Fight to end Saturday mail delivery continues

  • Article by: Angela Greiling Keane , Bloomberg News
  • Updated: December 20, 2013 - 12:00 AM

Postal unions are resisting the proposed end of Saturday deliveries if volume or revenue continues to drop.

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barbjensDec. 20, 13 6:43 AM

I am for stopping Saturday delivery but the biggest part of the problem is that Congress makes them pay for FUTURE health & pensions that in itself is rediculous.

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hagfan50Dec. 20, 13 9:33 AM

If the Postal Service really wants to cut expenses, terminate house to house delivery. Alot of people get delivery at the curb or in NDCBUs,(multiple locked boxes in one spot). Why not everyone, and thus cut back on labor expense. Oh yeah, that would make too much sense. Or else, maybe the unions wouldn't stand for it.

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tooty123Dec. 20, 1310:57 AM

The Congress needs to change the 75 year in advance for healthcare for USPS. No other agency, Congress itself, corporation or business is required to do this. It must have been pushed by FedEx or UPS to put the USPS in dire straits. The USPS does a remarkable job with delivery of mail and even delivers for UPS or FedEx where it isn't "profitable" for them. Does FedEx and UPS pay the USPS for the service of delivery. They should, if they are not already doing so. Rural areas depend on the USPS and it will affect individuals and businesses alike.

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owatonnabillDec. 20, 13 1:20 PM

Why not allow competition? If private delivery services who did the job for less than USPS all of a sudden began taking away business you can bet that things with the USPS would improve.

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markeyboyDec. 20, 13 1:54 PM

Postal managers have cut the front counter retail staff so much, who will sell all of these added services? The headline is that unions are opposed to cuts in service, reality is that Congressional Representatives of rural states (GOP) are opposed to losing delivery as well knowing mail delivery is key to maintaining their constituents commerce alive and well. How about some symbolic cuts to highly paid postal Vice Presidents, PCES(career executives) and upper managerial positions, some with questionable real world responsibilities, many with salaries $199,000 - $250,000 plus additional personal compensation.

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reader2580Dec. 20, 13 2:03 PM

What private business can deliver a first class letter for less than 50 cents anywhere in the USA six days a week and still make a profit? There are places in the USA where mail delivery is done by boat or plane because there are no roads.

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