Rep. Jerrold Nadler wants to use legislation to save 14 city post offices that are being studied for closure.
Nadler’s two bills would open up any post office closings to public scrutiny. The U.S. Postal Service would have to justify closings of branches, hold public hearings and require a public assessment for need of the closure. To save money, another bill would let the Postal Service tap into the retiree health benefits fund to pay health insurance for retirees.
Nadler stood with Postal Service union representatives and elected officials from the West Side and downtown Manhattan on August 20 to announce his plan.
“I am far from convinced that these…cuts and closures are actually creating real relief from the Postal Service’s massive budget woes,” Nadler said in a statement. “There is no excuse for the Postal Service to give short shrift to customers and cut services that every person and business depends on.”
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