Video: Lawmakers have postal workers backs in Wallingford, CT

Lawmakers have postal workers backs in Wallingford:

Hundreds of postal workers turned out Wednesday night to a meeting in Wallingford, over plans to shut down the postal processing center there.The postal workers attended in an attempt to save their jobs, and some of Connecticut’s federal lawmakers were right by their side.

Among other cuts the postal service wants to shut down processing centers in Wallingford and Stamford, and handle that mail in Hartford. Seven hundred people work at the center in Wallingford and nearly 300 of them would lose their jobs.

However, the postal workers have some powerful backing as three members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation turned the hearing into a pep rally of sorts promising to fight the cutback plan and save jobs.