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"A service downgrade seems a sure way to ensure its demise," the DJ Journal wrote in a weekend editorial about USPS plans to slow mail delivery, effective Jan. 5.

“Anything that you might imagine that comes in one day now will be delayed to two or three days," Bradley Todd, secretary-treasurer of the Springfield [MO] Local APWU, told Ozarks First. People will lose about a day or two on mail headed outside of Springfield, the union told KY3-TV.

And in an Op-Ed column in the Denver Post, NALC President Fredric Rolando wrote that the Postal Service's financial difficulties are "a tale of red ink driven not by technological progress but rather by flawed public policy."