U.S. Postal Service Will Delay Closings

By: Patrick Nelson Email
By: Patrick Nelson Email

Hundreds of springs postal workers are breathing a temporary sigh of relief this morning. Now knowing their jobs will be safe until at least next summer.

The decision comes after a series of talks between the postal service and lawmakers.

Leaders in Washington D.C. are pleased by this decision because the move to delay closures gives congress time to work on a plan to save the financially troubled postal service.

Today the over 300 postal workers in the springs will have their jobs spared for at least another 5 months. In Washington a group of senators, including Vermont's Bernie Sanders, praised the agreement.

"I am very pleased that the Postal Service has announced today that it will be imposing a moratorium on closing or consolidating post offices and mail processing facilities until May 15th. This moratorium will give Congress the time it needs to enact comprehensive postal reform to protect universal service while ensuring the postal service will succeed in the 21st century," Sanders said.

The talks haven't come without a cost though. Lawmakers in the house and senate are working on different bills to reform the postal service, which has racked up more than $5 billion in debt this year alone.

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