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Letter Carriers Protest Eliminating Saturday Mail

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Letter carriers across the country are protesting the postal service's efforts to cut Saturday mail delivery. Dozens of mailmen and women from across North Dakota protested outside the federal building in Bismarck. The move to a 5 day service is estimated to save USPS $2 billion a year, but the National Association of Letter Carriers says it would do more harm than good. They claim it will delay mail, cut off rural communities, hurt small businesses and increase Saturday package rates. Protestors also say it could hurt their jobs. 

Scott Boehm with the Bismarck National Association of Letter Carriers says, "They're looking to cut a day of delivery which is going to eliminate up to 22 thousand 500 hundred letter carrier jobs."

Congress passed a provision in federal government funding legislation Thursday that may save Saturday mail delivery, but the postal service is still fighting to end it.

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