2013-02-21 / Top News

Papers want Saturday delivery

Following the Postal Service’s recent announcement regarding Saturday mail delivery, the National Newspaper Association issued the following statement:

“The U.S. Postal Service’s announcement that it intends to maintain Saturday delivery of packages but abandon delivery of newspapers on Saturday is an indication USPS is moving further and further away from the universal service the American public expects,” NNA President Merle Baranczyk, Publisher of the Mountain Mail, Salida, Colo., said.

“This unfortunate decision sees packages as profitable but forgets the importance of money in the mail for small businesses and thousands of American communities who depend upon local newspaper delivery on Saturdays,” Baranczyk added.

“The National Newspaper Association has a long record of supporting six-day delivery. It is regrettable the inaction of Congress to deal with the unfair requirements it imposed upon the Postal Service in 2006 has led USPS to make such a discriminatory choice. NNA disagrees with both the policy decision and the legal reasoning behind it. We hope to still work with the Postal Service on a plan to ensure timely delivery of newspapers.”

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