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NALC holds national ‘USA for 6-Day’ rallies

March 25, 2013 — Letter carriers across America rallied on Sunday, March 24 in support of maintaining Saturday mail delivery service.

“Our fight is about the cost of losing Saturday mail delivery and how it would affect people in each and every state,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando (r), who led one such rally in Boston.

Across America, thousands of letter carriers joined friends, family, co-workers and community coalition partners at specified post offices in major media centers, holding signs and wearing T-shirts reflecting the feelings of the citizenry.

Photos

Click below to browse NALC’s official Flickr photostream to see pictures taken at many events all over the country. (And check back for updates as more photos will continue to be added.)

News media coverage

Below is just a sampling of links to news media coverage of the March 24 day of action. Please check back, as more will be added as they come in to NALC Headquarters. Submit yours to postalrecord@nalc.org.

NATIONAL

AFL-CIO Now Blog: Special Delivery: Across the Nation, Message Is Save Saturday Delivery

Examiner: USA for 6 day mail delivery

Workers Independent News:

Alabama

Birmingham, The Birmingham News: Postal workers, others rally downtown against possible elimination of Saturday service

Mobile, WPMI-TV: Protesters Fight to Keep USPS Saturday Service

Montgomery, Montgomery Advertiser: Postal carriers, union members call for continuation of six-day mail service

Alaska

Anchorage, KTUU-TV: Anchorage Postal Workers Rally to Protect Saturday Mail Delivery

Arkansas

Little Rock, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: Letter carriers rally for 6-day delivery at LR Post Office

Little Rock, WLTX-TV: Postal workers rally to save Saturday delivery

California

Fresno, The Fresno Bee: Postal workers protest plans to halt Saturday mail

Fresno, KFSN-TV: Valley protest to save USPS Saturday mail

San Diego, KFMB-TV: Protesting the plan to get rid of Saturday mail delivery

San Diego, East County Magazine: Hundreds protest Postal Service cuts at “Delivering for America” rally in San Diego

San Francisco, KGO-TV: Protests held in SF over cuts in Saturday mail service, job cuts

San Jose, KTVU-TV: Locals rally to show support for U.S. Postal Service

Colorado

Denver, KUSA-TV: Colorado mail carriers protest proposed cutbacks

Denver, Denver Post: Postal carriers and their supporters protest a plan to stop Saturday deliveries

Connecticut

Greenwich, Greenwich Time: Hundreds rally for Saturday mail

New Haven, Associated Press: Conn. postal workers protest Saturday cutbacks

New Haven, New Haven Independent: Postal Carriers Make A Sunday Delivery

New Haven, New Haven Register: Postal workers rally on New Haven Green for Saturday delivery

New Haven, WTNH-TV: Letter carriers protest plans for 5 day delivery

Stamford, Stamford Advocate: Hundreds rally for Saturday mail

Delaware

Wilmington, Wilmington News Journal: Postal workers protest end to Saturday service

District of Columbia

Washington, DC Metro Council, AFL-CIO: "No Closures, No Cuts!" Say Postal Service Workers

Washington, WJLA-TV: Letter carriers protest Saturday mail cutback

Washington, WTTG-TV: Postal workers rally to protest plan to stop Saturday mail delivery

Florida

Daytona Beach, The Daytona Beach News-Journal: Daytona postal workers rally to keep Saturday delivery

West Palm Beach, The Palm Beach Post: About 150 gather at West Palm Beach post office to protest proposed end of Saturday mail delivery

Georgia

Atlanta, WGCL-TV: Postal workers rallie for continued Saturday service

Augusta, The Augusta Chronicle: Postal workers rally in favor of keeping Saturday delivery

Columbus, WTVM-TV: Postal workers against ending Saturday deliveries

Guam

Dededo, KUAM-TV: Letter carriers rally to save Saturday deliveries

Idaho

Boise, KBOI-TV: Postal workers protest cutting Saturday mail

Boise, KTVB-TV: Letter carriers rally to save Saturday delivery

Pocatello, Idaho State Journal: Postal Protest: Fighting plan to end mail deliveries on Saturdays

Pocatello, The Oregonian: Idaho letter carriers protest plans to cut Saturday mail delivery

Pocatello, KPVI-TV: Local Post Office Protest

Pocatello, KIFI-TV/KIDK-TV/KXPI-TV: Letter carriers protest cutback in delivery days

Illinois

Chicago, Chicago Sun-Times: Postal workers rally to protest plan to stop Saturday mail delivery

Chicago, Progress Illinois: Illinois Letter Carriers Rally Against Elimination Of Saturday Mail Delivery

Chicago, WREX-TV: Area letter carriers rally in Chicago to support Saturday service

Chicago, WFLD-TV: Postal workers protest plan to end Saturday mail delivery

Chicago, WLS-TV: Postal workers protest plan to cut Saturday mail delivery

Chicago, WMAQ-TV: Postal Workers Protest Ending Saturday Delivery

Moline, WQAD-TV: Protests rise from the Postal Service delivery changes

Springfield, WICS-TV: Neither Rain, Nor Snow Stops Post Office Rally

Indiana

Columbus, The Republic: Letter carriers, others picket outside OH post office to oppose proposed mail delivery cuts

Elkhart, WSJV-TV: Postal workers protest end to Saturday service

Iowa

Des Moines, Des Moines Register: Protesters in Des Moines send message: Keep six-day mail service

Des Moines, KCRG-TV: Demonstrators Back Six Day Mail Delivery

Des Moines, KTIV-TV: Des Moines demonstrators back 6-day mail delivery

Des Moines, KTTC-TV: Des Moines demonstrators back 6-day mail delivery

Des Moines, WHO-TV: POST OFFICE: Protests Over Service Reduction

Des Moines, WOI-TV: Des Moines demonstrators back 6-day mail delivery

Des Moines, WOWT-TV: Iowa Postal Workers Back 6-Day Mail Delivery

Kentucky

Lexington, Lexington Herald Leader: Protesters rally in Lexington to keep Saturday mail delivery

Louisville, WHAS-TV: Postal workers rally to keep 6 day work week

Lousiana

Baton Rouge, The Advocate: Postal service workers rally in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, WAFB-TV: Local US postal workers rally against proposed service changes

New Orleans, WDSU-TV: Postal workers rally to save Saturday delivery

Maine

Augusta, Maine Public Broadcasting Network: Maine Postal Workers Protest Proposed Delivery Cuts

Portland, WCSH-TV: Postal workers rally for Saturday delivery

Portland, WMTW-TV: Postal workers protest in Portland

Presque Isle, WAGM-TV: Postal protest

Maryland

Baltimore, Baltimore Business Journal: Postal workers rally to keep Saturday mail delivery

Baltimore, WJZ-TV: Postal Workers Rally To Keep Saturday Mail Delivery

Gaithersburg, The Gazette: Letter carriers, supporters rally in Gaithersburg to keep Saturday delivery

Hagerstown, Herald-Mail: Local postal workers rally to keep Saturday delivery; video

Hagerstown, WHAG-TV: Honk for Six-Day Mail Service

Michigan

Battle Creek, Battle Creek Enquirer: Postal workers protest end to Saturday service

Detroit, Detroit Free Press: Hundreds protest proposal to get rid of Saturday mail delivery

Detroit, The Detroit News: Michigan postal workers rally to save Saturday delivery

Detroit: WDIV-TV: Postal workers protest end to Saturday service

Grand Rapids, The Grand Rapids Press: Grand Rapids picketers target ailing Postal Service's plan to trim Saturday delivery

Grand Rapids, WKZO-TV/WTVB-TV: Postal workers protest cut of Saturday delivery

Grand Rapids, WZZM-TV: Dozens protest to save Saturday mail delivery

Lansing, Lansing State Journal: Local protesters picket plans to trim mail delivery to 5 days

Southfield, Observer & Eccentric: Rally protests post office plan to drop Saturday delivery

Minnesota

Duluth, Duluth News Tribune: Rallying to protect US Postal Service

Duluth, KDLH-TV: Postal Service Workers, Supporters Rally to Keep Saturday Mail

Minneapolis, Pioneer Press: Dayton joins others at Minneapolis postal rally for six-day week

Minneapolis, WCCO-TV: Rally Held To ‘Protect’ Saturday Mail Delivery In Mpls.

St. Paul, Union Advocate: Gov. Dayton rallies support for preserving Saturday mail delivery

St. Paul, Workday Minnesota: Gov. Dayton rallies support for preserving Saturday mail delivery

Mississippi

Biloxi, The Sun Herald: Postal workers rally in Gulfport to save Saturday mail delivery

Gulfport, WLOX-TV: Postal workers want to deliver mail on Saturdays

Missouri

Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missourian: Rally seeks to keep six-day mail delivery

Kansas City, The Kansas City Star: Saturday mail delivery rally

Kansas City, KSHB-TV: Postal workers march against USPS reform legislation

St. Louis, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Local letter carriers protest plan to end Saturday delivery

St. Louis, St. Louis Business Journal: Postal workers protest cutting Saturday delivery

St. Louis, KMOX-TV: Letter Carriers Rally In The Snow

St. Louis, KTRS-AM: Letter carriers protest the end of Saturday mail deliveries

Springfield, KOLR-TV: Letter Carriers Protest Planned USPS Changes

Springfield, News-Leader: (1) Springfield postal worker protest; (2) Postal workers rally in Springfield

Nebraska

Lincoln, KLKN-TV: Local letter carriers: "Keep Saturday delivery"

Lincoln, Lincoln Journal Star: Postal workers protest plan to nix Saturday delivery

Nevada

Las Vegas, KSNV-TV: Letter carriers protest plan to end Saturday delivery

Las Vegas, KTNV-TV: Local letter carriers rally against eliminating Saturday mail service

Reno, KOLO-TV: Protesters Speak Out Against 5-Day Mail Service

Reno, Reno Gazette-Journal: Proposed elimination of Saturday mail delivery sparks protest in Reno

New Jersey

Perth Amboy, My Central Jersey: Local day of action for USPS results in large support for six days a week delivery

New Mexico

Albuquerque, KOB-TV: Group opposed to Saturday postal service elimination

Albuquerque, KRQE-TV: Postal workers protest service change

New York

Albany, Times Union: Rally for 6-day mail

Buffalo, The Buffalo News: Hundreds rally in Cheektowaga to save six-day mail service

Buffalo, WIVB-TV: Postal workers rally to keep Sat. mail

Rochester, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle: Nearly 300 rally to keep Saturday mail delivery

Syracuse, WSTM-TV/WTVH-TV: Postal workers firmly stamp their opposition to Saturday closings

Syracuse, Your News Now-TV: Postal workers protest plan to cut Saturday mail service

Syracuse, Your News Now-TV: Local 'Delivering for America' Rally at Post Office

Troy, The Record: Postal workers: Eliminating Saturday delivery not the right route

North Carolina

Charlotte, The Charlotte Observer: Postal workers picket at Carmel Road office against 5-day delivery plan

Charlotte, WBTV-TV: Letter carriers rally for their jobs

Charlotte, WCNC-TV: Letter carriers rally to continue weekend deliveries

Charlotte: WSOC-TV: Letter carriers hold rally to support Postal Service

Raleigh, News Observer: Postal workers picket, rally near Capitol against 5-day delivery plan

North Dakota

Bismarck, KFYR-TV: Letter Carriers Protest Efforts to Cut Saturday Delivery

Bismarck, KXMB-TV: Letter Carriers Rally Outside Bismarck Post Office

Minot, KMOT-TV: Letter Carriers Protest Efforts to Cut Saturday Delivery

Ohio

Akron, WAKR-AM: Ohioans rally to support Saturday mail delivery

Cincinnati, The Cincinnati Enquirer: Post office rally supports Saturday mail delivery

Cincinnati, WCPO-TV: Demonstrators gather to protest send of Saturday mail delivery

Cincinnati, WKRC-TV: Rally Held at Queensgate Post Office To Save Delivery

Cleveland, WKYC-TV: Post Office workers rally for six-day delivery

Cleveland, WTAM-AM: Postal workers protest cuts

Columbus, WBNS-TV: Concerns Over Saturday Mail Delivery Costs Hitting Local Levels

Columbus, WSYX-TV: Mail carriers rally outside statehouse to keep Saturday mail service

Toledo, WTOL-TV: Area postal workers protest end of Saturday delivery

Youngstown, Tribune Chronicle: Postal workers hold rally

Youngstown, Vindicator: Postal workers deliver message: Don’t stop 6-day service

Youngstown, WFMJ-TV: Postal workers looking for your help to save Saturday mail

Youngstown, WKBN-TV: Local Postal Service Workers Rally to Keep Saturday Mail

Oklahoma

Omaha, WOWT-TV: Carriers Rally To Keep Saturday Mail Delivery

Tulsa, KWTV-TV: Oklahoma Letter Carriers Fight For Saturday USPS Delivery

Tulsa, Tulsa World: Rally held to keep six-day mail

Oregon

Eugene, KCBY-TV: Dozens protest postal service changes at downtown office

Roseburg, KPIC-TV: Dozens protest postal service changes at downtown office

Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, WPMT-TV: Postal workers rally to save six-day delivery schedule

Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh protesters back Saturday mail service

Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: In North Side, over 250 protest proposal to end Saturday mail delivery

Scranton, WNEP-TV: Postal Protest In Scranton

South Carolina

Columbia, WACH-TV: Hundreds protest 5 day postal delivery service

Columbia, WLTX-TV: Postal workers rally to save Saturday delivery

Greenville, WHNS-TV: Letter carriers, customers protest Postal Service cuts

South Dakota

Rapid City, Rapid City Journal: U.S. Postal Service employees protest ending Saturday mail delivery

Rapid City, KOTA-TV: Unhappy mail carriers protest potential cuts

Sioux Falls, Argus Leader: Video, photos: Rally aims to keep Saturday mail

Sioux Falls, KELO-TV: Letter Carriers Rally For Six Day Service

Sioux Falls, KSFY-TV: Postal carriers rally to save Saturday mail delivery

Tennessee

Chattanooga, Times Free Press: Tennessee mail carriers rally for Saturday delivery

Chattanooga, WDEF-TV: Postal workers protest cuts in jobs and service

Chattanooga, WRCB-TV: Postal workers rally to save 6-day delivery

Nashville, WSMV-TV: Rally held to save Saturday U.S. mail service

Nashville, WTVF-TV: Postal Workers Rally Against Saturday Cuts

Texas

Corpus Christ, KIII-TV: Area Postal Workers Protest Cutback of Saturday Mail Delivery

Corpus Christi, KRIS-TV: Postal Workers Rally For Six Day Service

El Paso, KDBC-TV: Local letter carriers rally to keep 6-day work week

Utah

Salt Lake City, KSL-TV: Postal workers rally to save 6-day delivery

Salt Lake City, KTVX-TV: Post Service employees rally to keep six-day mail delivery

Salt Lake City, KUTV-TV: Postal Workers Rally to Keep Saturday Delivery

Virginia

Richmond, WWBT-TV: Mail carriers rally for six day delivery

Roanoke, The Roanoke Times: Postal workers protest end of Saturday delivery (features quotes from NALC President Emeritus James Rademacher)

Washington

Seattle, KOMO-TV: Letter carriers: Sat. delivery cutbacks won't save Postal Service

Seattle, The Stand: Washington State says: Save 6-day delivery!

Spokane, KHQ-TV: Letter Carriers Stand Against The Elimination Of Saturday Deliveries

West Virginia

Charleston, WCHS-TV: Postal Workers Rally In Charleston Against Service Cuts

Charleston, Sunday Gazette-Mail: Letter carrier rally for Postal Service

Huntington, WSAZ-TV: Supporters Rally for USPS Saturday Deliveries

Wisconsin

Eau Claire, WEAU-TV: Postal problems: Local mail carriers speak out against end of Saturday service

Ellsworth, Pierce County Herald: Plans to save Saturday mail underway

Green Bay, WBAY-TV: Local Postal Workers Hold Rally for Saturday Mail Delivery

Green Bay, WDEZ-TV/WTAQ-TV: Postal workers statewide rally to save Saturday mail delivery

Milwaukee, WUWM-FM, Letter Carriers and Customers Rally to Save Saturday Mail Service

—Special thanks to Ann Sutherland and Peter Morscheck for their help in finding news item links
   
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