Saturday Mail Delivery Is Going To Stay Put
Senator Tester has been standing strong against the US Post Office since they announced they were considering cutting Saturday mail delivery.
Today the USPS decided to not pursue cutting Saturdays. Senator Tester Said:
Rural America depends on reliable and efficient mail delivery, which is why Congress has required 6-day mail.
Preserving Saturday delivery is a step in the right direction, but we still have more work to do to put the Postal Service on sound financial footing.”
The Postal Service is struggling financially in part due to the 2006 law – enacted before Tester was a member of the Senate – that requires the Postal Service to prepay retirement benefits of postal employees at a rate higher than necessary.
I’m sure small Montana communities will be happy for that.