The members of the union gathered at the intersection of 29th Street and Wanamaker Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to voice their displeasure.
“Businesses and customers are going to have to travel now to Gage on Woodhull to do their mail and buy their stamps,” Penny Oliver, State Vice President of the American Postal Workers Union, said. “Elderly are having their prescriptions delayed in the mail, and it’s causing concern for the postal customers. It’s an inconvenience to them and we believe it’s a disservice.
13 NEWS contacted U.S. Postal Service officials in regard to the flyer. In response, USPS said that the closure is part of the Delivering for America plan which includes the creation of sorting and delivery centers. The first site was opened in Georgia in 2022.
As the project moves forward, USPS said customers will not see changes to local post office retail operations or PO Box service and that no post offices will close.