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TODAY’S TOPICS: Oct. 10, 2014

News items from various industry corners that could have an impact on letter carriers:

Who's next? Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is coming to the end of his term as chairman of the House committee with USPS oversight. Letter carriers need to keep a sharp eye on who’s campaigning to replace him. (Government Executive)

Slower mail, slower news: Mail delays brought on by USPS’ planned plant closures could also slow delivery of mailed newspapers, and the National Newspaper Association shares the concerns of the Postal Service’s Inspector General that there doesn’t seem to be much planning in the agency’s “plan.” (Republic Monitor, Perryville, MO)

Advantage, us: Being a letter carrier isn’t for everyone. But one psychologist reasons that our job comes with many advantages over others—not least of which is access to “a strong union.” (Psychology Today)