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    Updated August 1, 2012    

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The Diane Rehm Show
The future of the U.S. Postal Service

August 1, 2012 -- On Aug. 1, NALC President Fredric Rolando reached a couple of million radio listeners as a guest for an hour-long discussion about the Postal Service on NPR's "Diane Rehm Show." Rolando kept the discussion on track about the facts regarding the Postal Service's financial problems, and took every opportunity to return to prior comments by the others on the panel to set the record straight. Rehm provided Rolando with the chance to give the last word, where the president spoke of the value of America's postal service.

Click here to listen to the segment.
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to view the show’s web page and to read comments about the segment.

Also on Aug. 1, Ron Nixon of The New York Times wrote a story about the so-called "default." The article included some good points and quoted NALC President Fredric Rolando: “Congress has failed to deal with the unfair and unaffordable financial burden of pre-funding, which is the one thing that could provide the Postal Service some much-needed breathing room to address its long-term challenges in a strategic way. In short, Wednesday’s default won’t be committed by the Postal Service, but by Congress.”

Click here to read the story.


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