Despite the U.S. Post Office suffering a reported $8.5 billion loss, Frederic Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the union of letter carriers, thinks the government agency should actually be expanding its role and responsibilities rather than cutting back. According to Rolando, postal workers could now also serve as first responders in the aftermath of terrorist attacks, and collaborate with the Department of Homeland Security on thwarting biological terrorist threats.
Yes, when terror strikes, the bureaucrats who can’t even deliver your mail on time should be the ones in charge of life and death decisions.
President of The National Association of Letter Carriers Fredric Rolando, has several ideas to increase the responsibility of some postal workers. Among them is to outfit postal trucks with sensors so letter carriers can thwart biological terrorist attacks, according to recent reports.
Rolando testified before Congress in March of 2011 that there were lots of ideas for new services that could be provided “adding to what letter carriers already do to protect community and national security."