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POSTAL FACTS: January 31, 2019

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

Stamp prices go up but USPS is still hemorrhaging massive amounts of money 

President Fredric Rolando provided needed balance on Jan. 29 to a story on postal finances by the CBS TV affiliate in Cleveland, WOIO, by discussing the 2006 congressional mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits. 

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America’s Work Force Radio Examines Privatization of the U.S. Postal Service 

In a lengthy Jan. 31 interview on Cleveland-based AWF (America’s Work Force) radio, Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe discussed the strength and solidarity of letter carriers/NALC, the issues of privatization and pre-funding, and the food drive.

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Chicago Winter Warmth Tips: From Extra Gloves To Hot Potatoes 

In the throes of the Polar Vortex hitting the Midwest, Chicago public radio station WBEZ quoted Branch 11 President Mack Julion and 23-year letter carrier Dominique White in a Jan. 29 story on the best ways to keep warm outside. 

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It's Time to Stop Demonizing Public-Sector Employees  

In a Jan. 28 commentary piece for Mormon Press, Branch 231 legislative officer and 27-year letter carrier Eric Ellis explained why letter carriers are unaffected by government shutdowns and also expressed support for fellow public employees affected by the recent federal shutdown. 

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