Postal Service after receiving thousands of dead baby chicks due to shipping delays.
The state's postal workers blamed the slowdown on a bill championed by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, that "weakened the Postal Service" — and faces a tough re-election battle this fall.
At least 4,800 chicks shipped to Maine farmers through the USPS have arrived dead in recent weeks, the Portland Press Herald reported.
"This is a system that's always worked before and it's worked very well until these changes started being made.".
"But the reality is that it impacts service standards and, whether intentionally or not, this changes the time frames that our customers receive the mail.".
Collins said on the Senate floor in 2006 that it was "not a perfect bill" but "I am convinced it will put the U.S.
Collins, he continued, "helped set the stage for the current attacks on the postal service. »