Postal Service Plans To End Saturday Mail Deliveries

Move could save the Post Office up to $2 bln a year.

The U.S. Postal Service plans to end Saturday mail delivery as soon as August to cut financial losses, a change Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said it can make without Congress’s approval if necessary.

The service, which lost $15.9 billion last year, said it would continue six-day deliveries of packages, deliver mail to post-office boxes and keep open retail locations that now operate on Saturdays.

‘Disastrous’ Move

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers union, called the move “disastrous” and said Donahoe should resign or be ousted.

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