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Letter carriers protest plan to end Saturday delivery

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Updated: 3/25/2013 11:58 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- About 200 members and supporters of the local branch of the national association of letter carriers gathered Sunday in front of the main post office to have their voices heard.

The group believes the postmaster general's effort to end Saturday delivery could cost jobs.

“What we are trying to do today is we've got about 200 letter carriers to come out to show that they need six-day delivery kept,” said Richard Griffin, vice president of the Nevada State Association of Letter Carriers. “The postmaster general has said he's going to eliminate one day of delivery on Saturday, and we're trying to let the American public know that's a bad idea.

“The estimates we have right now is that it's going to eliminate between 30,000 and 40,000 jobs nationwide and probably between 200 and 250 jobs here in Las Vegas.”

The original plan was to end Saturday delivery by August, but the recent budget agreement keeps Saturday delivery secure at least through the end of September.
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