ANAHEIM, Calif., Aug. 13- Letter Carriers union President Fredric V. Rolando was elected by acclamation to a four-year term as head of the 295,000-member postal union by delegates to the 67th Biennial Convention of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the union announced today.
Rolando, who also is a vice president of the AFL-CIO, currently is leading the union’s fight to block the Postal Service’s proposal to end Saturday mail delivery. He also has focused in recent years on the restructuring of delivery routes of letter carriers in a manner that protects their contractual rights as employees while allowing the Service flexibility to meet the financial challenges posed by the economic crisis and changing communications technology.
A member of Sarasota, Florida Branch 2148, Rolando has served as president since July, 2009, when he was elevated from his post as executive vice president upon the retirement of former President William H. Young. His new full term will run until December 2014.
The NALC, which represents active and retired city delivery letter carriers in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions, concluded its convention Friday at the Anaheim Convention Center with an address by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. More than 7,300 delegates attended the convention.
SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers