Bright future possible, postmaster general tells rural carriers

In Buffalo visit, Patrick Donahoe tells National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association changes must be made to way Postal Service does business.

The U.S. Postal Service could have a bright future if it reduces its size and pares down mail delivery to five days a week, but it needs Congress to change the amount of money it must set aside for retiree health care benefits, U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe told hundreds of rural letter carriers gathered at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center this morning.

Donahoe, who also toured the Postal Service’s William Street facility while in Buffalo today, reiterated his call for changing the way the organization does business as more people turn to online services to pay bills and the Postal Service continues to see losses.

The changes will include a final decision expected by the end of next year on the future of the William Street station, which has been spared closure during the first phase of a Postal Service restructuring plan.

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