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Brad Choat
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Union letter carriers hold rally outside main post office on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in support of keeping Saturday delivery. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Union letter carriers hold rally outside main post office on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in support of keeping Saturday delivery. (KMOX/Brad Choat)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A driving snow didn’t stop the letter carriers on Sunday afternoon.

Several dozen union members turned out for a rally in front of the main post office in downtown St. Louis.

They chanted “Six Days-All the Way” in support of stopping the U.S. Postal Service from dropping Saturday mail delivery as a cost-saving measure.

Kevin Boyer of Columbia represents city carriers throughout Missouri, “We’re out there in the community, in the neighborhoods, checking on the elderly for these people who don’t have someone to check on them every day. We are the eyes and ears for the neighborhoods we deliver in.”

Boyer says he doesn’t understand how a company like the Postal Service that makes $ 70 billion per year can justify cutting Saturday delivery to save $2 billion, while giving up 15% of its business.

Bill Lister represents letter carriers in the St. Louis area, “The Postal Service is a cornerstone of a trillion-dollar printing industry that employs over 7 million people. We don’t want to lose 7 million jobs. We can’t afford that. Keep six-day delivery.”

The St. Louis rally was a part of a National Day of Action for union letter carriers.

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