85 Post Office’s Still May Be Closed Across Montana
The US Postal service continually loses money each year, even though postal rates keep going up, and still 85 offices across the state are on the chopping block. Senator Tester is a member of the Senate committee that oversees the U.S. Postal Service. He said:
Tester said that if senior postal executives were willing to cut mail delivery standards and close rural post offices, they should also be willing to “forgo bonuses or reduce salary.” Although the Postal Service is struggling financially, the Postmaster General last year earned $800,000 in pay and benefits.
The Postal Service in August announced plans to consider closing 85 Montana post offices, and more recently recommended consolidating mail processing facilities in Kalispell, Missoula, Helena, Butte, and Wolf Point. Senator Tester eventually convinced the Postal Service to keep Missoula’s facility open. There is still a possibility the other locations will be closed.
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