Postal service workers protest distribution center closure

Budget saving measure could cost jobs

POSTED: 10:42 PM CDT Apr 01, 2013 

Mid-Missouri postal service workers gathered outside the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia Monday to protest the closure of Columbia's Mail Distribution Center. 

USPS plans to hold a public meeting at Holiday Inn Tuesday, to explain the plan. 

Approximately one third of local workers could be displaced as mid-Missouri's mail would run through St. Louis or Kansas City facilities. 

The move could save more than $4 million, but a local workers' union isn't buying it. 

Protesters say the proposed cuts are just the beginning.