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POSTAL FACTS: Oct. 14, 2014

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’s op-ed in The Desert Sun ran on Saturday, Oct. 4. The president refuted the claims about the Postal Service made by a columnist. The Desert Sun is a Gannett newspaper that serves Palm Springs and the growing desert communities of Southern California. 

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One activity on the agenda of this week’s Minnesota State Association of Letter Carriers convention this week is a rally to protest the planned closure of more than 80 mail processing centers nationwide, including one in Duluth. A Public News Service story about the convention, the rally and other issues quoted Scott Dulas, the state association’s vice president.

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Bakersfield, CA Branch 782 letter carrier Alex Dang recently retired after 47 years of service. A columnist for The Bakersfield Californian wrote about how Dang’s customers commemorated this milestone.

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As it gears up for the busy holiday package- and greeting card–delivery season, the Postal Service is encouraging those intimately familiary with mail delivery—retired letter carriers—to take on part-time work as holiday carrier assistants. And their earnings won’t affect their retirement benefits. 

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With Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) chairmanship of the House committee with USPS oversight set to expire at the end of the year, speculation is under way about who will take his place. The Salt Lake Tribune wrote about one possible candidate for the position: Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).

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