As PostalReporter reported on Monday, Potter said it’s possible that USPS can remove a second day of delivery. But the media did not pick up on this comment posted on the Washington Post website.
Postmaster General John Potter leads a cry for retrenchment
Potter expects that unions will make concessions during negotiations this year, but William Burrus, president of the American Postal Workers Union, warned otherwise. “I’m not going to make any concessions,” Burrus said. “He’s trying to deny services to the American public through the service reductions. All of this is designed to accelerate significant savings and become a delivery arm of major mailers. “The value of going to four days — removing a second day — is even greater,” he said. Although no such plans exist, Potter said that Tuesdays are the second-slowest day of the week.