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Talking Points: A guide for branch leaders on the postal financial crisis; the truth about the Postal Service and the need for congressional action.PDF
Rolando: Service cuts have no place
in budget deal. NALC President Fredric Rolando was quoted in The Hill for a story about the ongoing budget talks. The Washington Post quoted President Rolando in its continued coverage of the shooting of letter carrier Tyson Barnette. On Nov. 27, The Post published a follow-up story on the shooting. A writer for the Yahoo! finance blog “The Exchange” expressed his delight in receiving a package on a Sunday.
NALC plays prominent role
in coverage of USPS financial report. NALC President Fredric Rolando was quoted in most news stories about the Postal Service’s Fiscal Year 2013 financial report, which showed that USPS made $600 million in profit delivering the mail in FY2013. Click through for quotes in The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN Money, Bloomberg Businessweek, Reuters, The Hill, the Associated Press and Federal Times. Also, a Los Angeles Times columnist explores some possible reasons behine congressional hostility toward the Postal Service.
Amazon’s Sunday plan further crumbles
the wall between week and weekend. NALC President Fredric Rolando was quoted in a Page 1 Washington Post story about the Postal Service’s partnership with Amazon to deliver packages on Sundays. Rolando’s commentary piece in the Nov. 13 Palm Springs, CA Desert Sun effectively rebutted an earlier anti-postal piece in that paper. Idaho State Association President John Paige had a letter to the editor published in the Twin Falls Times-News. Letter carriers were among those taking part in a Veterans Day parade in Key West, FL, on Nov. 11.
USPS could thrive
without pre-funding burden. NALC President Fredric Rolando’s letter to the editor of The Washington Times ran on Friday, Nov. 1. A story posted on The Hill’s “On The Money” website covered some of the problems that key senators have with the Carper-Coburn postal bill, S. 1486. South Florida Branch 1071 letter carrier Jesus Malvarez rescued a customer who said she was having chest pains. Men's Health magazine ran a story about 2013 NALC Special Carrier Alert Hero Jason Jones, a member of Cleveland Branch 40.
Letter carrier saves house from burning down, then continues on his route.The Huffington Post published a story about Detroit letter carrier Darrian Crutcher, who helped battle a house fire at a home on his route. The article also noted other letter carrier hero stories, including links to stories about two 2013 NALC Heroes of the year. Kentucky State Association of Letter Carriers President Bob McNulty’s letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader ran on Oct. 22. A letter writer in New York’s Newsday on Oct. 23 demonstrated his understanding of how the pre-funding mandate has hurt the Postal Service.