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Letter carriers fight Bond's block of postal reform package

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Letter carriers picket outside the Clayton office of Sen. Kit Bond (R-MO).

By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The National Association of Letter Carriers says the bill would give the Postal Service more control over rates and curb declining revenues.

The group's Art Buck says it also addresses a pension escrow account the Postal Service has been over funding:

"And that's a big reason why postage rates are going up two cents in January because we did not get postal reform legislation passed," Buck said. "Senator Bond has been the big hold-up of that.

Bond was not available for comment. But a spokesman says the senator will not allow the Postal Service to subsidize junk mailers by raising rates for residents.


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