USPS Will Address Hatch Act Issues

Regarding your editorial “How the Post Office Delivered for Hillary” (Aug. 26) highlighting Hatch Act violations by the U.S. Postal Service: This issue has been addressed by Congress and the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), and the Postal Service has fully committed to addressing the issue and to correcting the problem. Furthermore, although the OSC […]

NALC: USPS 3rd Quarter financial results reflect impact of stamp prices rollback

USPS reports Fiscal Year 2017 3rd quarter results The U.S. Postal Service has released a report on its financial results for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2017, covering April 1-June 30. Here is NALC President Fredric Rolando’s statement on the report: Today’s financial report shows the underlying business strength of the U.S. Postal Service […]

DC District Court Denies Request of Two NALC members to halt contract ratification vote

 7/28/17 –NALC – 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 and David Noble of […]

NALC: House committee spending blueprint targets postal employees benefits and USPS

From the National Association of Letter Carriers: 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 […]

Impressive National Results for Letter Carriers’ Annual Food Drive

25th Food Drive Helps Feed Needy Families in All 50 States WASHINGTON, July 12, 2017 — The 25th annual food drive by the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), held on Saturday, May 13, collected 75 million pounds, the third-highest total in the event’s history. Combined with last year’s record of 80.1 million pounds, that makes […]

NALC: Tell your senators not to take away health care from millions of working people

6/25/17 Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) introduced the Better Care Reconciliation Act last week, following seven years of promising the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, also known as Obamacare) and after weeks of negotiations following the House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), a bill that the […]

Arbitrator: Postal Workers entitled to administrative leave when voting in presidential caucuses

Unions Prevail in National Level Decision on Voting Rights In a decision issued on June 21, 2017, Arbitrator Shyam Das, concluded that postal employees including mail handlers are entitled to administrative leave (voting) under ELM 519.32 when they participate in presidential caucuses. The case was filed by the NALC, and the NPMHU and the APWU […]

NALC Response to Trump 2018 Federal Budget

On May 23, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal as a follow up to the “skinny budget” released in March. The $4.094 trillion request, titled “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” proposes job-killing delivery service cuts at the U.S. Postal Service and calls for massive federal spending reductions over 10 years, including […]

USPS and NALC reach tentative contract agreement

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service have reached tentative agreement on a national labor contract, covering 213,000 active city letter carriers across America.|  The tentative agreement includes provisions rewarding all letter carriers for their contributions to the Postal Service’s extraordinary comeback following the Great Recession; narrowing the compensation gap between […]