AGRIBUSINESS: Farm Group Opposes USPS Delivery Cuts

The US postal service announced last Wednesday to cut Saturday mail delivery – planning for 5-day mail delivery – in order save $2 billion each year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says the move will complicate future efforts at comprehensive postal service reform; USPS not only needs congressional support with this proposal, but also union cooperation for the proposal to move employees to a health insurance program through the Postal Service.

However, the plan to move to 5-day mail delivery has upset labor leaders so much that two unions have called for dismissal. The National Farmers Union is against this proposal – saying it will negatively impact the economy.


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