U.S. Postal Service in Chicago avoiding layoffs amid closings

December 6, 2011

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Despite a number of closings, the USPS Chicago does not expect any layoffs.

WBEZ's Odette Yousef heard from local residents worried about losing their local post office. Now, we turn to the letter carriers. Officials at the Chicago Post Office said they were not planning to lay off postal workers; instead, they will be reassigned. Eight Forty-Eight caught up with Chicago mail carrier Barbara Gannon Monday to hear her reaction to the service cuts. On Tuesday, Chicago District spokesman for the U.S. Postal Service, Mark Reynolds, joined Eight Forty-Eight to discus how the expected closings will affect customers and carriers alike.

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