The Nation's John Nichols:
The Senate Can and Should
Save the Postal Service
April 18, 2012 -- "The United States Postal Service is not broke," wrote The Nation's John Nichols in a blog post dated April 18. "Yet, this week, the US Senate is debating about whether to advance a scheme that would begin a process of downsizing that...accepts the notion that the postal service's future is one of closures and cuts. Ultimately, that downsizing points the postal in a direction where privatization could be inevitable." Nichols quotes NALC President Fredric Rolando, who says, "Nothing is inevitable about the so-called decline of the U.S. Postal Service."
April 17's edition of MSNBC's "The Ed Show" featured more coverage of Tuesday's Senate debates as well as host Ed Schultz's take on the real reasons behind the Postal Service's financial problems.
NALC Region 14 National Business Agent John Casciano spoke about the Postal Service's financial situation in the April 18 Boston Globe. “We think that eliminating Saturday delivery would be the beginning of a death spiral for the Postal Service, he said.
An article in the April 16 edition of Washington Square News, the student newspaper for New York University, profiles the professor behind the "Save The Post Office" blog and quotes President Rolando.