On Thursday, the USPS held a public meeting in Ashland, Kentucky, where dozens of postal workers and community members attended to voice their concerns.
David Daniel is the President of the KYOWVA Area Local Postal Workers Union believes the move is a bad decision. Daniel says that it will have a negative impact on the Ashland area and the Charleston Postal Facility will not be able to handle the volume of mail. “Probably two and a half million dollars of jobs will be lost and 15 or 20 million dollars in lost revenue for the area,” Daniel says.
District Manager for Kentuckiana District Jim Kiser, says the postal service is facing an economic downturn like the rest of the country. Kiser says there is under-utilized equipment and automation that is operating at less than capacity. “We have the prudent business move to look at ways to consolidate and increase efficiency,” Kiser includes. He says that community input is important in the final decision and will they continue to keep customer service high. fullstoryWOWK-TV