NALC: $12 million second quarter operating profit puts USPS in black by $533 million for FY 2017

NALC statement on USPS’ May 10 quarterly financial report On May 10, the U.S. Postal Service service released a report on its financial performance for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, covering January, February and March of 2017. Here is National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando’s statement about this report: Today’s financial […]

NALC statement on Trump, GOP failure to repeal Obamacare

President Donald Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) withdrew the American Health Care Act (AHCA) before a scheduled vote in the House of Representatives on Friday. The GOP leadership’s bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—also known as Obamacare—was expected to lose handily in the House. Polls showed that only […]

NALC recommends PRC eliminating postage price cap on first class mail

3/23/17 NALC submits comments in PRC’s rate-setting review The Postal Regulatory Commission’s (PRC) required 10-year review of the way the U.S. Postal Service sets its prices for postage and postal products is underway, with NALC making an official submission to the agency before the public comment window closed on March 20. Chief among NALC’s recommendations […]

NALC Postal reform update: A changed political landscape requires a new strategy

February 11, 2017 – Congress returned to business in January to a transformed capitol city. We have a new president and one-party control of the federal government. Fortunately, postal reform has strong bipartisan support and our goals have not changed. Our strategy, of course, will have to change to reflect the new landscape. This week, […]

NALC: All 4 postal unions approve of postal bill which includes forcing postal retirees into Medicare

2/7/17 NALC President Fredric Rolando was among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). Rolando along with USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan, Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) Chairman Robert Taub, Government Accountability Office (GAO) Director […]

NALC President Rolando to testify Tuesday at postal reform hearing

2/6/17 NALC  – NALC President Fredric Rolando is among those called to testify at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the recently introduced postal bill, The Postal Service Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 756). The hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 10 a.m. ET, in the Rayburn House Office Building […]

NALC: It is unclear if Trump’s federal hiring freeze applies to USPS

Statement to NALC members from President Rolando on Trump administration’s federal hiring freeze Yesterday, President Donald Trump issued an executive order to all federal departments and agencies to freeze all hiring effective Jan. 22, 2017. NALC President Fredric Rolando has issued the following statement to NALC members: Based on our initial review and internal legal […]

NALC: Trump’s federal hiring freeze

NALC: It is unclear if Trump’s federal hiring freeze applies to USPS   NAPS received the following statement from USPS Headquarters on January 24, 2017  regarding the 2017 Hiring Freeze. “The Postal Service provides an essential service to the people and businesses of the United States, and is a critical part of our nation’s infrastructure.  […]

Postal Workers Campaign Activity while on Leave under Investigation

PostalReporter.com is posting this non-story to highlight the length right-wing websites will go to attack Postal and Federal Workers Media Trackers has learned that an investigation is underway into U.S. Postal Service employees at two central Wisconsin post offices who were given leaves of absence to campaign for Democratic candidates Russ Feingold for Senate and […]

NALC President: USPS financial report shows $610m operating profit –$3.2b since 2013

Statement from Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers, on USPS’ annual financial report: Today’s Postal Service financial report shows a $610 million operating profit for Fiscal Year 2016, demonstrating the strength of the postal turnaround. USPS now has three straight years of operating in the black, with a total operating profit […]