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POSTAL FACTS: Feb. 12, 2018 (Updated)

What reporters and commentators are writing and saying about the Postal Service, and how NALC members and leaders are making their voices heard.

Taking a closer look at the Postal Service (Dayton Daily News)

NALC President Fredric Rolando’s commentary in the Dayton Daily News ran Friday, providing information about the Postal Service and its value to the country.

Click here to read the article.

USPS Q1 FY 2018 financial report

On Feb. 9, the Postal Service released its financial statement for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of October, November and December 2017. News coverage of the financial report was largely helpful to NALC’s efforts to show the underlying importance of USPS but also the need for public policy fixes to address the financial situation. Federal News Radio and Government Executive, two outlets that cater to a Washington, DC policymaker audience, covered the report. While their coverage tended to focus on the net red ink and mail volume softness, they also reported on some of the strong aspects, including operating profit along with general growth in package delivery. Government Executive  noted the one-day package delivery record set on Dec. 18.

President Rolando was quoted by both outlets, with his comments putting the finances in perspective and pointing the way to needed public policy reforms.

Click here to read the Federal News Radio article.

Click here to read the Government Executive article.

U.S. Postal Service (Idaho State Journal)

Postal Service has many benefits

Idaho State Association of Letter Carriers President John Paige’s letters to the editor of the Idaho State Journal and the Idaho Press-Tribune ran on Feb. 8 and Feb 13, respectively.

Click here to read the letter in Idaho State Journal.

Click here to read the letter in Idaho Press-Tribue.