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NNCLC Opposes USPS Plan to Relocate Mail Processing to Sacramento

Wendy Colborne
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For Immediate Release: February 28, 2024

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Northern Nevada Central Labor Council Opposes USPS Plan to Relocate Mail Processing to Sacramento


RENO, NV (February 28, 2024) — The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council (NNCLC) expresses its strong opposition to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) recent plan to move mail processing operations from Reno to Sacramento.

The proposed move raises significant concerns, primarily the potential for weather-related delays and the loss of union jobs in Reno. I-80’s Donner Pass, a critical route between Reno and Sacramento, is notorious for severe weather conditions, particularly in winter. This could lead to substantial delays in mail delivery, affecting businesses and residents who rely on the postal service.

The weather-related delays pose a particular problem for time-critical mail, such as ballots, utility bills, and prescription medications, risking trust in our elections and putting seniors’ health and voice in upcoming elections at risk.

“The timely receipt of ballots is crucial for the democratic process, and any delay runs the risk of disenfranchising Nevada’s voters,” said Northern Nevada Central Labor Council President Ross Kinson. “We must stand against this relocation. It’s not just about preserving jobs, it’s about preserving our community, our homes, and our future. We won’t let our town be gutted by Louis DeJoy. His Delivering for America plan doesn’t deliver for anyone but himself.”




The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO. We're the heart of the labor movement in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Carson-Tahoe region, and across Northern Nevada.


The Northern Nevada Central Labor Council is a democratically elected body dedicated to representing the interests of working people at the state and local level. We mobilize our members and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people — regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.