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POSTAL FACTS: Dec. 30, 2016 (updated)

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


Postal service struggles leave Bay Area residents searching for their mail (San Jose Mercury News)

NALC Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe provided input in an in-depth Dec. 22 San Jose Mercury News story about the region’s postal situation. Renfroe’s context and analysis addressed the increase in packages, the volume of political mail, the overall financial situation and more. The story also quoted San Mateo Branch 1280 Executive Vice President Sandra Dieffenderfer.

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Letter: Postal Service posts end-of-year profit  (Kokomo Tribune)
Postal Service figures show thriving system (The Journal-Gazette)

Carmel, IN Branch 818 President Ronnie Roush’s letter to the editor of the Kokomo Tribune ran on Nov. 23. The same letter ran in Fort Wayne’s The Journal Gazette on Dec. 4.

Click here to read the letter in the Kokomo Tribune.
Click here to read the letter in The Journal-Gazette (scroll down on the page).

United States Postal Service in 2017 (Idaho State Journal)
Make changes to improve Postal Service (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of the Idaho State Journal ran on Dec. 27. His similar letter to the editor of the Idaho Press-Tribune ran on Dec. 28.

Click here to read the letter in the Idaho State Journal.
Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Press-Tribune.

Berkeley Heights Letter Carrier Saves Elderly Man's Life (New Providence Patch)

A story about New Jersey Merged Branch 38 letter carrier Pricipelina Mendes’ actions to save the life of a senior citizen on her route ran on Dec. 27 in the New Providence Patch.

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Postal workers put their stamp on San Angelo (San Angelo Standard-Times)

San Angelo, TX Branch 1203 letter carriers Jeramy House and Jerry Moran were featured in a Dec. 29 story in the San Angelo Standard-Times.

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For mail carriers, Christmastime is a ‘year in a month’ (Bangor Daily News)

Central Maine Merged Branch 391 letter carrier Adam Hall was featured in a Dec. 25 story in Bangor Daily News.

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Kenosha postal worker honored as hero for stopping gas leak (WTMJ-TV)

Kenosha, WI Branch 574 member Debra Zaionc was featured in a Dec. 21 story on Milwaukee's WTMJ-TV.

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Delivering Packages In The Bitter Cold (KDLT-TV)

Sioux Falls, SD Branch 491 letter carrier Tim Durham was featured in a Dec. 19 story on KDLT-TV.

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One of ‘Santa's helpers’ shares his 32 years of answering children’s letters (WSYR-TV)

Oswego, NY Branch 190 member Larry Woods was featured in a Dec. 21 story on WSYR-TV.

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Busy mail day for the holidays (WTXF-TV)

Philadelphia Branch 157 NALC member Paul Weidman was featured in this news story on WTXF-TV.

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‘Just keep moving’—USPS mail carrier copes with cold on busiest day of the year (WSBT-TV)

South Bend, IN Branch 330 NALC member Joe Zanker was featured in this Dec. 19 story on WSBT-TV.

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Postal carriers feel heat on busiest mailing day of the year (The Buffalo News)

Buffalo-Western New York Branch 3 NALC member Renee Gronowski was featured in this Dec. 19 story in The Buffalo News.

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