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POSTAL FACTS: Jan. 30, 2015 (updated)

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

NALC President Fredric Rolando had a letter to the editor in Jan. 30’s The Detroit News, the second-biggest paper in Michigan, responding to two recent op-ed pieces that painted incomplete pictures of USPS' financial situation. Rolando’s letter explained why maintaining six-day and door delivery is important for people in Michigan and also for the Postal Service itself.

Click here to read the letter.

President Rolando’s strong op-ed in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette provides some context to the paper’s reporting on Postal Service plans to close the region’s mail processing plant. Rolando explains to the paper’s readers—residents of central and western Massachusetts, Boston’s western suburbs and parts of Connecticut—that such closures are not necessary and that eliminating or degrading services such as Saturday and door deliveries would be counterproductive. The president also noted that Worcester was home of the 2014 Eastern Hero of the Year.

Click here to read the op-ed online (subscription may be required).
Click here to read the op-ed (PDF).

President Rolando’s op-ed for the Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader ran on Monday, Jan. 26. The piece helped educate readers about the Postal Service’s plans to close the region’s mail processing plant. “But there's a bigger picture here—the financial factors cited by Postal Service leaders as necessitating these closings simply don't stand up to scrutiny,” Rolando wrote.

Click here to read the piece.

Chattanooga, TN Branch 62 letter carrier Clarence Holland was featured in a news story on local NBC affiliate WRCB-TV. “I've always enjoyed carrying mail,” Holland said, adding that he and his wife have raised three children and two grandchildren, “which wouldn't have been possible without the Postal Service.”

Click here to read the story.