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POSTAL FACTS: April 20, 2016

What reporters and commentators are writing and saying about the Postal Service, and how NALC members and leaders are making their voices heard.


National Association of Letter Carriers Comments on Importance of Postal Service to Central Oregon (Cascade Business News)

NALC President Fredric Rolando had a commentary piece in the April 20 edition of Cascade Business News, the business publication for Central Oregon. The piece responded to an earlier CBN editorial that emphasized the importance of quality and timely postal services for the region, but that said that to restore this, residents need to sacrifice Saturday delivery.

Click here to read the commentary.

Letter: Voters can choose mail ballots without being away from home (TCPalm)

West Palm Beach, FL Branch 1690 letter carrier Kevin Byrne’s letter to the editor of TCPalm ran on April 13.

Click here to read the letter.

The USPS is facing tough times, and Congress isn't helping (The Keene Sentinel)

An editorial in The Keene [NH] Sentinel explains how the impact of the recent expiration of the exigent rate increase goes beyond saving a couple of cents on first-class stamps—and how USPS is subject to the whims of Congress.

Click here to read the editorial.

Another blow to USPS (The Register-Guard)

The day the U.S. Postal Service’s exigent rate increase expired, The Register-Guard, a large newspaper in Eugene, OR, published a thoughtful editorial about USPS.

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