Twin Falls, Cape Cod Consolidations Stopped
APWU Web News Article #32-07, April 25, 2007
The APWU has been notified that the consolidation of some mail-processing operations at the Twin Falls (ID) Customer Service Mail Processing Center into the Boise P&DC [PDF] has been cancelled. On April 20, 2007, the USPS wrote, “After preliminary review, it has been determined not to pursue the consolidation of certain mail processing operations at the Twin Falls, ID CSMPC, at this time.” The Postal Service announced an Area Mail Processing Feasibility Survey in Twin Falls on Dec. 12, 2005, along with nine other studies.
On April 19, the APWU received a similar notice about “the consolidation of cancellation operations” at the Cape Cod Processing & Distribution Facility into the Brockton (MA) P&DC [PDF]. The Cape Cod feasibility survey was among 12 studies announced Nov. 15, 2005.
Twenty-eight AMP feasibility surveys have been terminated or placed on hold in the last year.
In addition, the New York Daily News reported in March that Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY) and union and community activists were declaring temporary victory after the Postal Service announced that its Inspector General would review plans to consolidate mail-processing operations in the Bronx with facilities in Manhattan. Serrano, who represents the South Bronx, had been asked to intervene with the Postmaster General.