REDDING - The Postmaster General is pushing forward with a plan that will shut down the mail processing center in Redding by January 15, 2015. This is part of a larger plan to shut down other plants all over the nation.
This action will slow down the service and will cost more because plan forces our mail to be processed further away. Redding will lose the first class overnight delivery in our area and this will adversely affect your efficient prompt service that has been provided for many years. This delay affects our small businesses, seniors and our community as a whole.
Postal workers, our union brothers and sisters, who live in this community will be sent away from our community and they will take their ggod hard earned money to spend in another area hurting our, revenue and taxes. As more good paying jobs leave our neighborhoods our children will be forced to move as well.
UPEC Local 792 and the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) are working locally and in Washington DC to fight this plan to close of the Redding facility. UPEC Business Manager Chris Darker is working with our brothers and sisters with the National Postal Mailhandlers Union and American Postal Workers Union. "This closure affects us all from Yuba County north to the Oregon boarder. It permanently removes good paying union jobs out of the northstate so I am asking each and every UPEC Local 792 member to sign the petition and actively get others to sign it as well", said Darker.
For more information go to www.npmhu.org and apwu.org.