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Postal Workers' Six-Day Rally

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Originally, budget cuts would have eliminated Saturday delivery in August of this year.

A new spending bill passed by congress continues six- day mail delivery, but some lawmakers and even some postal officials say Saturday delivery should stop to save money.

Local postal workers are rallying to make sure that doesn't happen.

Members of the National Association of Letter Carriers, along with members of the community rallied in support of keeping Saturday mail delivery.

"We're the postal service. Once you start eliminating service, then we go into another factor."

The number one factor...jobs.

"The most important factor is, we want to save jobs. You eliminate Saturday delivery, you're looking at 35,000-40,000 jobs can be eliminated for that one day."

Supporters say, there's a long list of others this could affect.

"There are veterans, there are, elders, there are seniors, there are disabled. Just the everyday person like me, that receives mail. Important stuff that we need to have on a 6-day work week."

Bishop Ronnie Crudup says his church would be affected.

"We get a lot of various parcels and other things that don't just come during the regular week."

Those rallying for 6-days say the fight will continue.

One report says eliminating Saturday delivery could save as much as two-billion dollars a year.

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