"In general, in Cincinnati, there has been 50 clerk jobs that has gone unfilled since April of 2017," American Postal Workers Union Local 164 president Mike Smith said.
A spokesperson for the USPS sent 9 On Your Side a statement which reads: “The Postal Service appreciates its customers’ concerns and strives to provide excellent service. When mail service issues occur, we take steps to quickly resolve customer concerns. In this specific case, local management will be contacting these customers to offer an apology and to work together to arrive at a solution the customers find acceptable.”
This week contract negotiations started between the US postal service and the American Postal Workers Union. The current contract expires in September.