Postal Workers Union Hosts Public Meeting to Raise Awareness

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 29 2013 Mar 29, 2013 Friday, March 29, 2013 6:00:00 PM CDT March 29, 2013 in News
By: Mengti Xu
loading

COLUMBIA - Dozens of people gathered at a public meeting Friday afternoon to discuss the potential closing of the airport mail facility and what that means to the industry and the local population.

The Central Missouri Area Local of the American Postal Workers Union hosted the meeting at Stoney Creek Inn.

Around 30 people went to the meeting, including postal employees, some county officials, and local residents.

"They are interested in what the situation was," President of the Central Missouri Area Local Jim Marsden said. "They are not affected as a mailer, but they are affected as a recipient of mail."

Marsden said he has no detailed information about the closing. He said the facility eventually will be closed, but he tried to raise more awareness and fight with others to keep it open as long as possible.

Marsden said the change will impact more than just the 42 people who work there.

"It will also impact the clerks at the main postal office and the tiger station, because we are all technically one big facility," Marsden said. "So, with the impact of a senior clerk at the mail facility, it will roll down to impact everyone junior to him who would end up having their job reposted to be made available to the senior clerks who are losing their job."

Although the Postal Service said it would save $1.7 million per year in salaries, Marsden said it would just move the money to somewhere else rather than saving it.

Also, after the closing, the one day standard for delivering local mail will be changed to two- or three- day standard since the mail has to go to processing centers in Kansas City and Saint Louis.

The Postal Service will have a meeting at 6:30 p.m. next Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Center, where officials from the Postal Service will come down to talk about the potential closing. 

Marsden said he hopes more people can come to the meeting to get their voices heard.

More News

Grid
List
BOONE COUNTY - The Latter House Kingdom Ministries of Columbia will host their tenth annual Fall Festival today at the... More >>
5 hours ago Saturday, September 23 2017 Sep 23, 2017 Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:59:00 AM CDT September 23, 2017 in News
ELDON - The people of Eldon are rallying around a family whose son suffered a spinal injury during football practice... More >>
17 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 7:31:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA – A local gym held a fundraiser Friday night, and all it asked for was five minutes. But... More >>
18 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 7:03:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
BOONE COUNTY - One person is dead and three more are injured after a two vehicle crash on I-70. ... More >>
19 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 5:53:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate an appeals court order that slowed... More >>
19 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 5:47:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Eric Greitens will begin his first trade mission Saturday when he and First Lady Sheena... More >>
20 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 5:20:15 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Thirteen-year-old Jackson Morton was diagnosed with cancer in December 2016. "You can't even describe the emotion at... More >>
20 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 4:58:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - Jefferson City Public Schools Superintendent Larry Linthacum released a letter addressing the three students who posted a picture... More >>
21 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 4:05:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is now offering a free sports clinic called Friday Night Lights. Sports physicians... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 3:15:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — A county clerk in central Missouri has determined that Attorney General Josh Hawley lawfully voted in a... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 2:59:39 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Twenty-four clinics across the state were selected to receive a federal grant to fund programs that treat... More >>
22 hours ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 2:50:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — A man and two women are charged in the killing of 17-year-old whose burned remains were... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 1:22:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
COLUMBIA - The UM System hired a large public relations firm to help "craft its message and avoid perception crisis,"... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 1:21:00 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The property owner of a former homeless camp site is suing a southwest Missouri city and a... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 1:17:30 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — Walmart is testing a new service that lets a delivery person walk into your home when... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 12:35:16 PM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County outlet mall is being targeted by protesters one week after a judge... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 11:48:00 AM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — St. Joseph police are investigating the death of a 77-year-old woman as a homicide and her... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 11:08:00 AM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A second man has been charged with killing one man and wounding two others at a... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 22 2017 Sep 22, 2017 Friday, September 22, 2017 10:44:53 AM CDT September 22, 2017 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 89°
2pm 91°
3pm 91°
4pm 91°
5pm 91°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

11:30a
English Premier League Soccer
1:30p
PGA Tour Golf
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
1:00p
Rookie Blue
2:00p
Rookie Blue
3:00p
Elementary

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Dateline NBC
9:00p
Saturday Night Live
7:00p
Family Guy
7:30p
Family Guy
8:00p
Bob's Burgers
8:30p
Bob's Burgers
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld