Job cuts no longer coming for Bronx postal workers

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The United States Postal Service says no jobs are being lost after cuts were expected at post offices across the borough.

U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano tells News 12 that more than 120 postal workers were at risk of losing their jobs. That risk is now diminished after Serrano says elected officials came together in opposition to the proposed firings.

However, the USPS says in a statement: "At no time were career employees in jeopardy of losing their postal employment or Bronx customers facing any service reductions."

Customers at the post office on Southern Boulevard say that while that's good news, problems at their local branch explain why the USPS is in trouble. They cite issues that include long lines, misplaced mail or packages that fail to get delivered.

USPS tells News 12 that it has handled 2.5 billion fewer pieces of mail compared with the first nine months of last year.

News 12 reached out to the New York Metro Area Postal Union president but has not heard back.

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