USPS workers hold rally in Bangor to protest privatization proposal

Published: Oct. 8, 2018 at 12:31 PM EDT
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The possibility the U.S. Postal Service could be privatized has workers holding rallies all over the country.

That includes Bangor.

Postal workers were protesting on Hammond Street today in front of the post office Monday.

They want the public to know the privatization of the postal service has been recommended within the current presidential administration.

The say if the proposal is enacted, this would destroy the door-to-door service and only benefit a small group of profiteers.

They fear this would greatly impact rural areas, and they say confidential items like credit cards, passports, and driver licenses would be delivered through private companies.

"I don't think I would feel totally comfortable if there was a contractor who delivered those things to my house. And, who would I complain to if I didn't get the service? I mean, would I be connected to a call service overseas, or could I go face to face at the postal service and complain about this or that," said John Curtis with the Maine State Association of Letter Carriers.

Privatization proposals have come up in the past.

The workers say they will keep the public informed as this situation develops.