Brown joins forces to save USPS processing center in Youngstown

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBN) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, is working with 49 other lawmakers to save the Youngstown Processing and Distribution Center.

The group sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, urging them to prevent the planned closing and consolidation of several USPS mail processing facilities across the country. To cut costs, USPS plans to close 82 mail processing facilities in 2015, including the Youngstown center, eliminating up to 15,000 jobs and slowing down service delivery.

“Closing Youngstown’s mail processing facility will deprive the community of hundreds of good-paying jobs, making it difficult for families to make ends meet,” Brown said. “Immediate action needs to be taken so workers can keep their jobs and continue providing reliable service for the city.”

To read the letter sent to Appropriations and Subcommittee, click here.

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