What a difference a month makes! More than 92% of the comments submitted to the Postal Regulatory Commission in June regarding the number of mail delivery days favored six-day delivery.
That 2716-223 margin in favor of keeping Saturday delivery was a huge turnaround from April and May, when (as detailed in Comments to PRC Favor 5-Day Delivery) 56% of the relevant comments favored going to five or fewer days of delivery.
It wasn't just postal employees who came to the defense of six-day delivery; most of the support came from people who identified themselves as customers, according to a summary the PRC released today.
More than one-fifth of those who supported six-day delivery said the overfunding of pensions and the so-called pre-funding of retiree health benefits should be corrected before service is reduced. Another 357 people made comments falling into the category of "Reduce Exec compensation/mgt levels/reorganize".
The most commonly mentioned concerns regarding elimination of Saturday delivery had to do with prescription medicines and increased unemployment.