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Letter Carriers Rally Outside Bismarck Post Office

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50 letter carriers deliver a message to congress this afternoon in Bismarck, and their message is clear.

Six-day mail delivery is important to many North Dakotans.

Earlier this week, Congress passed a continuing resolution to protect Saturday delivery through September 30.

But the Postmaster General still plans to end it in August.

Scott Boehm says in addition to eliminating more than 22,000 jobs, it will also hurt American business, increase delivery costs, and delay the mail even more.

He says the Postal Service does not need to cut services.

Instead, they should develop innovative ideas to move forward.

<<"E-commerce is huge right now. There's a ton of people ordering things off the internet. And we're delivering these packages at a higher rate. We actually have our competitors bringing parcels to the Postal Service because we go to every address. We go to every mailbox to deliver them. And it's more cost-effective for the postal service to deliver those packages then it is our competitors," says Scott Boehm, President of the Bismarck National Association of Letter Carriers.>>

Rallies were held in every state at post office's across the nation.

Today's rally in Bismarck was the only one held in North Dakota.

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