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Talking Points: A guide for branch leaders on the postal financial crisis; the truth about the Postal Service and the need for congressional action.PDF
Rallying to keep six-day mail service. Letter carriers from Hammond, IN Branch 580 and Crown Point, IN Branch 1624 rallied at the Highway of Flags Veterans Memorial in Highland, IN, on Sunday, June 9, in support of retaining Saturday mail delivery service. The rally was covered by the Post-Tribune and Hammond’s The Times. BusinessWeek'sJune 7 issue included a spirited Q-and-A with Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the sponsor of H.R. 630. DeFazio explained why postal reform is such a big issue for him. A Washington Free Beacon story about federal agencies’ mailing policies contains some good quotes from NALC President Fredric Rolando.
Has Congress made it impossible
to keep USPS solvent? In the May 26 Los Angeles Times, a Washington bureau reporter examined Postal Service finances and interviewed NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber. A May 29 Federal Times article indicates that the Postal Service is not taking full advantage of its existing agreement with the APWU to save money. A Philadelphia high school student interning at the Philadelphia Inquirer made her journalism project a look at the relationship between social media and the Postal Service and quote NALC President Fredric Rolando.
Americans still like the Postal Service
May 24, 2013. The May 24 Government Executive had an interesting story on a poll about the public's attitudes toward the Postal Service, showing among other things support for continued Saturday delivery, a strong reliance on postal services and a desire to see more services offered at post offices. Making the survey all the more intriguing is that it was conducted solely among Americans who use the Internet.
The road ahead. On April 24, NALC President Fredric Rolando served on a panel during the annual PostalVision 2020 conference in Washington. Rolando and his fellow panelists discussed “The Road Ahead” for the Postal Service. The Nation’s John Nichols discusses Rep. Peter DeFazio's (D-OR) “rare step” of posting a petition on the White House's “We The People” website.
June 14, 2013—Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) discussion draft of a possible postal reform bill received some coverage in the news media. The first person quoted in a story about it in The Washington Post was NALC President Fredric Rolando. In fact, the president was the only one quoted other than Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE).