Postal Cutbacks Blocked by Melissa Rakestraw

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Postal worker Melissa Rakestraw reports on a retreat in the attack on the post office.
SocialistWorker.org
April 16, 2013

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A PLAN to eliminate Saturday mail delivery and slash postal jobs has been canceled for now, according to an April 10 statement from the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors.

Specifically, the board said Congress required the post office to continue 6-day delivery in a continuing budget resolution passed last month. The Government Accountability Office had also issued an opinion that Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe didn’t have the legal right to unilaterally end Saturday delivery.

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