U.S. Postal Service employees rally to save jobs in Downtown South Bend
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- All across the country U.S. Postal Service employees rallied to save their jobs as the uncertain future of the USPS threatens to close down thousands of post offices nationwide and layoff hundreds more.
Back in March, the U.S. Postal Service announced it would be closing over 2,000 post offices nationwide, eliminating thousands of jobs. The news came after it reported an $8.5 billion loss in the 2010 fiscal year.
Around the nation, USPS employees rallied together to save "America's Postal Service". Right here in Michiana, hundreds of employees joined the fight by gathering in front of the South Bend's main mail processing plant off of Michigan Street in downtown South Bend.
Employees say the postal service is not outdated and has evolved with technology, which is why they have a plan to stop the layoffs.