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Statement on election results

On Tuesday, voters turned out in record numbers for the mid-term elections to decide the balance of power in Congress and in state legislatures. In Washington, Democrats will take over control of the House of Representatives for the first time since 2010 when the 116th Congress is sworn in January 3, 2019. In the Senate, Republicans increased their majority with a couple of races still not officially resolved. Below is a statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando regarding the midterm election.

“For the last two years, there has been one-party control of the House, Senate and White House. For letter carriers this imbalance has yielded numerous proposals attacking the jobs, benefits and bargaining rights of our members as well as efforts to dismantle and privatize our employer,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando. “With Democratic leadership in the House, there will not only be a line of defense to fight back against proposals that could potentially harm letter carriers but also a more balanced approach to how decisions regarding our jobs and employer are made.”

“NALC will continue to support those who support us and the 116th will be no different,” continued Rolando. “With over 88 new faces coming to Congress from both parties, we are committed to building bridges on both sides of the aisle and finding solutions to the issues that face letter carriers and their families. We congratulate all of the newly elected members on their victories and look forward to working with them.”

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