Will closure delay your mail?

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Those with the Dayton Postal Workers Union say they were caught off guard by the decision to close the Dayton Processing Center.

The center was first set to close in Feburary of 2013, but that never happened and those with the union thought it had been taken off the closure list.

On its website the postal service says the move to close Dayton and 81 other processing facilities is a way to save money.

But what will it mean for your mail?

“[Service] is already being delayed and it’s going to make it worse,” says union president Karen Byars.

The postal service admits mail will be delayed, saying first class delivery will go from 2.14 days to 2.25 days nationwide but those with the union say the impact will be worse than that here.

Union officials also don’t know what will happen to the roughly 300 workers at the center. USPS says it will work to find them other jobs where they can transfer.

“If everything’s in the air, they don’t know when, they don’t know how, they don’t know if,” Byars says.

But Byars says what is certain is that if the center closes, it will be shuttered for good.

“It’s not going to be a do-over,” Byars says. “It’s not coming back. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

USPS says the center could close as soon as January. It wants to have all the closures done by the fall of 2015.

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