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The Alliance of Nonprofit Mailers is resigned to the US Postal Service stopping delivery on Saturdays.
USPS made the announcement this week - without approval by Congress - that Saturday delivery will cease on Aug. 5, under the USPS proposal. The announcement was made in advance to give bulk mailers time to adjust, and also for time to work out any problems from the postal union or legislators. Postmaster General Patrick Donohue said in a press conference that he expects the union to file suit, as about 22,500 postal jobs will be affected by the move, according to Direct Marketing News.
Packages and mail addressed to post office boxes will continue to be delivered on Saturday. Post offices also will continue to open on Saturdays.
The alliance reacted swiftly to the announcement with resignation.
"Nonprofit mailers, who depend on affordable and reliable mail delivery, wish that Saturday delivery were continued. But we have to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it were, and the reality is that letter mail volume is declining in virtually every advanced economy in the world. Nonprofit mailers will adapt to the proposed change." Details: www.nonprofitmailers.org.