Lufkin union official says U.S. Postal Service’s plans will cost jobs
Lufkin, TX — An announcement made on May 9 by U.S. Postal Service Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe stating that rural post offices would remain open, but with reduced hours, is not binding and will not solve the postal service’s financial crisis, a local American Postal Workers Union official says.
According to an earlier Lufkin News story, the postal service indicated that the Apple Springs, Etoile, Pollok and Wells post offices would begin operating for six hours a day, instead of eight, while the Kennard, Ratcliff and Camden post offices will begin operating for four hours a day when the postal service’s new plan goes into effect over the next two years.