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High capacity mail sorting machines removed to save money, does that make any sense? (1 Viewer)

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Two officials with the American Postal Workers Union said that at least a dozen high-capacity mail sorting machines have already been removed from Massachusetts as part of a U.S. Postal Service reduction plan, according to WGBH News.

The USPS announced on Friday that it plans to remove high-volume mail-processing machines in hundreds of locations across the country, warning that almost all of the 50 states, including Massachusetts, could be at risk of voters not getting their ballots back to election offices in time

A plan implemented on July 10, by DeJoy to cut costs, eliminates overtime for hundreds of thousands of postal workers and says employees must adopt a different mindset to ensure the Postal Service’s survival during the coronavirus pandemic.

Postal Workers Union officials say over a dozen high-capacity mail sorting machines have been removed from Massachusetts ahead of elections - masslive.com

I am curious, how does removing high capacity mail sorting machines cut costs?

Let's see, if the mail is sorted slower, the daily mail moves slower, thus a need to keep workers longer equaling overtime.

But, if anyone can explain removing high capacity sorting machines saves money, please do
 
There is always two sides to every story....

"Additionally, we are retiring older, out of date equipment so that we can expand our newer sorting equipment that can handle as many as 30,000 letters an hour. This will increase our capacity and our efficiency to handle increased package volume as well as any current letter and flat volume. This is a multi-year effort that prepares us for the future," the statement read."

USPS removes hundreds of mail sorting machines: Reports | fox61.com
 
There is always two sides to every story....

"Additionally, we are retiring older, out of date equipment so that we can expand our newer sorting equipment that can handle as many as 30,000 letters an hour. This will increase our capacity and our efficiency to handle increased package volume as well as any current letter and flat volume. This is a multi-year effort that prepares us for the future," the statement read."

USPS removes hundreds of mail sorting machines: Reports | fox61.com

Just before the election.
Just so happens to be in tandem with doing things like saying no more overtime, no picking up mail if it means a later route run, ripping out mailboxes.
Just so happens as he rages against mail-in ballots (except in states like FL, which he calculates will go red).

Just a big coincidence. It's always a coincidence. Everything negative about Trump is a meanyhead poopoo librul hoax. Everything positive is God's One Truth.

:roll:
 
There is always two sides to every story....

"Additionally, we are retiring older, out of date equipment so that we can expand our newer sorting equipment that can handle as many as 30,000 letters an hour. This will increase our capacity and our efficiency to handle increased package volume as well as any current letter and flat volume. This is a multi-year effort that prepares us for the future," the statement read."

USPS removes hundreds of mail sorting machines: Reports | fox61.com

Interesting machines that handle 30,000 letters per hour are being replaced by faster machines that handle 30,000 letters per hour, something odd about that?

Wondering when is the date for replacement? November 4, 2020?

But the Postal Service's own document calls the move a "reduction" of equipment. Postal workers in various locations said machines have been dismantled and that it wasn't immediately clear what the agency was doing with the parts.

Some of these machines have the capacity to sort up to 30,000 mail items and take only two Postal Service workers to run, according two machine technicians CNN spoke with

Bentley said that even though total mail volume is currently down, he didn't understand why the machines were being removed rather than simply turned off and kept in place in case they are needed in the fall, when the Postal Service expects volume to increase with mail-in ballots, campaign materials and other mail

USPS removes some mail-sorting machines, sparking concerns ahead of election - CNNPolitics.
 

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