Post Office to continue mail delivery on Saturdays
Jennifer Lee Preyss
April 10, 2013 at 9 p.m.
Updated April 10, 2013 at 11:11 p.m.
Crossroads residents are speaking out about Wednesday's Congressional decision to continue Postal Service on Saturdays. Congress banned the Postal Service's plan to shift from a six-day workweek to a five-day workweek. The original proposal, announced in
A statement released Wednesday by the Postal Service stated they still advocate reducing their delivery schedule, which would save approximately $2 billion in annual costs. They also stated they were disappointed with Congress' decision, but will follow the law.
Here's a look at what some are saying locally about the decision.
"It doesn't make a difference to me. If people still want their stuff to be delivered on Saturdays, they can use a different service. I feel bad for the postal workers who may lose their jobs, or have to find another job to supplement income loss."
Cara Pena, 31, Victoria
"I think it's great because it's nice to get mail on Saturdays. But in general, I think what Congress is doing to the Postal Service is criminal. They're being treated unfairly." Mike Padough, 68, Victoria
"I think it should continue. The volume of mail has picked up, especially with more people buying things from the Internet and having them delivered to the home." Ann Garfield, 55, Victoria
"They should keep it going on Saturday. Some people who may not get their mail on Friday, who receive Social Security and Welfare checks, can't wait until Monday to get their mail." Mack Doss, 54, Victoria