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Rally to save Saturday mail delivery

A rally to save Saturday mail delivery was held in North Syracuse on Sunday.

NORTH SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) - A rally to save Saturday mail delivery was held in North Syracuse on Sunday.

Dozens of postal carriers and supporters marched with signs in front of the East Taft Road Post Office.

The cash-strapped United States Postal Service is considering cutting letter delivery on Saturdays to save money. It would still deliver packages.

Although President Obama is set to sign a short term funding plan that would require Saturday distribution to continue through September 30th, people at the rally said nothing is certain after that.

"The Post Master General’s already said, five days, just a start. I’ll go to four, to three, to two. Where does it stop? And then it seems like they’re going to want to privatize the post office and ultimately it’ll cost you six dollars probably to send a letter to California versus 46 cents,” said NALC Branch 134 President Jim Lostumbo.

Lostumbo said the public has a lot at stake if letters are not delivered on Saturdays, especially senior citizens, those that live in rural areas and businesses.

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