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Ohioans rally to keep mail delivery on Saturdays

Published 10:41am Monday, March 25, 2013

CINCINNATI (AP) — About 50 demonstrators picketed outside a southwest Ohio post office to protest the proposed end to Saturday mail deliveries.

The postmaster general says ending Saturday mail deliveries would save $2 billion a year.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the rally Sunday outside Cincinnati’s main U.S. Postal Service office was conducted mostly by letter carriers. It was part of a national effort organized by Delivering for America, a group dedicated to preserving six-day delivery.

The president of the Ohio State Association of Letter Carriers says more than 100 similar events were held around the country to send a message to Congress about the need for continuing Saturday delivery.

Representatives from local postal service union chapters say they don’t think the reduction in service days would solve the postal system’s core problems.

 

  • kat

    we all know about the post office so why pay all that money for the advertising that it does, cut out all that and I could only imagine how much money they would save.

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  • Geronimo

    Ironton cares!! I for one and many other Vetrans and disabled Vetrans depend on the mail for medicine and plenty of times it arrives on Saturday and keeps us from waiting until Monday for sometimes critical medicine. Plus there are lots of people working out of town that don’t have anyone to pic up their mail through the week. Congress screwed it up , now let them fix it.

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  • mickakers

    As a PS: Thanks to the Labor Union Movement, the general public has an outspoken advocate, otherwise they would remain in obscurity and second class citizenship. As this article demonstrates, the Labor Unions are in the forefront when it comes to protecting and improving the standard of living of the middle class and those less fortunate.

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  • mickakers

    The delivery of the mails, as envisioned by George Washington was to be a service to the American people to provide an economical and pertinent means of distribution of knowledge and information. The U.S. Postal Service was established on July 26th 1775 with Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Until the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, it functioned as a regular, tax supported agency of the Federal Government. Since 1970 it has been a semi-independent federal agency. It has been down hill ever since. Examples of those who have benefited from this Act are such private delivery services as UPS and Fed Ex. Those who have suffered and paid the price, are the American People. The United States Postal Service should be returned to complete control of the Federal Government and tax supported as was the original intent. It is too bad we can’t ask George Washington and Benjamin Franklin their opinion. But, maybe we can, by doing a little research and reading.

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  • Ironton Cares

    I think its crazy that people would rally about mail delivery on Saturday. I don’t see anything wrong with no delivering on Saturday and saving the money that it costs, oh well I guess its just something for them to grip about.

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