The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 4, 2012

House holds fate of rural post offices, processing centers

By Roger McKinney
Globe Staff Writer

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate in a bi-partisan vote last month approved a bill designed to keep rural post offices and area mail processing centers open for at least a year.

Neither the Senate bill or competing House bills has yet been scheduled for a vote, though a moratorium on post office closures ends on May 15.

“We want to impress on the public and postal workers that they should be asking their representatives to take this seriously and demand movement in the House,” said Sally Davidow, communication director for the American Postal Workers Union.