Portland Communities and Postal Workers United
For Immediate Release 12/31/14
Contact: Jamie Partridge, 503-752-5112
On January 5, 2015 Overnight Delivery of First Class Mail will end throughout the
country: unless there is congressional action, a ruling by the Postal Board of
Governors, or PMG action to postpone the changes.
Bend and Pendleton plus Eugene/Springfield Postal Mail Processing Centers are
slated for closure on April 18th and July 11th, 2015 which will cause delay of mail,
loss of good living wage jobs in our community, and also cause an adverse
economic impact to the communities that depend on good service. The cut in service
will cause hardships for the public and small businesses, destroying jobs, and
breaking down the efficient and affordable delivery network by driving away mail and
· On January 5, the USPS is slated to lower "service standards" to virtually
eliminate overnight delivery - including first‐class mail from one address to another
within the same city or town as well as the many towns serviced by the Postal
· All mail (medicine, online purchases, local newspapers, newsletters of community
and religious organizations, bill payments, letters and invitations) throughout the
country will be delayed.
· Our entire community will lose business opportunities associated with
e‐commerce,which relies on the speedy delivery of goods ordered online.
Although 170 House members and 51 Senators called for a one year moratorium on the
reduction in service and the closures of the mail processing centers, Congress failed
to pass the necessary legislation in December 2014.
We need the public to send a message to the Postmaster General, the Postal Board of
Governors, the President of the United States and Congress:
Stop the new "Changes in Standards" set for January 5, 2015 and stop the 82 closures
scheduled for 2015.
Postal Board of Governors Postmaster General
475 L'Enfant Plaza SW 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20260 Washington,DC 20260
Congressional Members President of the United States
Capitol Hill Switchboard 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Phone: 202‐224‐3121 Washington, DC 20500