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POSTAL FACTS: Dec. 29, 2015 (updated)

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


Misinformation abounds about postal service; culprit is pre-funding (Echo Press)

NALC President Fredric Rolando had a commentary piece in the Dec. 23 Echo Press, which serves Alexandria, MN. It corrected a Dec. 16 editorial the paper ran that, while talking about USPS' importance, also blamed the Internet, unions, pensions and more for poor customer service at USPS.

Click here to read the piece.

Royal Oak postman helps deliver answers to Santa letters (The Daily Tribune)

Royal Oak, MI Branch 3126 letter carrier John Dick was featured in a story for Royal Oak's Daily Tribune about his work helping to deliver answers to letters to Santa Claus. The story was picked up by the Associated Press and also appeared in such news outlets as The Detroit News and The Washington Times, as well as on WWTV-TV and WFQX-TV.

Click here to read the original story in The Daily Tribune.

Holiday hero: Postal carrier saves woman’s father’s life in East Orange; friendship blooms (FiOS1 News)

New Jersey Merged Branch 38 letter carrier Garfield Scott was featured on FiOS 1 News in New Jersey on Dec. 17. He recently saved a woman’s father by breaking down the elderly man’s front door and finding him on the floor after having had a stroke. Scott, who is also an EMT, rendered aid—and then went back to delivering his route.

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On the road with a letter carrier (WMPT-TV)

York, PA Branch 509 letter carrier Brion Durgin was featured in a Dec. 20 story on local Fox TV affiliate WPMT-TV.

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Why rental trucks might be harder to find in December (The Washington Post)

NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber’s comments in this Dec. 15 Washington Post story on rental trucks and holiday deliveries not only helped to shape the perspective and improve the quality of the story, they helped lead to USPS being the first agency mentioned.

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Santa couldn’t manage without the post office (Deming Headlight)

Deming, NM newspaper columnist Algernon D'Ammassa on Dec. 20 expressed his praise for letter carriers and the Postal Service, especially at holiday time of year. (Hat tip to Las Cruces, NM Branch 2905 Secretary Frank Jackson for alerting us to this story, which also appeared in the Las Cruces Sun News.)

Click here to read the column.