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
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.