The NALC responds to recent
In September, the nation’s postal workers were
subjected to some misleading attacks in the news media.
For example, a panel of conservative guests on the
Fox Business Network's "Money Rocks" program recently trotted out
the notion that the United States Postal Service is no longer relevant
and should be privatized. But in an odd twist, that contention quickly
fell by the wayside when one guest said postal workers were "thoroughly
unskilled labor who should be bumped down" to drive cabs -- but
couldn't be because African immigrants were taking the taxi-driving
jobs. That led the other guests to call him "a nasty racist"
and more, and a shouting match ensued.
Since then, National Association of Letter Carriers
President Fredric Rolando has appeared on the program twice to present the facts as well as the letter carriers' side of the story. (Video clips of those appearances should be available soon.)
Also, California Rep. Darrell Issa penned an op-ed
piece for The Washington Times that blithely
ignores many of the financial realities the Postal Service faces.
For example, much of his column dealt with a supposed taxpayer bail-out
of the Service—when in fact no one is requesting a bail-out
or help from taxpayers. Rolando's reply appeared in the paper a few days later.
Click here to read the e-Activist Message regarding the NALC's endorsement of Rep. Issa.
National Association of Letter Carriers
President Fredric Rolando said that such developments make clear once
again just how much letter carriers have at stake in November’s
congressional elections, in making sure that anti-labor forces do
not gain control of Congress.