Postal workers stage protest in McAllen

Rio Grande Valley postal workers are fired up and pushing a bill that would take them out of the red without having to cut services.

"Help us save the postal service," said Cindy Martinez with the Postal Workers Union.

Postal workers rallied in front of U.S. Congressman Ruben Hinojosa's Mcallen office on Tuesday.

Hinojosa said Republicans in Congress are trying to cut operating costs of the postal service, which is threatening jobs in the Valley.

"We can make some changes that will reduce the operating expenses of the postal service but not in the way that they are proposing because they're talking about hurting the pension fund and the retirement program," said Hinojosa.

The U.S. postmaster general has proposed everything from cutting thousands of jobs to closing facilities and even ending Saturday delivery.

The McAllen rally was one of nearly 500 rallies across the country on Tuesday.