Letter: Congress Caused USPS Woes
July 11, 2012 -- NALC President Fredric Rolando's July 3 letter to the editor of Lakeland, FL's The Ledger provided readers some additional context regarding the Postal Service's financial situation—and also pointed out some apparently conflicting postal reform messages from Lakeland's own Rep. Dennis Ross. “If Congress truly wants to fix the Postal Service, instead of needlessly dismantling the world's best delivery network,” Rolando wrote, “Ross and his colleagues must start over.”
South Florida's Sun Sentinel quotes Region 9 RAA Kenneth Gibbs in a story about proposed mail service cuts. “To eliminate services wouldn’t be wise,” he said. “We live in South Florida, where we have a large community of elderly people. We certainly don’t want to make it more difficult for them to get to and from the boxes.”
A July 11 story in The Washington Post discussed letter carriers' role under the Cities' Readiness Initiative in responding to possible bioterror attacks.
And a letter writer in July 5's Washington Post had some praise for letter carriers, noting our commitment during recent extended power outages in the DC Metro area.