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POSTAL FACTS: Nov. 10, 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.


USPS red ink is Washington’s (The Washington Times)

In a letter to the editor in the Nov. 10 Washington Times, NALC President Fredric Rolando explained Postal Service operating profits and the bedrock values and principles that USPS represents.

Click here to read the letter.

Postal worker recalls exhausting rescue mission (The Gainesville Sun)

Gainesville, FL Branch 1025 member Alan Symonette, NALC’s 2015 Eastern Region Letter Carrier Hero of the Year, was featured in a Nov. 9 front-page story in The Gainesville Sun.

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Last route for local mail carrier after 52 years (WOOD-TV)

Grand Rapids, MI Branch 56 letter carrier Tom Nauta was featured in an Oct. 30 story on WOOD-TV about his retirement following 52 years of service with USPS.

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Surry resident honored, named ‘Hero of the Year’ for labor book (The Weekly Packet)

Maine Merged Branch 391 member John Curtis, NALC’s 2015 Humanitarian of the Year, was featured on Oct. 29 in a story in Blue Hill, ME’s The Weekly Packet about the honor.

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Vietnam vet has bullet removed after nearly 50 years (The Repository)

Canton, OH Branch 238 letter carrier Ray Bourquin, an Army veteran, was featured on Oct. 28 in a story in Canton’s The Repository.

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Two letter carriers recognized by district manager (The Free Press)

Kinston, NC’s Free Press ran a story on Oct. 22 about Kinston Merged Branch 1044 member Mitch Hamilton, who received a certificate of recognition for  assisting an elderly customer during a snowstorm in February. The story also noted that Hamilton’s fellow member, Terry Moten, was honored at the same time for his 35 years of federal service—25 with USPS and 10 with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Bera Honors Hero Mail Carrier with Congressional Certificate (KTXL-TV)

Carmichael, CA Branch 4494 letter carrier Scott Gallegos, NALC’s 2015 National Hero of the Year, received a certificate on Oct. 18 from Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) in recognition of that heroism.

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Letter: Vote by mail (The Idaho Statesman; Twin Falls Times-News)

Idaho State Association President John Paige’s letter to the editor of The Idaho Statesman ran on Oct. 18. A similar letter appeared Oct. 11 in Twin Falls’ Times-News.

Click here to read the letter in The Idaho Statesman.
Click here to read the letter in the Times-News.