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Local postal workers rally against end of Saturday delivery

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A local branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers held a Take Action Rally Sunday to provide facts about the ending of Saturday delivery.  

Hundreds of local letter carriers gathered in Decatur Sunday, as part of a nationwide rally to keep Saturday mail service. They even passed out flyers asking the public for support.

"American people deserve six days a week by the United States Postal Service," said union leader Ben Jackson.

Cindy Chreiman has worked for the postal service for 25 years. She told CBS Atlanta News that many of her customers who are elderly depend on her.

"I know my customers. I know what they need and what they expect from me. I'm a rolling post office," said Chreiman.

The workers told CBS Atlanta News that the recent vote by Congress to keep the six-day delivery at least until September is not good enough.

"I think it's time to go on ahead and solidify our six-day delivery permanently," said Jackson.

The said, a loss of Saturday mail delivery would mean a loss of thousands of middle class jobs in Metro Atlanta, and tens of thousands of jobs across the country.

They told CBS Atlanta News the loss of jobs would affect entire families. Many of the workers had their family right by their side during the rally.

Jamie Hawkins of Lilburn is about to retire. He told CBS Atlanta News it was still important for him to show up to help remaining workers get the word out.

"It means the public can watch us and they know what's going. A lot of people coming by today, they didn't know what was going on," said Hawkins.

The rally was sponsored by the NALC Branch No. 73.

CBS Atlanta News reached out to the local management for a comment. But was told all comments will have to come from Washington.

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