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AFL-CIO IA president's statement on Saturday delivery cancellation

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

Ken Sagar, President of the Iowa Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, released the following statement Wednesday:

"Today the Post Master General announced his intentions to stop Saturday mail delivery, except for packages," Sagar wrote. "It is regrettable that the Postal Service is caught up in a political crisis caused by an uncooperative Congress. A Congress that is requiring them to pre-fund retiree expenses 75 years into the future. The requirement is costing the post office billions of dollars to fund and the employees have neither been hired nor, in some cases, even born yet.

"No mail delivery on Saturday will cause undue hardship on the economy, impact rural Iowans, and increase work load on the letter carriers - especially on Mondays and delivery days after a holiday. This action will impact over 22, 000 postal employees and millions of Americans from small business to the elderly and the disabled.

"This is yet another step towards denying the Americans the universal postal service that they deserve."

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