The Charleston Gazette:
Congress handcuffs Postal Service
April 5, 2012 -- NALC President Fredric Rolando’s op-ed, in response to a March 28 editorial in The Charleston (WV) Gazette, was published April 5. “The editorial attributes the USPS‘s financial woes to the Internet, unions, cheap long-distance telephone and competition from UPS and FedEx,” Rolando wrote. “But these factors were around in the mid-2000s, when the Postal Service had billions of dollars in profits and mail volumes were at record highs. The problems, clearly, lie elsewhere.“
NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber discussed the pre-funding mandate in a post for the USPS Office of the Inspector General’s “Pushing the Envelope” blog. “Restructuring must take priority over pre-funding now,” he wrote. “No other agency or private company faces such a mandate.”
On April 4, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz discussed postal reform with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the author of S. 1853.