Postmasters allege USPS closing POs on Saturday to ‘skew’ numbers to support 5-day delivery

About 40 postmasters from throughout Northwest Missouri gathered at the Old School House in Cameron, Mo., to discuss the proposed closings, what the postal service is doing wrong and what they suggest be done.

 Unlike the public Postal Service meetings occurring throughout the state this month to discuss rural post office closings, the meeting consisted only of postmasters. Due to what they described as intimidation tactics from the U.S. Postal Service, no one outside of two people wished to be identified to the News-Press. One of them that did made sure to be vocal for those who couldn’t speak.

 Alleging the Postal Service was intimidating employees and closing offices on Saturday to skew future numbers to pass on to Congress to allow offices to move to a five-day work week, Kelly McCartney, vice president of the National League of Postmasters, stated what other postmasters were already saying — closing rural offices would be an ineffective cost-saving measure.

source: Tempers flare at meeting – Postmasters, lawmakers discuss possible post office closures – News Press Now, St, Joseph, MO