NALC’s Rolando letter addresses recent inaccurate statements on postal reform, USPS prefunding

NALC President Fredric Rolando has sent a letter to author Walton Francis, who was a recent guest on Federal News Radio’s “Your Turn” program. During the program, Francis—author of Checkbook’s Guide to Federal Health Plans for Federal Employees & Annuitants—made a number of inaccurate statements about the House’s postal reform bill, H.R. 5714, and about […]

USPS OIG investigating arrest of on-duty letter carrier for possible federal violations

Video of questionable arrest of on-duty letter carrier sparks outrage, concern On March 17 [2016], Brooklyn letter carrier Glen Grays Jr. had parked his postal vehicle and was preparing to deliver a package when he had a troubling encounter with police that led to his arrest. Smartphone video of that arrest sparked outrage and led […]

NALC, USPS formally open bargaining talks

2/19/16 NALC President Fredric Rolando and USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan met today at NALC Headquarters in Washington, DC, to formally open negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement. The present 2011-2016 agreement, covering more than 204,000 active city letter carriers employed by USPS, is set to expire at midnight on May 20. Here is President […]

NALC President: USPS’ $1.3 billion quarterly operating profit is not a fluke

Rolando statement on USPS’ quarterly financial report 2/9/16 NALC President Fredric Rolando issued a statement following the U.S. Postal Service’s release today of its financial report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2016, covering October through December of 2015: The $1.3 billion quarterly operating profit announced today by the Postal Service is positive news […]

NALC President scheduled to testify January 21 before Senate Committee hearing on USPS

Advisory: Rolando to testify before Senate hearing Thursday NALC President Fredric Rolando is scheduled to testify on Thursday, Jan. 21, before the Senate’s Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee during a hearing titled, “Laying Out the Reality of the Postal Service.” The hearing should begin at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. President Rolando’s testimony is set […]

Does the new PMG see the glass as half-full?

The following article from the National Association of Letter Carriers President Fred V. Rolando, appeared in the March 2015 The Postal Record: You can’t judge a new CEO on the basis of only one week on the job. That would be like judging a book based on its opening chapter or the color of its […]

NALC President congratulates incoming Oversight Chairman Chaffetz

On Tuesday, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) was elected chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, the committee that has jurisdiction over the U.S. Postal Service. Chaffetz will replace Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), whose term as chairman expires at the end of the year. Because Republicans held on to their majority in the House […]

NALC President Rolando: After the midterms, letter carriers’ resolve remains strong

It’s the day after the midterm election, and before I address what the results mean for letter carriers, I want to take the opportunity to publicly thank the active and retired members who took action before and on Nov. 4. Whether it was knocking on doors or making phone calls in the weeks leading up […]

NALC: True cause of Postal Service challenges

Fredric Rolando, president, National Association of Letter Carriers: Your editorial [“Labor costs weighing down Postal Service,” Opinion, Aug. 28] misconstrued U.S. Postal Service finances and the cause of its red ink. You focused on workers’ compensation payments, devoting a paragraph to one worker who claimed she couldn’t lift heavy weights, before finding other ways to […]

NALC President: How low will PMG Donahoe go?

NALC President’s Message – Postal Record July 2014 How low will he go? A few years ago, Postmaster General Pat Donahoe did something that really shocked me. He testified before the Oversight and Government Reform Committee of the House of Representatives and said that he supported “practically everything” in a truly putrid piece of legislation […]