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TODAY’S TOPICS: Nov. 5, 2014

Slim vs. none: Postal unions such as NALC are teaming up with mailers to jump-start postal reform in Washington. NALC President Fred Rolando told The Hill that the goal is to stabilize a critical American institution, and anything that makes sense is on the table. (The Hill)

Unconventional wisdom: That postage rates won't be going up in January hasn't made headlines, nor has how USPS’ unions have contributed to the agency’s continued success. The growing package-delivery market can only help continue to thrive. (Postal Vision 2020)

Holding out for a hero: The Postal Service should be thriving, but the mandate to pre-fund future retiree health benefits continues to siphon money -- and USPS' plan to further reduce service standards leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Could postal banking be USPS’ “killer app”? (Esquire)