Local Postal Processing Center May Stay Open

April 25, 2012

in News

WHITE RIVER JUNCTION — There may be hope for the White River Junction sorting plant; Senator Bernie Sanders Tuesday announced that the Postal Service has submitted a list of mail sorting plants bound to stay open and the processing center in White River Junction is on the list.
The center on Sykes avenue in White River, which is the largest mail processing center in the state, employs about 250 workers, some of who were protesting the planned closure last week outside the building. The struggling mail service has seen a decline in use in recent years and inclusion on the list means that Wednesday’s bipartisan talks in the Senate on the postal reform legislation will be key to its survival.
The Senator said in a statement, “This statement today by the Postal Service is a major step forward in our effort to keep the White River Junction plant open and maintain the 250 jobs there.”
Read more in this Thursday’s Vermont Standard.

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