CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 200 irate postal workers attended a hastily-arranged rally on Wednesday in Bronzeville, and put their stamp of disapproval on Postmaster General Patrick Donohoe’s plan to eliminate Saturday mail deliveries.
The letter carriers cheered as their union leaders called for Donohoe’s resignation, and said eliminating Saturday deliveries would put the Postal Service into a downward spiral.
“This is coming from our CEO,” said National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 11 President Mack Julion. “This is coming from the person who’s supposed to be advocating on behalf of our organization, and every time he’s opened his mouth, it’s doom and gloom. If he don’t want to do his job, or he has no vision for our company, then he needs to get the hell out of the way, and they need to put somebody in charge who’s willing to grow this business.”