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POSTAL FACTS: Jan. 9, 2017 (updated)

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


Appropriate reforms can keep Postal Service strong (Daily Herald)

NALC President Fredric Rolando’s letter to Illinois’ Daily Herald ran on Jan. 9. The letter was in response to a good Jan. 4 column about the U.S. Postal Service. Rolando’s letter added information about the broader value of letter carriers and USPS.

Click here to read the letter.

Rolando: Postal Service business is up, deficit is all politics (The Mercury News)

Rolando’s commentary in San Jose, CA’s The Mercury News ran on Jan. 4. The Mercury News ran an in-depth news story last Friday on the situation with mail delivery and staffing shortages in the San Francisco Bay area, a story that included input from NALC Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe and San Mateo Branch 1280 Executive Vice President Sandra Dieffenderfer. Rolando’s piece further explains postal finances as well as the overall value of USPS and letter carriers.

Click here to read the commentary.

Rural postal service, carriers (Carlsbad Current-Argus)

Rolando had a commentary piece in New Mexico’s Carlsbad Current-Argus, in which he explained the importance of the U.S. Postal Service and letter carriers and outlined the agency’s financial situation and the way forward. Rolando’s Jan. 4 commentary responded to an earlier column in the newpaper about postal reform.

Click here to read Rolando’s commentary.

Postal carrier walks 12 miles a day (The Topeka Capital-Journal)

Topeka, KS Branch 10 member Nicole Hodge was featured in a Jan. 3 story for The Topeka Capital-Journal.

Click here to read the story.

MAIL: Keep it public (The Coeur d’Alene Press)
Letter: Privatizing Postal Service would hurt rural Idaho (Twin Falls Times-News)

Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of The Coeur d’Alene Press ran on Jan. 4. His letter to the editor of Twin Falls Times-News ran on Jan. 6.

Click here to read the letter to The Coeur d’Alene Press.
Click here to read the letter to Twin Falls Times-News.