About 100 attend hearing on postal consolidation

Some services would be moved to Milwaukee
About 100 attend hearing on postal consolidation

About 100 residents appeared at a public hearing on a proposal to consolidate the Madison and Milwaukee postal processing and distribution services, according to a U.S. Postal Service representative.

Wednesday’s meeting at the Alliant Energy Center was a chance for the public to comment on the proposal to move some distribution operations to Milwaukee in an effort to save the postal service about $5 million a year.

Nationally, the postal service says it’s losing $25 million a day.

At least 15 to 20 employees would be affected by the proposed change, according to postal service officials.

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