WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- As expected, the U.S. Postal Service proposed to move first-class mail delivery to a 2-3 day standard to try to help turn around its cash problems.
"The U.S. Postal Service must reduce its operating costs by $20 billion by 2015 in order to return to profitability," David Williams, Network Operations vice president, said in a release. "The proposed changes to service standards will allow for significant consolidation of the postal network in terms of facilities, processing equipment, vehicles and employee workforce and will generate projected net annual savings of approximately $2.1 billion."