USPS: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ online food drive now underway

Stamp Out Hunger will occur online this year, beginning this week. The annual campaign traditionally allows Postal Service employees to collect food donations that are then distributed to food banks and pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) organizes the drive, which is usually held on the second Saturday of May, but this year’s…

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NALC: Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

As it has for so many events, from the Tokyo Olympics to the opening of the Major League Baseball season, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the NALC’s 72nd National Convention. At the direction of the NALC Executive Council, we have notified the convention center, convention hotels, and various convention vendors of our…

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NALC President Rolando: How COVID-19 crisis threatens USPS

Apr. 10, 2020 – Democratic lawmakers warn U.S. Postal Service may shut down without more funding; Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, weighs in. Source: FoxNews.com Related: Letter to Congressional Democrats by the 4 postal unions (4/7/20)

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NALC President Rolando: Our plan for the 2020 election

I’m not going to say that the upcoming election is the most important of our lives, because for letter carriers every election is important. But I will say that it is the most important election since 1968 when it comes to the future of the Postal Service. Back then, a debate was raging over whether…

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NALC President’s Statement On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result of external factors, not the normal operations of the agency. More than half the loss stems from the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service, alone among all public agencies and private companies, to pre-fund…

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NALC Statement on USPS Q3 Financial Report for FY 2018

August 10, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the release of the U.S. Postal Service’s financial statement for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2018, covering the months of April, May and June of 2018: The Postal Service’s quarterly financial report shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the need to…

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NALC President Rolando’s Keynote Address 2018

Published on Jul 16, 2018 NALC President Rolando opens the 71st Biennial Convention with a keynote address providing an assessment of the difficulties facing letter carriers and a call to action to the 5,000+ delegates gathered at the Cobo Center in Detroit.

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NALC’s statement on OMB’s proposal to privatize the Postal Service

June 21, 2018 NALC President Fredric Rolando criticized the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the United States Postal Service, which was released today. “This report takes direct aim at numerous agencies including USPS under the guise of reforming and restructuring for the 21st century,” President Rolando said. “The White…

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