Postal Service proposed cuts could slow mail


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Updated: 9/16/2011 9:20 am Published: 9/15/2011 10:51 pm


Snail mail might be getting even slower.  The Postal Service, is in a budget crisis, and says it will be forced to make more cuts.  That means- 35,000 employees nationwide, including Tulsa jobs will be gone and customers could be seeing their mail days later than expected.  

"I just got my medication today, it comes in an envelope," says Frank Agostini.  Agostini's life depends on what arrives in his mailbox. 

'If I make a mistake, we have wiggle room right now, if they take the wiggle room away, I could be in trouble," says Agostini.   

The Postal Service might have to shut down more than 250 processing plants including the one in east Tulsa and no processing plant means mail arrives two or three days later. 

"It will affect every single solitary vet who goes to the military hospital," says Agostini.   

Frank is a Navy veteran. He's obligated through the VA to order his medication through the mail and he needs it on time.

"It's all mail order, we have to pick up the phone, on the bottle you give them your social security number, you give them the code number on the bottle and it's automatic and usually it takes eight to ten days to ship.

If he orders too late... he's in trouble.

"My wife will yell at me if I don't take my mediations because it's important the do tor says you can't skip a day you have to take them everyday like your prescribed." Frank says. He's also worried about fellow vets because they rely on mail order prescriptions, even more than he does.  

“I am talking about life and death for them, if they don't get their stuff on a regular basis they could die,” says Agostini.  “Seems kind of stupid to me.” 

Postal Service workers are looking to congress for some changes to help cut expenses more.    

The postmaster says the Postal Service is not going out if business it's just trying to put its finances in order.  

Here's the list of possible USPS closures: 

POST OFFICE

CITY

STATE

Anniston AL CSMPC

Anniston

AL

Dothan AL CSMPC

Dothan

AL

Huntsville AL P&DF

Huntsville

AL

Mobile AL Annex

Mobile

AL

Tuscaloosa AL CSMPC

Tuscaloosa

AL

Fayetteville AR P&DF

Fayetteville

AR

Harrison AR CSMPC

Harrison

AR

Hot Springs Ntl Pk AR CSMPC

Hot Springs National Park

AR

Jonesboro AR CSMPC

Jonesboro

AR

Little Rock Lindsey Road AR Annex

Little Rock

AR

East Valley AZ  DDC

Gilbert

AZ

North Valley AZ  DDC

Phoenix

AZ

Tucson AZ P&DC

Tucson

AZ

Bakersfield CA P&DC

Bakersfield

CA

Eureka CA CSMPC

Eureka

CA

Herb Peck CA Annex

Los Angeles

CA

Industry CA P&DC

City Of Industry

CA

Long Beach CA P&DC

Long Beach

CA

Midway CA P&DF

San Diego

CA

Modesto CA CSMPC

Modesto

CA

North Bay CA DDC

Petaluma

CA

North Bay CA P&DC

Petaluma

CA

North Peninsula CA DDC

Burlingame

CA

Pasadena CA P&DC

Pasadena

CA

Redding CA CSMPC

Redding

CA

San Bernardino CA P&DC

San Bernardino

CA

Stockton CA P&DC

Stockton

CA

Van Nuys CA FSS Annex

Van Nuys

CA

Alamosa CO CSMPC

Alamosa

CO

Colorado Springs CO P&DC

Colorado Springs

CO

Durango CO CSMPC

Durango

CO

Salida CO CSMPC

Salida

CO

Southern Connecticut CT P&DC

Wallingford

CT

Stamford CT P&DC

Stamford

CT

Wilmington DE P&DF

New Castle

DE

Ft Lauderdale FL P&DC

Fort Lauderdale

FL

Ft Myers FL P&DC

Fort Myers

FL

Gainesville FL P&DF

Gainesville

FL

Lakeland FL P&DC

Lakeland

FL

Manasota FL P&DC

Sarasota

FL

Orlando FL P&DC

Orlando

FL

Panama City FL P&DF

Panama City

FL

South Florida FL P&DC

Pembroke Pines

FL

St Petersburg FL P&DC

Saint Petersburg

FL

Acworth GA CSMPC

Acworth

GA

Albany GA CSMPC

Albany

GA

Athens GA P&DF

Athens

GA

Augusta GA P&DF

Augusta

GA

Cartersville GA CSMPC

Cartersville

GA

Columbus GA CSMPC

Columbus

GA

Douglasville GA CSMPC

Douglasville

GA

Marietta GA  DDC

Marietta

GA

Savanna PO CSMPC

Savannah

GA

Savannah GA P&DF

Savannah

GA

Swainsboro GA CSMPC

Swainsboro

GA

Valdosta GA CSMPC

Valdosta

GA

Waycross GA CSMPC

Waycross

GA

Carroll IA CSMPC

Carroll

IA

Cedar Rapids IA P&DF

Cedar Rapids

IA

Creston IA CSMPC

Creston

IA

Waterloo IA P&DF

Waterloo

IA

Pocatello ID CSMPC

Pocatello

ID

Bloomington IL P&DF

Bloomington

IL

Carbondale IL CSMPC

Carbondale

IL

Centralia IL CSMPC

Centralia

IL

Effingham IL CSMPC

Effingham

IL

Fox Valley IL P&DC

Fox Valley

IL

Irving Park IL P&DC

Chicago

IL

Quincy IL P&DF

Quincy

IL

Rockford IL P&DC

Rockford

IL

Springfield IL P&DC

Springfield

IL

Bloomington IN P&DF

Bloomington

IN

Columbus IN CSMPC

Columbus

IN

Gary IN P&DC

Gary

IN

Kokomo IN P&DF

Kokomo

IN

Lafayette IN P&DF

Lafayette

IN

Muncie IN P&DF

Muncie

IN

South Bend IN P&DC

South Bend

IN

Terre Haute IN P&DF

Terre Haute

IN

Colby KS CSMPC

Colby

KS

Dodge City KS CSMPC

Dodge City

KS

Hays KS CSMPC

Hays

KS

Hutchinson KS CSMPC

Hutchinson

KS

Liberal KS CSMPC

Liberal

KS

Salina KS CSMPC

Salina

KS

Topeka KS P&DF

Topeka

KS

Bowling Green KY P&DF

Bowling Green

KY

Campton KY CSMPC

Campton

KY

Elizabethtown KY CSMPC

Elizabethtown

KY

Hazard KY CSMPC

Hazard

KY

Lexington KY P&DC

Lexington

KY

London KY P&DF

London

KY

Louisville KY Annex

Louisville

KY

Paducah KY P&DF

Paducah

KY

Somerset KY CSMPC

Somerset

KY

Lafayette LA P&DF

Lafayette

LA

New Orleans LA P&DC

New Orleans

LA

Boston MA P&DC

Boston

MA

Brockton MA P&DC

Brockton

MA

Central Mass MA P&DC

Shrewsbury

MA

Lowell MA  DDC

Lowell

MA

Middlesex Essex MA P&DC

North Reading

MA

Northwest Boston MA P&DF

Waltham

MA

Wareham MA CSMPC

Wareham

MA

Cumberland MD CSMPC

Cumberland

MD

Eastern Shore MD P&DF

Easton

MD

Suburban MD Annex

Gaithersburg

MD

Waldorf MD CSMPC

Waldorf

MD

Eastern Maine ME P&DF

Hampden

ME

Detroit MI P&DC

Detroit

MI

Iron Mountain MI P&DF

Iron Mountain

MI

Jackson MI CSMPC

Jackson

MI

Kalamazoo MI P&DC

Kalamazoo

MI

Lansing MI P&DC

Lansing

MI

Saginaw MI P&DC

Saginaw

MI

Wheeler Street MI Annex

Saginaw

MI

Bemidji MN CSMPC

Bemidji

MN

Duluth MN P&DF

Duluth

MN

Rochester MN P&DF

Rochester

MN

St Cloud MN P&DF

Waite Park

MN

Cape Girardeau MO P&DF

Cape Girardeau

MO

Springfield MO P&DF

Springfield

MO

Grenada MS CSMPC

Grenada

MS

Gulfport MS P&DF

Gulfport

MS

Hattiesburg MS CSMPC

Hattiesburg

MS

Tupelo MS CSMPC

Tupelo

MS

Helena MT CSMPC

Helena

MT

Kalispell MT CSMPC

Kalispell

MT

Missoula MT CSMPC

Missoula

MT

Wolf Point MT CSMPC

Wolf Point

MT

Asheville NC P&DF

Asheville

NC

Fayetteville NC Annex

Fayetteville

NC

Fayetteville NC P&DC

Fayetteville

NC

Kinston NC Annex

Kinston

NC

Kinston NC P&DF

Kinston

NC

Rocky Mount NC P&DF

Rocky Mount

NC

Devils Lake ND CSMPC

Devils Lake

ND

Grand Forks ND CSMPC

Grand Forks

ND

Minot ND CSMPC

Minot

ND

Alliance NE CSMPC

Alliance

NE

Grand Island NE P&DF

Grand Island

NE

Norfolk NE P&DF

Norfolk

NE

North Platte NE CSMPC

North Platte

NE

Omaha NE Mail Consolidation Center Annex

Omaha

NE

Manchester NH P&DC

Manchester

NH

Nashua NH L&DC

Nashua

NH

Jersey Shore  DDC

Pleasantville

NJ

Kilmer NJ P&DC

Edison

NJ

Monmouth NJ P&DC

Eatontown

NJ

New Jersey NJ L&DC

Kearny

NJ

Northern NJ Metro P&DC

Teterboro

NJ

South Jersey NJ P&DC

Bellmawr

NJ

Alamogordo NM CSMPC

Alamogordo

NM

Albuquerque NM ASF Annex

Albuquerque

NM

Clovis NM CSMPC

Clovis

NM

Farmington NM CSMPC

Farmington

NM

Roswell NM CSMPC

Roswell

NM

Socorro NM CSMPC

Socorro

NM

Truth Or Cons NM CSMPC

Truth Or Consequences

NM

Tucumcari NM CSMPC

Tucumcari

NM

Elko NV CSMPC

Elko

NV

Reno NV P&DC

Reno

NV

Amsterdam NY CSMPC

Amsterdam

NY

Binghamton NY CSMPC

Binghamton

NY

Binghamton NY STC

Binghamton

NY

Brooklyn NY P&DC

Brooklyn

NY

Buffalo NY P&DC

Buffalo

NY

Glens Falls NY CSMPC

Glens Falls

NY

Mid Hudson NY P&DC

Newburgh

NY

Mid-Island NY Annex

Melville

NY

Monsey NY  DDC

Monsey

NY

New York NY L&DC

Bethpage

NY

Plattsburgh NY CSMPC

Plattsburgh

NY

Queens NY P&DC

Flushing

NY

Western Nassau NY P&DC

Garden City

NY

Akron OH P&DC

Akron

OH

Athens OH CSMPC

Athens

OH

Canton OH P&DF

Canton

OH

Chillicothe OH CSMPC

Chillicothe

OH

Cincinnati OH P&DC

Cincinnati

OH

Dayton OH P&DF

Dayton

OH

Ironton OH CSMPC

Ironton

OH

Steubenville OH CSMPC

Steubenville

OH

Toledo OH P&DF

Toledo

OH

Youngstown OH P&DF

Youngstown

OH

Mcalester OK CSMPC

Mcalester

OK

Poteau OK CSMPC

Poteau

OK

Tulsa OK P&DC

Tulsa

OK

Woodward OK CSMPC

Woodward

OK

Bend OR CSMPC

Bend

OR

Eugene OR P&DF

Springfield

OR

Mount Hood OR  DDC

Mount Hood Parkdale

OR

Pendleton OR CSMPC

Pendleton

OR

Salem OR P&DF

Salem

OR

Sunset OR  DDC

Hillsboro

OR

Altoona PA P&DF

Duncansville

PA

Erie PA P&DF

Erie

PA

Greensburg PA  DDC

Greensburg

PA

Horsham PA  DDC

Horsham

PA

Lancaster PA P&DC

Lancaster

PA

New Castle PA P&DF

New Castle

PA

Pittsburgh PA Building II Annex

Pittsburgh

PA

Reading PA P&DF

Reading

PA

Scranton PA P&DF

Scranton

PA

Southeastern PA P&DC

Southeastern

PA

Williamsport PA P&DF

Williamsport

PA

Catano DMDU PR Annex

Catano

PR

Florence SC P&DF

Florence

SC

Dakota Central SD P&DF

Huron

SD

Rapid City SD P&DF

Rapid City

SD

Chattanooga TN P&DC

Chattanooga

TN

Clinton TN STC

Clinton

TN

Jackson TN P&DF

Jackson

TN

Jet Cove TN Annex

Memphis

TN

Johnson City TN CSMPC

Johnson City

TN

Abilene TX CSMPC

Abilene

TX

Austin TX Annex

Austin

TX

Beaumont TX P&DF

Beaumont

TX

Bryan TX CSMPC

Bryan

TX

Dallas TX P&DC

Dallas

TX

East Texas TX P&DC

Tyler

TX

Lufkin TX CSMPC

Lufkin

TX

Mcallen TX P&DF

Mcallen

TX

Waco TX Annex

Waco

TX

Waco TX P&DF

Waco

TX

Provo UT CSMPC

Provo

UT

Lynchburg VA P&DF

Lynchburg

VA

Norfolk VA Annex

Norfolk

VA

Norfolk VA P&DC

Norfolk

VA

Roanoke VA P&DC

Roanoke

VA

Burlington VT P&DF

Essex Junction

VT

White River Junction VT P&DC

White River Junction

VT

Everett WA P&DF

Everett

WA

Olympia WA P&DF

Tumwater

WA

Pasco WA P&DF

Pasco

WA

Seattle WA East DDC

Redmond

WA

South Sound WA DDC

Fife

WA

South WA DDC

Kent

WA

Tacoma WA P&DC

Tacoma

WA

Wenatchee WA CSMPC

Wenatchee

WA

Eau Claire WI P&DF

Eau Claire

WI

Kenosha WI CSMPC

Kenosha

WI

La Crosse WI P&DF

La Crosse

WI

Portage WI CSMPC

Portage

WI

Wausau WI P&DF

Rothschild

WI

Bluefield WV CSMPC

Bluefield

WV

Clarksburg WV P&DF

Clarksburg

WV

Parkersburg WV CSMPC

Parkersburg

WV

Petersburg WV CSMPC

Petersburg

WV

Rawlins WY CSMPC

Rawlins

WY

Rock Springs WY CSMPC

Rock Springs

WY

Wheatland WY CSMPC

Wheatland

WY

 


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CowBot9000 - 9/18/2011 10:51 AM
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Who cares? USPS has been obsolete for years. The only things that have been keeping them going has been our paychecks and junk mail. It's inefficient, overpriced, and has the worst customer service. It's about time this tax-payer funded behemoth gets put down. Let some competition in finally. Someone will step in to deliver medicine to veterans and they'll end up with better, more reliable service.

randomperson - 9/16/2011 9:02 AM
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