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POSTAL FACTS: March 16, 2015

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


On March 6, KSL-TV in Salt Lake City aired a story about a community’s reaction to Layton, UT Branch 4506 letter carrier Brent Coulam’s retirement after 42 years. Residents, who told KSL that Coulam always had looked out for them, collected money to send him to Hawaii as a retirement present.

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Boston, MA Branch 34 letter carrier John Bachman, who was featured in a recent Bloomberg/Businessweek story, also was pictured March 1 in USA Today on page 3.

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Maine State Association Education Director John Curtis’ letter to the editor of Bangor Daily News ran on March 10.

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Idaho State Association President John Paige was quoted in a March 15 Idaho State Journal story about postal workers’ efforts to protect mail service in Eastern Idaho.

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Paige had a letter to the editor published in Twin Falls’ Times-News on March 12.

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On March 9, Federal Times reported on new Postmaster General Megan Brennan’s plans to press for postal reform legislation during the 114th Congress.

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Also on March 9, Federal Times wrote about the positive impact package delivery is having on the Postal Service’s culture as well as finances.

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