CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller have asked the U.S. Postal Service to give fair treatment to West Virginia postal customers and employees as it moves ahead with closing dozens of mail processing centers nationwide.
Citing a congressional deadlock, the Postal Service announced Thursday it will now consolidate nearly 250 plants as originally planned, including 48 this summer. The remainder will be targeted over a longer time frame in 2013 and 2014.
Rockefeller says before the decision was made, the Postal Service should have first targeted big bonuses for postal executives.
Manchin and Rockefeller say they'll continue to fight to save postal jobs in West Virginia.