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USPS defers plant consolidations in Louisiana, saves hundreds of jobs

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has decided to defer plant consolidations in Louisiana that were scheduled to take place this summer. The consolidations would have eliminated hundreds of jobs.

In a letter sent to Postmaster General Megan Brennan earlier this month, Rep. Richmond (LA-02) expressed his disappointment in the United States Postal Service (USPS) for their failure to provide clear and coherent data justifying the decision to consolidate processing activities at the New Orleans Processing and Distribution Center to the Baton Rouge facility. 

"I am pleased with USPS's decision to defer consolidations in Louisiana," said Rep. Richmond. "Consolidating the New Orleans Processing Center hurts small business, delays service to households, and would put hundreds of hard working people out of work. At no point did USPS provide any credible justification for making this move and their decision to defer proves that to be the case."

"I will continue to hold USPS accountable until we find a permanent solution that both protects jobs and provides the most efficient service to households and businesses throughout the 2nd District."

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