Beginning Sunday, overnight single piece first class mail delivery will end. Henceforth, delivery will take two to three days.
Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced in a statement earlier in the year that once first-class service is terminated, he will then begin closure of half the mail sorting plants in the country and cut hours from 25 to 75 percent in half the nation’s post offices. No less than 40,000 jobs will be eliminated.
While it could now take a bit longer for people to get their mailboxes stuffed, it may have been worse if USPS had come to pass.
The facility, which employs more than 1,000 people, was originally set to be shuttered by May, a move that would have put roughly 700 members out of work. A small number of staffers would then have been transferred to the post office's sorting center in Brooklyn.
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