Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

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Consistent

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 6, 2013
Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs

Source: AP

The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.

In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August.

The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.

Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/postal-service...

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Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.

It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval.
Maxamillion

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Feb 6, 2013
The post office shouldn't be delivering packages. There are already a number of private companies delivering packages..

Why duplicate package delivery with a Goverment subsidized service?

Makes no sense, none..
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#3 Feb 6, 2013
The PO carries parcels for those other "services"... What makes no sense, is stupid comments like yours. Makes no sense, none .....
Maxamillion

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 6, 2013
CUT IT!!!

I've never gotten a UPS/FEDEX/SPEEDY package from the postal service.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#5 Feb 6, 2013
Sure, every parcel YOU get, you see the delivery person, right wing nut ?? LMAOROTFU~!

Best of all, you're the ONLY person the Po serves, too ! LMAOROTFU~!

I'd call you dumb, but I hate long lines...

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#6 Feb 6, 2013
The big problem with the Post Office being solvent is the union contracts.

Without the union work rules and ridiculous wage scale & benefit packages, this could be an entity worth saving.

As it stands, it is a black hole where subsidies get dumped each year, and forever will be nothing more than that.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#7 Feb 6, 2013
So, UPS is non-union is your premise, right wing nut ?? Sure, no teamsters, huh ?? LMAOROTFU~! I love dumb comments, but really wonder who types for you.
Smart Liberal Translation

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Feb 6, 2013
In English:

I don't believe ANYONE deserves to make a living wage and have decent benefits. Everyone should make less than $10 per hour. There should be no middle class in this country. Unions are bad because union workers get higher wages and better benefits than non-unionized workers doing the same job.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#9 Feb 6, 2013
On an earlier thread, TrashyLiar wrote he never trusted unions or felt the union retirees earned their pensions, even after 40 years...

TrashyLiar motto, kill everyone but my drinking buddies and let God send US more servants...

“The one and only Smart Liberal”

Since: Aug 12

Former MN Tax Payer

#10 Feb 6, 2013
Smart Liberal Translation wrote:
In English:
I don't believe ANYONE deserves to make a living wage and have decent benefits. Everyone should make less than $10 per hour. There should be no middle class in this country. Unions are bad because union workers get higher wages and better benefits than non-unionized workers doing the same job.
Restrictive work rules add to the cost of doing business. Fact.

Paying people $20 for a job that is only worth $10 is a bad business decision. Fact.

Public sector unions should be banned.

Private sector unions are merely a contract between the employees and the company and should be treated in the same manner as any other employment agreement.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#11 Feb 6, 2013
Restrictive work rules are the same for private/public-FACT

Paying "people" a poor wage simply shifts the burden to taxes-FACT

Public sector unions pay a fair wage-FACT

You should WORK, before you comment- FACT !!

All contracts, are merely a contract between the employees and the company and should be treated in the same manner as any other employment agreement.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#12 Feb 6, 2013
FACT - Unions are destroying the infrastructure of our Government. Even FDR thought they were wrong, he was a prophet!
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#13 Feb 6, 2013
I tried to unionize the gas station I worked at but because many of the workers their were brainwashed at some private school, it didn't work. My stupid boss was upset as well but is too afraid to fire me. HaHaHa I will unionize the gas station one day and everyone who works their will be happy.
Amused Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 6, 2013
Try cutting out the union if you want to save the postal service, that is the only way out of this billion dollar mess !

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Consistent wrote:
Postal Service to cut Saturday mail to trim costs
Source: AP
The U.S. Postal Service will stop delivering mail on Saturdays but continue to deliver packages six days a week under a plan aimed at saving about $2 billion annually, the financially struggling agency says.
In an announcement scheduled for later Wednesday, the service is expected to say the Saturday mail cutback would begin in August.
The move accentuates one of the agency's strong points package delivery has increased by 14 percent since 2010, officials say, while the delivery of letters and other mail has declined with the increasing use of email and other Internet services.
Under the new plan, mail would be delivered to homes and businesses only from Monday through Friday, but would still be delivered to post office boxes on Saturdays. Post offices now open on Saturdays would remain open on Saturdays.
Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/postal-service...
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Over the past several years, the Postal Service has advocated shifting to a five-day delivery schedule for mail and packages and it repeatedly but unsuccessfully appealed to Congress to approve the move. Though an independent agency, the service gets no tax dollars for its day-to-day operations but is subject to congressional control.
It was not immediately clear how the service could eliminate Saturday mail without congressional approval.
Amused Slew

Seattle, WA

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Niether of the Above wrote:
FACT - Unions are destroying the infrastructure of our Government. Even FDR thought they were wrong, he was a prophet!
"It is now beyond partisan controversy that it is a fundamental individual right of a worker to associate himself with other workers and to bargain collectively with his employer."
--Address at San Diego Exposition, October 2, 1935 . FDR
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#16 Feb 6, 2013
Onions built America
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 6, 2013
Iowan wrote:
I tried to unionize the gas station I worked at but because many of the workers their were brainwashed at some private school, it didn't work. My stupid boss was upset as well but is too afraid to fire me. HaHaHa I will unionize the gas station one day and everyone who works their will be happy.
The ambition of every private school student is to work at a unionized gas station. hahaha. And, maybe if you knew the difference between their and there, your life's dream wouldn't be pumping gas at age 65!(hope self-serve doesn't put you out of work)
Amused Slew

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Feb 6, 2013
Iowan wrote:
Onions built America
and Onions have destroyed America
Iowan

West Des Moines, IA

#19 Feb 6, 2013
Miss Piggy wrote:
<quoted text>
The ambition of every private school student is to work at a unionized gas station. hahaha. And, maybe if you knew the difference between their and there, your life's dream wouldn't be pumping gas at age 65!(hope self-serve doesn't put you out of work)
No some are still in school or going to universities, one even told me that he didn't even consider a community college. I hate them so much. I'm not employee of the month anymore since they have been hired and they even talked to me like I don't have the expirence to TELL THEM what to do! I keep trying to help them from the brainwashing the GOP did them at a private school but they just dont understand
Miss Piggy

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Feb 6, 2013
Iowan wrote:
<quoted text>
No some are still in school or going to universities, one even told me that he didn't even consider a community college. I hate them so much. I'm not employee of the month anymore since they have been hired and they even talked to me like I don't have the expirence to TELL THEM what to do! I keep trying to help them from the brainwashing the GOP did them at a private school but they just dont understand
Well, bless your little heart!

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