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 of $3.2 billion since 2013.
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We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and pledge our determination to work with the new administration and the leaders of the newly elected Congress to strengthen our country and our Postal Service.
Key stakeholders in our postal ecosystem will participate in the upcoming PostalVision 2020 “Delivery by Design” event in a session that will stage a critical debate on the pros and cons of the existing USPS mailbox monopoly in relation to the anticipated growth in ecommerce and increasing consumer delivery demands.
When the Republican nominee for president introduced just weeks before the election his plan to freeze hiring across the federal government, it was bound to turn some heads.
San Francisco NALC 214 postal carriers and supporters on October 19, 2016 picketed the Evans St. USPO station to demand the immediate reinstatement of chief steward Angela Bibb-Merritt.
Members of the Portland [OR] Area Local attended a rally defending door-to-door delivery organized by the local branch of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), on Sept. 29.
A national-level grievance (Q06N-4Q-C 12013405) was filed when the U.S. Postal Service informed NALC that the agency was conducting a unilateral review of city letter carrier office activities to gather data for national negotiations during the 2011 round of bargaining.
Six and increasingly seven days a week, letter carriers deliver to 155 million U. S. homes and businesses from coast to coast. Daily, an average of 3,630 new household, business or organization addresses are added to the postal delivery network.
NALC carrier coordinators use USPS data to identify delivery complaints involving participating Post Offices. The coordinators then work with carriers to address the complaints.
A half-million postal workers make up the nation’s biggest unionized workforce, split among four unions.
Today’s quarterly report puts the year-to-date operating profit of the Postal Service at $1.3 billion, demonstrating the overall strength of the postal turnaround. Operating profits for each of the past two years have exceeded $1 billion, and the Postal Service is now into its fourth straight year of operating in the black
NALC and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed to a 31-day moratorium on time limits for the processing of all grievances during NALC National Convention
“This union knows well that the Postal Service is a vital institution belonging to the American people,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “We support events and campaigns, on our own and in alliance with others, in defense of the Postal Service—on July 26 and whenever else the opportunity arises.”
For starters, the Postal Service is operating in the black, and has been since 2013. Its earned revenue (USPS gets no tax dollars; it earns its revenue by selling stamps) exceeded operating expenses by more than a billion dollars in both Fiscal Year 2014 and Fiscal Year 2015.
While this legislation is not perfect and contains unacceptable reductions in door delivery, NALC appreciates the committee’s dedication to working together and with stakeholders in a bipartisan manner to restore financial stability to this vitally important agency
On behalf of the 277,000 active and retired members of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), I write to express our deep appreciation for your leadership on the important issue of postal reform. Your commitment to work together in a bipartisan manner and to approach the challenges facing the Postal Service with intelligence and creativity is most welcomed by the men and women who deliver the nation’s mail, newspapers, magazines and packages.