Letter carriers arrive for convention
with worries for future
July 30, 2014—On Sunday, July 20, a positive story in The Philadelphia Inquirer about NALC and the convention led the paper’s Business section. Near the top of the story, the reported noted that USPS is largely past the recession, is figuring out how to deal with the Internet, and that the major issue now is the “highly unusual” pre-funding law. The story quoted Region 12 National Business Agent Bill Lucini, Camden Merged, NJ Branch 540 President Chuck Goushian and NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber.
A July 22 story by a reporter from the Philadelphia group of CBS-affiliated radio stations featured Portland, OR Branch 82’s Kevin Card, who is on assignment to NALC Headquarters as a special assistant to the president for workers’ compensation. Card spoke about how letter carriers are busier than ever delivering packages seven days a week.
On July 14, Federal Soup quoted NALC in an article about USPS’s announced closure of 82 mail procession plants.