The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 requires the USPS pay $5.5 billion a year to pre-fund pension benefits for 75 years.
"If we're not delivering, someone else will," said Walter Brummage, of Fairmont.
Many letter carriers at the rally said while they know a five-day schedule would mean job loss, their main concerns are for customers.
"For some, Saturday might just mean getting a lot of junk mail, but for others that might be the day their medicine comes," said John Casto, of St. Albans. "We want to bring to people's attention that the postmaster general doesn't speak for everyone," he said, referring to Patrick Donahoe telling lawmakers cutting Saturday delivery would save the agency $2 billion a year.
"He just took a guess," McKay said about the amount.
Elaine Harris, with the Communication Workers of America, said unnecessary expenses must be need trimmed in order to save the USPS.
"And it's the people at the top who aren't on the front lines getting to make the decisions," she said. "This is serious business.
"They deliver us the mail in, like their motto says, 'rain, sleet, hail or snow', so I came to show support," Harris said.
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