Protest in Roanoke

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Yesterday postal workers and neighbors fought back against the United States Postal Service over its plan to close the mail processing facility in Roanoke, Virginia.  Roanoke.com has the story.

Note that according to the TV report, the District Manager told the crowd that over the last ten years, first-class mail volume has dropped 50%.  But there were 104 billion pieces of first-class in 2000, and 78 billion in 2010.  That's a drop of 25%.  Where did the DM come up with his number?  Out of thin air?

For more on the consequences of a plant closing like this, check out the excellent post on Going Postal about the closure of the P&DF in Frederick, MD, on Friday of this week.

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