CUMBERLAND — The U.S. Postal Service says it will move its mail-processing operations in Cumberland to Johnstown, Pa.
The Cumberland Times-News reports that the Postal Service announced the decision Thursday.
The Postal Service says it hasn’t set a date for the transition.
The American Postal Workers Union says the move will eliminate 30 jobs in Cumberland.
The Cumberland plant is among more than 260 mail-processing centers nationwide that the Postal Service says it plans to consolidate, starting in mid-May.
U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin oppose the move in Cumberland. The Maryland Democrats said in a press release that moving the mail-processing operations 70 miles away will affect mail service and raise transportation costs.
The senators also say they would oppose any relaxation of delivery standards resulting from the move.