NALC honors letter carriers’ heroism

NALC honors letter carriers’ heroism

Johnstown, PA, Letter Carrier Matthew Lamb, recipient of the NALC’s National Hero of the Year Award, was honored this week in Washington, DC. A Postal Service employee who rescued a grandmother and grandson from a raging house fire in Johnstown, PA, received the top hero of the year award from the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) […]

NALC Explains Veterans Day holiday

NALC Explains Veterans Day holiday

Veterans Day holiday 9/28/17 – This year, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday. This has caused some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday. Letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe the holiday on Saturday, Nov. […]

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2017 – Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4. Matthew Lamb of Johnstown, PA, repelled by heat and smoke from a […]

NALC: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions

NALC: NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions

NAFTA renegotiations show differences between Canadian and U.S. wages and unions NALC – Sep 11, 2017 Will Canada help end right-to-work? That is the topic of a recent op-ed by labor journalist Steven Greenhouse in the Los Angeles Times which offers a fascinating perspective on Canadian vs. American wages and labor practices. In the recent talks regarding the renegotiation […]

Video: 2017 NALC Heroes of the Year

Video: 2017 NALC Heroes of the Year

Every day, seemingly ordinary letter carriers are doing extraordinary things: responding to crises with acts of bravery and good will, serving their communities—and even saving lives. Letter carrier heroes often pull double duty as first-responders in our neighborhoods. They prevent crimes. They rescue children. They help the elderly. They alert police. They rally others to […]

NALC: Wage increase update for letter carriers

NALC: Wage increase update for letter carriers

8/22/17 – On Aug. 19, career letter carriers began earning the first two cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) payable under the new contract that were effective Sept. 3, 2016, and March 4, 2017, as well as the 1.2 percent general wage increase that was effective Nov. 26, 2016. These increases will be reflected in the Sept. 8, 2017, paychecks. […]

NALC President Responds To Postal Service 3rd Quarter 2017 Financial Results

NALC President Responds To Postal Service 3rd Quarter 2017 Financial Results

8/10/17 – Today’s financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal Service while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control. The quarterly operating loss of $587 million puts the Postal Service in the red by $55 million three-quarters through the 2017 Fiscal Year. These figures reflect the impact […]

National Association of Letter Carriers membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service

National Association of Letter Carriers membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service

8/7/17 – USPS News Link – New labor contract – Union ratifies 40-month deal The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 211,000 USPS employees represented by the union. “This is a fair, responsible agreement that serves the best interests […]

Court Denies NALC Members Request For Injunction To Defer Counting Of Contract Ratification Ballots

Court Denies NALC Members Request For Injunction To Defer Counting Of Contract Ratification Ballots

Ratification ballot update NALC – 7/28/17 – Today, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, denied the request of two NALC members for a preliminary injunction that would have deferred the counting of ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National Agreement between NALC and the U.S. Postal Service. Thomas Houff of Richmond, VA Branch 496 […]

House committee spending blueprint targets USPS

House committee spending blueprint targets USPS

NALC – 7/20/17 – On July 19, the House Budget Committee released and adopted its Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution, and it also published a non-binding policy statement. Drawing inspiration from the White House budget, proposed in May, and from a 2010 presidential commission on deficit reduction, the two documents train their sights on postal […]

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