Postal Workers Protest Potential Cuts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT -- Hundreds of postal workers attending their national convention in Detroit have marched through downtown in protest of plans to suspend mail delivery on Saturdays.
The Detroit News reports that the blue-shirted American Postal Workers Union members chanted "Five day, no way" as they walked Tuesday from Cobo Center to Campus Martius. The Rev. Jesse Jackson participated.
Mail volume keeps falling as people and businesses switch to the Internet in place of letters and paper bills. Postal officials say dropping Saturday delivery will help fend off projected losses.
A Senate subcommittee voted to block the change. A House subcommittee is looking at changing a requirement that the Postal Service pay more than $5 billion annually into a fund for future retiree health benefits.


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