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State postal workers protest Saturday cutbacks

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NEW HAVEN, CT (AP) -

Postal Service workers across Connecticut are urging their agency's boss to reconsider ending Saturday mail delivery, saying the plan would cause mail delays, hurt small businesses and increase costs.

Dozens of letter carriers were among more than 200 people who rallied Sunday on the New Haven Green to protest the proposed end of Saturday mail deliveries. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro also were on hand.

The Postal Service says ending Saturday delivery will save the financially troubled agency $2 billion a year. A spending bill approved by Congress last week appears to continue the requirement for six-day mail delivery, but some lawmakers and postal officials say plans to cut Saturday service should proceed.

Postal workers also are worried that 22,500 letter carriers nationwide would lose their jobs.

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