Federal reps silent as mail delivery to diminish

With regard to the Postal Service, consolidating services might do the same thing.

Members of the local American Postal Workers Union have sounded the alarm, contending the federal plan to move operations to St. Louis would not only slow down local mail service but would also result in the loss of 37 local jobs.

Those are 37 Cape Girardeau area men and women with bills to pay and families to support, not to mention the slow-down of service to folks in this region who depend on the U.S. Postal Service to ferry important correspondence and medical prescriptions in a speedy manner.

We reached out to our federal lawmakers to see where they stand on sending Cape Girardeau’s mail service to St. Louis, but neither of the state’s U.S. senators responded.

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Only 37 employees at the facility? A facility that small should be closed and consolidated with a larger area processing facility.