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U.S. Postal Service Consolidation Plans

The U.S. Postal Service has been making plans to consolidate some of its facilities to save money.

Postal Service Truck

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The U.S. Postal Service is considering a variety of measures to decrease costs since its demand for mail services has dropped drastically with the rise of the Internet and email.

The U.S. Postal Service has been making plans to consolidate some of its mail processing facilities as well as change its current overnight first class delivery to a 2 to 3 day service. The consolidations could affect mail processing centers in Bloomington, Columbus, Kokomo and Terre Haute. While the decision on consolidation has not yet been made, some residents are worried about a decrease in mail service quality and many postal workers fear losing their jobs.

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Guests:

Victor Dubina- Great Lakes Area Communications Manager for the U.S. Postal Service

Tim Fuller- American Postal Workers Union President in Bloomington

Lisa Bingham- Professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. She has done extensive research on conflict resolution in the Postal Service.

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