20, which was then extended until midnight Wednesday.
Listen 8/28 -- Hosts Diana Veilleux & Jannika Cannon will be joined by Bob Levi from the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) and Roger Blacklow from the National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) to discuss the challenges facing the US Postal Service.