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Sanders and Senate Dems Warn Louis DeJoy: Don’t Mess With USPS Workers or Mail Delivery

March 14, 2024


U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday led a letter to Postmaster General Louis DeJoy about the potential impacts of mail processing facility reviews that are underway as part of the United States Postal Service leader’s controversial decadelong Delivering for America plan.

Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Angus King (I-Maine), and 19 Democrats explained that the process is underway at 59 locations across 35 states, and while the USPS claims “there will be no career layoffs or slowed service, we are concerned these facility reviews will functionally result in both.”

“In many instances, outgoing mail processing will move hundreds of miles to a regional facility, outside reasonable commuting distance and, in some cases, to another state entirely,” they noted. “In Vermont, mail processing at the Burlington and White River Junction facilities will likely transfer to a facility in Hartford, Connecticut, distances of around 230 and 145 miles, respectively.”

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