Letter Carriers Union Says Consumer Sentiment Is At Its Highest Levels Since January 2004

Letter Carriers Union Says Consumer Sentiment Is At Its Highest Levels Since January 2004

Nov 22, 2017 NALC News – The University of Michigan released numbers for consumer sentiment in November 2017 yesterday, part of the university’s Survey of Consumers. Consumer sentiment is a measure of how consumers are feeling about the economy overall and this can translate into higher amounts of spending in the economy. It is especially crucial going […]

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

NALC challenges change to promotion pay provisions

NALC News – 11/02/17 – Many letter carriers currently receiving promotion pay after being promoted to a Grade 2 assignment recently received PS Forms 50 notifying them of additional waiting time added before reaching their next step increase. This is a result of a recent revision to the Employee and Labor Relations Manual (ELM). NALC has challenged […]

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 […]

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