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Schumer: Long Island Postal Service In Trouble Without Federal Aid

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Long Island’s postal services could face serious cuts without federal aid.

More than 7,500 Long Islanders work for the Postal Service. The postal hub in Melville is one of the largest in the country, and serves the tristate area.

“If they don’t get an infusion of money, these jobs could be lost, and even worse, as bad as that is, the service that people depend on could be hurt,” Schumer said.

Schumer said the service needs $10 billion in aid this fiscal year to soften a massive budget shortfall worsened by the pandemic.

He said the post office will be critical in the upcoming elections, especially as more people opt to use mail-in ballots during the pandemic.