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Postal Workers Hold Rally In Old City To Gain Support For Continuation Of Saturday Mail Delivery

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By Suzanne Monaghan

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Postal worker from Philadelphia and surrounding counties held a rally at the B. Free Franklin Post Office in Old City on Sunday advocating that the U.S. Postal Service should continue Saturday delivery.

More than 100 postal workers and concerned citizens gathered to gain support for continuing Saturday mail delivery.

Cutting service means cutting jobs and the group wants Congress to take action.

“We need Saturday delivery.  And I am concerned in this country where we are not creating more jobs that we are talking eliminating jobs.”

Others argue ending Saturday service could create additional financial problems.

“If there was no holiday delivery and say it was a holiday week, you wouldn’t receive mail from Friday to Tuesday. And the credit card companies are not going to open their windows for payments.”

Not a problem for those who pay bills online, but advocates of Saturday service say it is a potential problem for senior citizens, or those who can’t afford or have access to the internet.

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