By Sarah Hollenbeck – May 14, 2015
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Postal workers nationwide and in Kansas City are fighting to keep your local post office open.
The United States Postal Service plans to reduce hours and close branches nationwide. No branches in Kansas City are currently set to close, but with 82 processing centers set to close around the country, including one in Springfield, Mo., mail service will be slowed.
If you’re hoping to mail a letter or bill, it probably won’t get there overnight. Instead, it may take two to three days to arrive.
Sharon Al-Uqdah of the American Postal Workers Union explained, “We are trying to maintain that service is provided to the American public, and when that service is gone, then it becomes an industry of money making.”