The U.S. Postal Service will close the Wallingford Processing Center in September, rather than in February 2014, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, and she is angry.
More than 360 employees will lose their jobs, DeLauro said.
“I am outraged at USPS’s decision to consolidate one the region’s newest mail processing centers ahead of schedule. Our postal workers do an extraordinary service for the community and they should be treated with the respect and gratitude they have earned. That includes taking every opportunity to solve USPS’ financial problems without destroying these good middle class jobs,” DeLauro said in a statement.
“USPS has unilaterally sped up with closing process, ignoring the many members of Congress who have tried to engage with them. This will cost millions of Americans across the country their jobs, including many veterans.”