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Postal service cuts, Saturday mail just one

Feb 08, 2013 -- 6:56am


The US Postal Service announced Wednesday that they would be dropping mail carrier delivery service on Saturdays, and while they will not cut out package delivery or Saturday post office hours, you can still get mail if you have a post office box.  Western Area Postal Service Office of Communications spokesperson Richard Watkins tells KZIM-KSIM that they are working at every level to save money.  He says that the postal service is struggling under a 25-million dollar a day loss, and cutting Saturdays will save over 2 billion a year.  Local American Postal Workers Union representative Greg Davidson tells KZIM-KSIM that this move will place a burden on small post offices and carriers that will have to deliver Saturday’s mail on Monday, increasing their work load, and that it will take a lot of adjustments for everyone.  Watkins said the change was essential, as they continue to operate at a loss.

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