Missouri Postal Carriers Respond To Changes

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Postal carriers in Missouri are split on plans by the U.S. Postal Service to eliminate mail delivery on Saturday.

Springfield postal carrier Colleen Smith said she understood the need for the move. “We’re just like any other company that has to reform,” she said. “We have to do something to save the post office. If we don’t do something, there will be no postal service.”

Brenda Beattie, who has worked for the post office for 17 years, said eliminating Saturday delivery will negatively affect employees who deliver the mail on Saturdays.

Missouri’s senators also sounded off on the decision Wednesday. Sen. Claire McCaskill voiced opposition to the move. Sen. Roy Blunt expressed skepticism regarding the Postal Service announcement.

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