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POSTAL FACTS: June 5, 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.


Misconceptions dishonor U.S. mail (The Columbus Dispatch)

Logo for Atlanta Journal ConstitutionOn May 27, Ohio’s The Columbus Dispatch ran a commentary-length letter by NALC President Fredric Rolando that focused on the value of letter carries and the U.S. Postal Service, postal finances and the recent Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive.

Click here to read the piece.

Blame Congress for U.S. Postal Service fiscal woes (The Mercury)

On May 26, Pottstown, PA’s The Mercury ran a commentary-length letter by President Rolando.

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Trump's Fix for Post Office's Deep Losses: Cut Back Saturday Delivery (The Wall Street Journal)
President Trump’s 2018 budget resurrects unpopular USPS cost-cutting initiatives (Linn’s Stamp News)
NALC’S Rolando: Trump budget ‘a missed opportunity’ on postal reform (Press Associates)

Rolando was quoted in a May 26 story in The Wall Street Journal about postal proposals in the Trump administration’s budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2018. He also was quoted in stories on the same topic by Linn’s Stamp News on May 27 and by Press Associates on May 26.

Click here to read The Wall Street Journal’s story (via MSN; it also was posted on the Fox Business and Morningstar websites).
Click here to read Linn’s Stamp News’ story.
Click here to read Press Associates’ story (PDF).

Let’s vote by mail (Times-News)

Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of Twin Falls’ Times-News ran on May 29 and in the Idaho State Journal, Idaho Press-Tribune and Idaho Falls’ Post-Register on May 30.

Click here to read the letter in the Times-News.
Click here to read the letter in the Idaho State Journal.
Click here to read the letter in the Idaho Press-Tribune.
Click here to read the letter in the Post-Register.

New laws are anti-worker (Lexington Herald-Leader)

Kentucky State Association of Letter Carriers President Bob McNulty’s letter to the editor of the Lexington Herald-Leader ran on June 2.

Click here to read the letter.