Battle Over USPS Service Cuts Looms in September, with 15,000 Jobs at Risk, Consolidation of 82 Centers
The stage is being set this month for another round of argument and angst over the future of the U.S. Postal Service when Congress returns to work in September.
The latest squabble erupted after the USPS, which this summer reported a net loss of $2 billion in the second quarter of 2014, announced plans to cut 15,000 jobs and consolidate 82 mail-processing centers in 2015. The Postal Service has already consolidated 141 mail-processing facilities since 2012.
The USPS continues to drown in red ink, despite an increase in revenue in the quarter ending June 30. A big part of the losses stem