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.READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
The American Postal Workers Union says the move will eliminate 30 jobs in Cumberland.READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
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.MORE NEWS: Maryland Foundation Earns Guinness World Record In Order To Bring Awareness About Suicide Prevention
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