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Postal Workers Rally Against Delivery Change
Twin Falls, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Postal workers in Boise and across the nation spent the day Sunday protesting the end of Saturday mail delivery. And postal workers aren't the only ones upset.
"My customers love getting their mail on Saturday. I have a day care that i take my grandson to, she depends on that mail on Saturdays, a lot of her checks come in. So I am here to support 6 day a week delivery," said Kathy Houst, a United States Postal Office worker.
The United States Postal Service announced plans to transition to a new delivery schedule. The new schedule will reduce mail delivery to Monday through Friday. Packages will still be delivered six days a week. The reduction in services could result in more than twenty thousand postal workers losing their jobs.
"We are one of the largest employers of veterans in this country and we don't need to diminish our job base, we need to increase it. These service cuts do nothing for the American people and they do nothing for postal worker unions at all," said Troy Ingraham from the American Postal Worker’s Union.