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Redmond Reporter: U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene urges Postmaster General to reconsider closing Eastside mail facility
By Cameron Sheppard
On Jan. 26, U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash) issued a letter to the U.S Postmaster General, Louis DeJoy, strongly urging him to “reconsider” the U.S. Postal Service’s plan to move mail operations out of the Seattle East DDC in Redmond.
On Jan. 5, DelBene toured the East DDC facility and met with postal worker union members about their concerns regarding the changing work conditions and service standards. In her letter DelBene emphasized the employees’ concerns regarding the impending mail move, lack of necessary processing equipment, delays in mail delivery, and staffing shortages.
DelBene said USPS has been planning the East DDC move and others for nearly a decade, yet in that time the region served by the facility has experienced rapid growth, with communities like Kirkland increasing its population by 90 percent. The congresswoman wrote that in the same time period equipment that is “critical to the timely processing of mail” has been significantly reduced at the Seattle East DDC...Read the full article on Redmond Reporter here.