USPS: APWU, NALC Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period for 2016

 – As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of four consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-16, Week 2 (December 3, 2016) and ends Pay Period 01-17, Week 1 […]

Two former NALC Branch Treasurers sentenced for stealing over $47,000 in union funds

On September 21, 2016, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, John McCain, former Secretary-Treasurer of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 1016 (located in Poplar Bluff, Mo.), was sentenced to a two years of probation and was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine and a $100 assessment.  Restitution […]

NALC wins Arbitration case on USPS ‘Work and Time Standards’ Video Recording

Important NALC win: National-level arbitration case decided on ‘Work and Time Standards Video Recording’ USPS notified NALC of its plan to use video recordings of letter carriers in upcoming NALC contract talks and possibly interest arbitration. NALC filed a national-level grievance after USPS informed them of the plan to conduct a unilateral review of city […]

NALC: House Oversight Committee advances Postal Service Reform Act of 2016

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on July 12 advanced the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714), a bipartisan bill introduced by leaders of the committee. Below is a statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando in response to the legislation: While this legislation is not perfect and contains […]

Americans help letter carriers set record with 24th annual Food Drive results

The annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive held last month produced record-breaking results! The National Association of Letter Carriers announced today that the 24th annual Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, held on Saturday, May 14, collected more than 80 million pounds of food, well above the previous record of 77 million pounds. And the food drive […]

NALC endorses Hillary Clinton for president

Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president of the United States: Following a tremendously hard-fought primary process, NALC is proud to endorse former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to serve as the next president of the […]

USPS, NALC, Mail Handlers Unions Continue Negotiations

WASHINGTON , DC,, May 21, 2016 — The United States Postal Service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. Although the contract with the NALC expired at midnight Friday, May 20, the Postal Service and the NALC have mutually decided to extend […]

NALC: Contract negotiations update – Bargaining to continue beyond midnight deadline

5/20/16 Following 90 days of bargaining over the terms of a new National Agreement—culminating in a week of intense negotiations—NALC and the U.S. Postal Service announced tonight that the bargaining period would be extended beyond the midnight expiration of the 2011-2016 contract on May 20. During the extended period of negotiations, the terms and conditions […]