Posted: Mar 24, 2013 10:32 PM by Melissa Schroeder - firstname.lastname@example.org
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Today, letter carriers with the United States Post Office in Corpus Christi took part in what's called a National Day of Action.
They held a rally to bring attention to the mass layoffs that'll happen if Saturday mail delivery is dropped.
Around 200 people stood outside Lamar Park Post office to protest.
The reason...they say changing six day mail delivery to five days could put 23,000 people out of work.
The people at the rally especially wanted the United State's congress to take notice.
Postal workers say congressional members could reverse a decision to cut service made by the Post-Master General.
Juan Munoz with the National Association of Letter Carriers said, "We're here rallying to promote six day delivery so congress can keep six day delivery."
Postal worker Carlos Rodriguez, Jr. said, "We're out here to support the growth of the postal service, not destroy it."
If Saturday mail services are cut it could affect 50-70 local post office workers.
But, the United States Postal Service says the cuts are necessary to help strengthen their finances and it would save up to $2 billion a year.
As of right now, Saturday mail delivery would end in August, but package delivery service will still be available.
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