Officials with the American Postal Workers Union (APWU), say eighteen mail processing facilities are facing consolidations into other locations. Two of those facilities are located in Cape Girardeau and Paducah. Officials say the strategy of “moving, removing, and repurposing” equipment is an ongoing strategy that “allows for more efficient, timely delivery of mail and packages. The eighteen facilities are among 62 whose consolidation was halted in 2015. The consolidations are scheduled to be completed by November 2021. Officials say the facilities they have not been provided with impact statements on how the consolidations will impact the workforce. Officials say the changes are a part of their 10-year plan of network and operational changes. Dimondstein has appointed a national plant closing and consolidation committee. It includes Executive Vice President Debby Szeredy and including the five APWU regional coordinators.