Local letter carriers say they’re happy with the decision. They say cutting to five-day delivery would be detrimental to the postal service because it would give private companies an advantage.
“Not only are they not going to save money on labor costs, it’s going to cost them money in lost revenue. The lost revenue is then going to drive the postal service further and further down,” said letter carrier Tom Gates.
The branch president of the National Association of Letter Carriers says one major problem with the current postal service is that it prepays for medical and retirement benefits for future workers.