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Postal workers concerned about possible Trump privatization effort

Union postal workers rally in Town of Newburgh on Monday

TOWN OF NEWBURGH – Union postal workers are concerned about an effort by President Trump to privatize the postal service and they rallied at the busy intersection of Routes 17K and 300 in the Town of Newburgh on Monday to send their message to the public.

Union Local 3722 President Diana Cline said privatizing the service would mean a decline in customer service and delivery.

“Right now, we are a service so we are not making a profit and they are looking to privatize to make a profit,” Cline said. “Not only would the prices go up, but if you are in a rural area you are not going to get served. They are going to take the areas where they are going to be able to make the most money and be easiest and that is all they are going to serve. So, service will not get better, it will get more expensive.”  

Cline said local House Members John Faso and Sean Maloney are supporting a move to keep the service as is.


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