Outgoing mail operations move to Milwaukee in January

Postal workers warn of cuts, slower delivery
Outgoing mail operations move to Milwaukee in January

Outgoing mail operations in Madison are scheduled to be moved to Milwaukee in January, and postal workers are warning of cuts and slower mail service.

The change is part of the closure or consolidation of 82 mail distribution centers scheduled for January, according to the postal workers union.

President of the Madison Postal Workers Union, Brett Wersland, told News 3 they expect nine jobs to be cut as part of the move.

Those getting cut will be re-assigned to other jobs. This means no layoffs are expected, but many hours will be cut, and roles and shifts will likely change.

According to Wersland, with this switch, the overall time it will take First-Class Mail to reach its destination will increase slightly on average.

Postal workers are planning a rally on Nov, 14 at the Main Post Office on Milwaukee Street from 9-11 a.m.