WBEZ | National Association of Letter Carriers’ Branch 11 http://www.wbez.org/tags/national-association-letter-carriers%E2%80%99-branch-11 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Chicago post offices facing potential closures and service cuts http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-21/chicago-post-offices-facing-potential-closures-and-service-cuts-92256 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-September/2011-09-21/Post Office.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The <a href="http://www.usps.com/" target="_blank">U.S. Postal Service</a> clearly faced a severe cash flow problem - what wasn’t so clear was how to solve it. In an effort to reduce costs, more than 3,000 post offices have been considered for closure nationwide, including 14 in and around Chicago. But <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wondered how the public felt about the potential plans. To find out, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> visited two of the post offices targeted for closure: the <a href="http://usps.whitepages.com/service/post_office/haymarket-postal-store-168-n-clinton-st-chicago-il-1366551" target="_blank">Haymarket </a>station at Clinton and Lake streets and the <a href="http://usps.whitepages.com/service/post_office/chinatown-postal-store-2345-s-wentworth-ave-ste-a-chicago-il-1357957" target="_blank">Chinatown</a> station.</p><p>Then, for more details from within the U.S. Postal Service, host Alison Cuddy was joined by Mark Reynolds, the Chicago District spokesperson for <a href="http://www.usps.com/" target="_blank">USPS</a>, and Mack Julion<strong>, </strong>president of the <a href="http://nalcbr11.org/" target="_blank">National Association of Letter Carriers’ Branch 11</a> in Chicago.</p><p><em>Music Button: Pablo Sanches feat. Colonel Red, "Release da Freak", from the CDX Nickodemus Presents: Turntables on the Hudson Vol. 8, (ESL)</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 13:25:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-09-21/chicago-post-offices-facing-potential-closures-and-service-cuts-92256