CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service says it will move its mail-processing operations in Cumberland to Johnstown, Pa.

The Postal Service announced the decision Thursday. The agency says it hasn’t set a date for the transition.

The American Postal Workers Union says the move will eliminate 30 jobs in Cumberland.

The Cumberland plant is among more than 260 mail-processing centers nationwide that the Postal Service says it plans to consolidate, starting in mid-May. The consolidations would also affect Maryland processing centers in Easton, Gaithersburg and Waldorf.

U.S. Sens. Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin oppose the move in Cumberland. The Maryland Democrats say moving the mail-processing operations 70 miles away will affect mail service and raise transportation costs.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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