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 […]

Mail Handlers President Addresses Delegates of the NRLCA Convention

Mail Handlers President Addresses Delegates of the NRLCA Convention

President Hogrogian was honored to address the attendees of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association National Convention.  He spoke passionately about putting forth a united front when stating, “We must show the Postal Service and Congress that all postal workers are united in our struggle for fair and just wages, benefits and working conditions for […]

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. […]

APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU: Second Significant COLA Increase of 2017 Announced

APWU News – 08/11/2017 – In accordance with the 2015-2018 Collective Bargaining Agreement, career employees represented by the APWU will receive a 13 cents per hour cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective September 2. The increase is the result of an increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI-W). The increase will appear in paychecks dated September 22, […]

Mail Handlers: $270 COLA effective in September 2017

Mail Handlers: $270 COLA effective in September 2017

Effective on September 2, 2017, career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the third of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement. This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the July 2017 Index, […]

PMG To Postmasters and Managers “We’ll continue to grow, but that growth has slowed”

PMG To Postmasters and Managers “We’ll continue to grow, but that growth has slowed”

‘We Must Remain Competitive and Provide the Best Customer Service’ 8/9/17 – Postmaster General Megan Brennan congratulated UPMA members on their first national convention and thanked them for the opportunity to address them. She also thanked the veterans in the audience and said the agency is proud to be the largest civilian employer of veterans. […]

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 […]

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

Information Technology/Accounting Services Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS

APWU News – 07/28/2017 – The American Postal Workers Union and United States Postal Service reached a tentative agreement for bargaining unit employees in the Information Technology and Accounting Services Centers (IT/AS). This agreement is subject to ratification by the membership (under the Support Services Division). The contract covers approximately 1,140 IT/AS employees with service centers in […]

Former Treasurer of Michigan National Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty To Willful Failure To Maintain Union Records

Former Treasurer of Michigan National Rural Letter Carriers Association Pleads Guilty To Willful Failure To Maintain Union Records

On July 10, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Brenda Schaefer, former Treasurer of National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) Local 39 (located in Chesterfield, Mich.), pled guilty to one count of willful failure to maintain union records, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 439(a). The guilty plea follows […]