NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

5/16/16 The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC, hotel to open a final week of collective bargaining prior to the expiration of the 2011-2016 National Agreement this Friday, May 20, at midnight. NALC’s team consists of the 28 […]

USPS, DOL settle cases over heat hazards and retaliation of postal worker who called 911

June 28, 2015 – USPS was seeking to overturn OSHA citation, penalties in heat-related death of Missouri letter carrier and USPS settled case involving postal worker who called 911 and labeled a terrorist. On September 10, 2014, U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHRC) Administrative Law Judge Peggy Ball upheld the willful citation issued […]

Postal Unions Urge Congress to Reject Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) Legislation

From National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) (June 10, 2015) In a joint letter, Presidents of the NPMHU, APWU and NALC express unified opposition to the “fast Track” bill now before the Congress. The letter reads in part, “We have urged you to end the undemocratic practice of voting on Trade Promotion Authority before the […]

NALC statement on OIG’s report regarding USPS financial services

The U.S. Postal Service’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a report today on “The Road Ahead for Postal Financial Services.” Below is a statement from Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers: The OIG’s report contains interesting observations and recommendations on ways the Postal Service can begin to serve the needs […]

NLRB: USPS managers could be disciplined who fail to supply relevant information to Unions

By Don Cheney April 26, 2015 A National Labor Relations Board decision issued April 16, 2015, in United States Postal Service (10-CA-134589, et al.) out of Alabama is similar to one last year from Roswell, Georgia (10-CA-120885). The NLRB must be getting tired of USPS scofflaws. It includes the same language as before: “Supervisors or […]

Former Yakima WA NALC Branch Secretary-Treasurer pleads guilty to embezzlement

On March 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Washington, Henry Mayer, former Financial Secretary of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Local 852 (located in Yakima, Wash.), was indicted on one count of embezzlement from a labor union, in violation of 29 U.S.C. 501(c).  The indictment follows an […]

Former Chesapeake VA NALC branch president and treasurer unaware both were stealing union funds

Former Chesapeake VA NALC branch president and treasurer sentenced on embezzlement charges Former president and former treasurer of the Chesapeake, VA National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch #6066 separately stole over $18,000 from the organization, according to court documents On March 25, 2015, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of […]

Postal Service exploring possible redesign of uniforms

The Postal Service is testing redesigned uniforms with a focus on evaluating the performance, functionality and safety features of various winter gear. Approximately 2,000 employees are participating in cold-weather apparel tests in Boston, Houston, Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. USPS hopes to test warm-weather apparel in other cities in the spring. “Uniforms are a marker of personal, […]

USPS reports $195 Million Operating Profit for January 2015 – YTD $1.325 Billion

On Feb. 25, 2015, the U.S. Postal Service’s financial results for the month of January 2015 were posted on the Postal Regulatory Commission’s website. For the month of January 2015, the Postal Service reported a $195 million operating profit. For the fiscal year to date, USPS now has a $1.325 billion operating profit. The $195 […]