Feedback: Postal Service To Cut Saturday Delivery
The U.S. Postal Service has delivered the mail under all conditions for the last 150 years, but it no longer has the money to keep delivering on Saturdays.
In addition, postal jobs will be lost.
"We will continue to be meeting with our unions and management associations throughout this whole process. At first blush, the estimated impact on the full-time assignments is possibly 35,000 and that includes supervisory positions," said Maureen Marion, a spokesperson for the Postal Service.
North country Congressman Bill Owens (D. - 21st District) blasted the decision and called it "outrageous."
7 News caught up with some customers outside the Post Office in Watertown to see what they had to say.
"It's really not going to affect me at all. I think it's just a sad thing this is happening because it will affect a lot of people," said Sandra Bolton.
The Postal Service usually needs Congressional approval to make changes, but the agency says it has figured out a legal way to do it without lawmakers.
Thursday, July 31, 2014, Watertown, NY
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