Protest to Protect Saturday Mail

March 24, 2013 Updated Mar 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

March 24, 2013 Updated Mar 24, 2013 at 11:52 PM EDT

Cheektowaga, NY (WKBW) - Some Saturday delivery from the post office may soon be a thing from the past -- but not if a group of protesters have anything to do with it.

Letter carriers and supporters rallied in front of the Cheektowaga Post Office on Sunday to maintain a six day deliver schedule.

In February, the United States Post Office announce it would limit mail delivery to Monday through Friday. That would eliminate Saturday mail delivery.

Lawrence Kania, the President of the National Association of Letter Carriers says "the elimination of six-day delivery would cost us roughly about 150 full time positions in Western New York. Across the country we're talking about 80,000 full time jobs, good paying union jobs."

Cutting Saturday mail delivery nationwide would save the post office two billion dollars a year.

The new schedule was supposed to start the week of August 5th, but Congress passed legislation requiring six-day delivery.

Under the new schedule, only packages would be delivered Monday through Saturday.

The law now goes to President Obama to sign.