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POSTAL FACTS: Dec. 3, 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.


Delivering the goods (The Economist)

NALC President Fredric Rolando had a letter in The Economist (online on Dec. 3, in print Dec. 4) that rebutted an earlier Economist article that was dismissive of the U.S. Postal Service and had a headline asking how an organization can lose $5 billion in a year. The weekly magazine, published in London, has about 5.3 million readers, more than half of them in the United States—including political, business and intellectual leaders.

Click here to read the letter. | PDF version here.

The Post Office Ain’t Broken. It’s in Profit, So Why ‘Fix’ It? (Newsweek)

NALC President Fredric Rolando had a commentary piece in Newsweek, rebutting a piece that took a highly one-sided view of the USPS annual report and USPS finances. Rolando’s piece informed Newsweek readers of USPS’ actual status.

Click here to read the piece on Newsweek’s website. (subscription may be required)
If you can’t access the piece on Newsweek’s website, click here to download a PDF copy.

USPS in the black again (Kearney Hub)

Kearney, NE Branch 312 President Ken Nickerson had a letter to the editor in the Kearney Hub on Nov. 28.

Click here to read the letter.

Postal Service Predicts Record Holiday Season (Twin Falls Times-News)
Get those holiday packages mailed early (Idaho Press-Tribune)

Idaho State Association President had a letter to the editor run in two newspapers: the Twin-Falls Times News on Nov. 22, and the Idaho Press-Tribune on Nov. 19.

Click here to read the letter in the Twin Falls Times-News.
Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Press-Tribune.