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Postal Workers Go to Court to Force Closure of NYC Post Office

StoryOctober 29, 2001
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A female New Jersey postal worker became the nation’s latest confirmed case of inhaled anthrax over the weekend.

Meanwhile in Washington, D.C. Justice Department officials said that Anthrax had been found at a facility in suburbanLandover, Maryland, that handles mail for the Justice Department. As a result, the mailroom in the basement of themain Justice Department building in central Washington has been closed. The anthrax threat was forcing the SupremeCourt to meet elsewhere Monday for the first time in its building’s 66-year history. The structure was closed afteranthrax was detected Friday at a remote mail-handling facility serving the court.

The New York Medical Examiner’s office decided to re-evaluate the death of a postal worker, Laura Jones, who died onOctober 10 of what was then deemed natural causes. They are now looking to see if it was anthrax-related.

And outraged and worried postal union leaders will be in federal court today to ask a judge to shut down Manhattan’slargest mail-distribution center following the discovery of Anthrax spores in four mail-sorting machines.

Guest:

  • William Smith, President of the New York Metro Postal Workers Union

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