Group Blames Union Demands for Cuts

Postal Service to Cut Saturday Delivery

By Dave Leval
By Peter Neumann

Postal Service to Cut Saturday Delivery

February 6, 2013 Updated Feb 6, 2013 at 12:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (My TV20 News at 10) --- Hope you're not used to getting mail on Saturdays.

The U.S. Postal is expected to announce Wednesday it's cutting Saturday deliveries starting in August.

That move is expected to save the financially troubled Postal Service $2 billion a year.

It will continue delivering packages six days a week and post office Saturday windows hours are excpected to remain unchanged.

The Center for Union Facts, a union watchdog group, says "postal unions need to shoulder some of the blame for the Post Office’s financial crisis," said the group's managing director Justin Wilson.

"Their wage and benefit demands over the past decades have substantially contributed to the Post Office's insolvency , fact that union officials are still unwilling to admit” said Wilson.

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