The United State Postal Service (USPS) has discussed dropping Saturday delivery several times in the past. Often, the USPS cites budget concerns and has proposed the five-day delivery schedule as a solution, an option many are unhappy with. So now we're hearing a different approach, and it jumps on the "go green" bandwagon. The USPS is saying reducing emissions is a primary reason for dropping Saturday deliveries. Clearly you can't argue with a company trying to save the environment, right?

According to the USPS' recent proposal, its hard to argue against dropping a day of delivery. How does reducing emissions by 503,000 metric tons sound? Or that eliminating a day's delivery has the same environmental impact as removing 96,000 vehicles from our roads a year! These are just a few ways to show that eliminating one day of delivery is really driven by a desire to save the planet.

The USPS is taking this "green" approach to try to gain support and overcome the powerful unions that are resisting the move to eliminate a delivery day because it will result in the loss of 40,000 jobs. Environment versus jobs? We don't want to be the ones to make that choice.

[Source: Examiner]


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