Postal Service to remove five mail sorting machines at Wisconsin plant; union employees fear job loss

ROTHSCHILD – Postal union officials fear that once the last mail sorting machines are removed from the Rothschild processing plant, many at the plant will lose their jobs.

American Postal Workers Union Local 4532 President Mike Tomczyk said that five machines will be removed in November, leaving the plant with one parcel sorting machine. The plant’s five letter sorting machines sequence processed mail — think of this as refined sequencing that organizes letters by street and street number for delivery.

The removal of those five (delivery bar code sorter) machines will could lead to the loss of jobs for maintenance workers, technicians, clerks and more, Tomczyk said. The union contract will expire in September, just ahead of the projected Nov. 6 removal date, leaving many employees wondering about their jobs.


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