USPS to Announce Closure of Hickory Mail Center at Town Hall (5/17)

Come out to protest loss of over 200 jobs

The United States Postal Service will hold a town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 17 to announce plans to consolidate mail processing operations from the Hickory processing & distribution plant to Greensboro. This could mean slower, less reliable mail service and a loss of 200 jobs the Hickory area – which already has the highest jobless rate in North Carolina.

What: Postal Town Hall on plan to eliminate Hickory mail processing jobs
When: Tuesday, May 17  from 6 to 8:30 PM
Where: Catawba Science Center, 243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

Click here to download the flyer for this event.

Currently the Hickory Mail Processing Center employs almost 200 people.  It has ranked in the top 5 plants nationwide (out of almost 400) every year.  Despite this high-level of performance, the USPS management is determined to shut down this plant.

Recently the workers from the Hickory-area postal workers union Local 1807 have successfully picketed in Lenoir, Boone, Morganton, & Hickory. Cities and town in the area have adopted resolutions condemning the plans by the USPS to shutdown the only mail processing facility in this part of Western North Carolina.

For more information, contact Joshua McCroan at 828-244-5111 / or Douglas Woodward at 828-750-4029 /