Postal workers rally in Youngstown to keep Saturday delivery


Postal workers rally in Youngstown to keep Saturday delivery

By BOB JACKSON

news@vindy.com

YOUNGSTOWN

Chanting slogans such as “USA for six-day,” and “Don’t let Donahoe disobey, deliver mail on Saturday,” area postal workers and their families tried Sunday afternoon to rally support for a congressional mandate to continue mail delivery six days a week.

They are part of a group called Delivering for America.

At issue is a decision by U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to cut Saturday delivery of most mail, beginning in early August. If Donahoe’s plan goes into place, only parcels would be delivered on Saturdays. It’s part of a cost-cutting plan that Donahoe has said is necessary to keep the postal service operational.

“We want to create awareness and get the public more involved in this,” said Henry Gomez, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers Local 385. He said about 100 such rallies took place at postal locations across the country Sunday.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on vindy.com.

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