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POSTAL FACTS: Feb. 18, 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.


NALC President Fredric Rolando has a commentary piece in the Feb. 19 edition of Norwich, CT’s The Bulletin. The piece responded to the paper’s prior editorial. “Despite conventional ‘wisdom,’ the agency’s finances are rapidly improving,” Rolando wrote. “It’s nonsensical to degrade postal networks that have returned to profitability.”

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NALC President Fredric Rolando had an op-ed in the Feb. 13 Nogales International, a newspaper that covers Santa Cruz County, AZ, responding to a recent editorial that ran in that paper. “Slowing the mail and the other ways the Postal Service seeks to degrade service…isn’t necessary,” he wrote, because “the financial rationale postal officials cite simply doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.”

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In a Feb. 11 op-ed, Rolando responded to a news story in The Dodgeville [WI] Chronicle that lamented the slowing of the mail and recycled USPS’ talking points about the need to close 82 mail processing plants in 2015. “Slowing the mail isn’t all the Postal Service aims to do,” he wrote. “It's been vocal about its efforts to degrade service in other ways as well.”

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In a Feb. 12 commentary in Racine’s The Journal Times, Racine, WI Branch 436 letter carrier Jody Spencer asked readers to contact their congressional representatives to support pro-postal legislation.

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On Feb. 11 Carmel, IN Branch 888 letter carrier Ronnie Roush had a letter to the editor in The Indianapolis Star.

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