February 7, 2024
KINGSFORD, Mich. (WZMQ) – A scheduled public meeting, set for this Thursday to address recent alterations affecting mail services in the Upper Peninsula, is still set to take place. New changes could include a potential closure of the distribution center in Kingsford, with a transfer of operations to Green Bay, Wisconsin. In the aftermath of USPS Collection Optimization Plan tweaks, considerable criticism of the plan comes from the local American Postal Workers 1189 President, who urges the public to voice their opinions and concerns at the upcoming public meeting.
On January 8th, the USPS Collection Optimization Plan eliminated nighttime pick-up runs, leading to significant delays in mail delivery across the 498-499 areas. Michelle Yuhasey, President of Skiff 498-499 for the American Postal Worker Union 1189, voices sharp criticism regarding the lack of public notification surrounding these modifications, emphasizing their detrimental impact on local residents and businesses.
“The decisions were made and implemented without notification to the Union at the local level,” Yuhasey informed, highlighting the unilateral nature of the changes.
Read more: USPS changes meet criticism from American Postal Workers Union 1189 President, Representative Bergman reacts
First Name: John
Last Name: Greathouse
Union/Local: APWU – 498-499 Iron Mountain, MI