postal crisis http://kbia.org en Despite storm, postal workers rally for Saturday delivery http://kbia.org/post/despite-storm-postal-workers-rally-saturday-delivery <p></p><p>Despite the winter storm, postal workers rallied against the proposed removal of Saturday deliveries.</p><p>Workers and supporters sloshed around in front of the Post Office’s main branch in downtown St. Louis, carrying signs that read “Missourians for 6 Day.”</p><p>“These people understand the importance of their job, the importance of delivering six days a week, and the role that we play in the community,” said Kevin Boyer, Missouri state president of the National&nbsp;Association of Letter Carriers.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 13:10:42 +0000 Tim Lloyd 30929 at http://kbia.org Despite storm, postal workers rally for Saturday delivery Rural post offices hoping for a break http://kbia.org/post/rural-post-offices-hoping-break <p>The US Postal Service is hemorrhaging money &ndash; over the past year, it lost more than $5 billion. To staunch the negative cash flow, the postmaster general is looking at closing nearly 3,700 post offices &ndash; the vast majority in rural America. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update,&nbsp;KBIA&#39;s Austin Fax checks in to some very small towns where post offices may be on the chopping block.</p><p> Wed, 30 Nov 2011 15:35:23 +0000 Jacob Fenston 4444 at http://kbia.org Rural post offices hoping for a break