Some Iowa postal workers could be paid for no work:
SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Some workers at a Sioux City mail processing center could be paid even if they don't work after the facility closes.
The U.S. Postal Service is closing the center on Friday and transferring the work to Sioux Falls, S.D.
Spokesman Richard Watkins said that about 100 workers have taken other mail jobs and 40 others are on standby status. Those standby workers will have to take other postal service jobs before their contract expires in 2015. In the meantime, Watkins said, they could be asked to report to the Sioux City post office and sit in a room until called upon to fill in where needed.
Under the contract, those 40 union workers would get $1.72 million plus benefits for doing little or no work.
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