USPS defers all activities in Louisiana until 2016

USPS defers all activities in Louisiana until 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WVUE) - The United States Postal Service has decided to defer plant consolidations in Louisiana that were scheduled to take place this summer.

In a letter sent to Postmaster General Megan Brennan earlier this month, Rep. Cedric Richmond expressed his disappointment in the United States Postal Service or 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. A move that would have eliminated hundreds of jobs and stagnated mail service in New Orleans.

"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."

FOX 8 has reached out to the United States Postal Service for comment.

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