Statement of NALC President On Retirement Of Postmaster General

America’s letter carriers wish Jack Potter a long and healthy retirement. Although we have had profound strategic differences with Jack in recent years over the best approach for securing the long-term viability of the Postal Service, we had a good working relationship with him and his team. He was an honorable partner in collective bargaining and served his country well during a very difficult period in the history of the Postal Service.

NALC offers its congratulations to Pat Donahoe on his appointment to be the next postmaster general. We welcome the selection of a career postal employee who is committed to working with the postal unions to ensure that the Postal Service continues to provide high-quality and affordable service to America’s mailers and citizens.

In an interview last year, Donahoe said, “Our unions want to do the right thing. We have to resolve pay and labor issues internally and I think that it’s important that we do that, because if we do that, that makes for a stronger Postal Service.” I could not agree more with that statement. The 284,000 members of the NALC look forward to working with the new postmaster general to make this a reality in the months and years ahead.

Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando
on the announced retirement of
USPS Postmaster General John E. “Jack” Potter

Fredric V. Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers