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USPS to end normal Saturday delivery on August 1st

In an effort to save billions, the US Postal Service announced that it will in fact be cutting Saturday delivery from its schedule starting August 1st. From that point on, you’ll only be getting mail Monday through Friday… and a bunch of mail workers lost jobs.

It’s unclear at the moment whether the Postal Service has the authority to quit delivering letters on Saturdays. Previously, it has said it needs Congress to change current law to do so.

However, two sources confirmed for CNN that the plan includes an end to Saturday mail service except for package delivery, which has seen growth in the past few years. The Postal Service has been borrowing billions of dollars from taxpayers to make up for shortfalls caused by a 2006 congressional mandate, under which it has to pre-fund healthcare benefits for future retirees. Technological advances have also led to a decline in first-class mail, which most consumers use to stay in touch and pay bills. The situation turned particularly dire last year — the agency twice defaulted on payments totaling $11 billion, and it exhausted a $15 billion line of credit from the U.S. Treasury.

The move to end Saturday service is only expected to save a few billion dollars, far less than the tens of billions the Postal Service needs.


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  15. slytherynn reblogged this from iheartchaos and added:
    Fuck this. As a businessperson, this infuriates me. Shipping on Saturdays is actually important. :/
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    aw. well that’s not cool at all.
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