U.S. Postal Service to Drop Saturday Mail in August
Fox News reports the move will save about $2 billion and will not affect package delivery.
The U.S. Postal Service will announce the end of Saturday mail delivery this morning, according to Fox News.
"What's being reported is one of those things that we are looking at as another possible cost-cutting measure," said Michael Miles, spokesperson for the Atlanta District of the USPS. "So for now it's part of a study that we are looking at over the next five years to reduce our costs."
The change only applies to first-class mail deliveries. Packages, mail-ordered prescriptions, priority and express mail will still be delivered on Saturdays.
Saturday mail delivery will end in August. The move, which does not affect package delivery, is expected to save $2 billion annually, the report indicated.
On Tuesday, The Huffington Post reported that Hallmark Cards, Inc. has hired lobbyists who will ask Congress to keep Saturday delivery and consider other cost-saving measures.
According to the report, postal workers say the move could result in the loss of 80,000 jobs.
"It's just another one of those things we are looking at too," said Miles.
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Joni Hubred-Golden contributed to this report.