Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The US Postal Service notified union members on Tuesday that the Duluth mail processing center could close as soon June or July, or as late as February of 2014.
Just under 100 workers will lose their jobs, according to Todd Fawcett, President of the local American Postal Workers Union:
The facility received a reprieve last May when the Postmaster General announced that the Duluth Mail Processing Center would no longer on the chopping block.
In addition to jobs lost with the closure, mail would be routed to the Twin Cities for processing.
Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) sent out this statement following the announcement for the potential closing of the USPS processing center in Duluth:
"I can only imagine what a hard day it has been for our postal employees in Duluth...While I am saddened by the news that our processing center may be closed, I have not given up the fight to protect it. I’m hoping that we can take up a Postal Reform bill here in the Senate as soon as possible, and that this go round, the House will pass the bill.”