Postal Workers Urge: Dump DeJoy and the 10-year plan!

November 15, 2021 Two hundred postal workers sent a letter to President Fred Rolando of the National Association of Letter Carriers, calling on him to join the Dump DeJoy, Bounce Bloom movement and “strongly urge the NALC Executive Board to take immediate concrete steps to mobilize the workforce and postal customers, and to convene a…

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Former NALC Local Union Vice President Pleads Guilty to Overtime Kickback Scheme in Allentown Post Office

DOJ Press Release – November 3, 2021 PHILADELPHIA – Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Joseph Whitbeck, 56, of Tamaqua, PA, pleaded guilty to multiple fraud charges before United States District Court Judge Edward G. Smith stemming from his operation of a scheme to defraud fellow union members out of rightfully earned…

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USPS vehicles collect data for geospatial project

October 22, 2021 The Postal Service recently teamed with Ericsson, a leading information and communications technology provider, to collect geospatial radio spectrum data in San Francisco. Geospatial data is used to digitally map locations for electronic navigation applications. The Ericsson test specifically mapped radio spectrum, including spectrum used for location-based applications. Three postal vehicles in…

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USPS Launches New Dog Paw Program in Twin Cities Metro Area

September 15, 2021 MINNEAPOLIS & SAINT PAUL, MN – USPS aims to curb dog bites suffered by postal employees by launching a new Dog Paw Program in the Twin Cities Metro across ZIP Codes in the 551 & 554 area. Mail Carriers face the risks of a nip, bite, or even a vicious attack while…

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NALC: Backpay and COLA update

August 18, 2021 Backpay and COLA update Most eligible city letter carriers will receive retroactive pay pursuant to the 2019-2023 National Agreement on their August 20 paychecks. Backpay for some former city carrier assistants that were converted to career status between November 23, 2019 and April 9, 2021 must be calculated manually, resulting in a…

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USPS: “Carrier — Leave If No Response” delivery option

August 2, 2021 USPS is reminding employees about a new service that ensures timely deliveries for customers who request expedited packaging supplies (EPS). These supplies — including corrugated containers, envelopes, pressure-sensitive labels and decals — are specially designed for use with domestic and international Priority Mail Express and Priority Mail services, at no additional cost…

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NALC: Four National-Level Grievances Settled

July 23, 2021 A settlement (M-01954) has been reached between NALC and USPS regarding national-level grievance Q01N-4C-C 07098868 concerning the assignment of deliveries to Contract Delivery Service (CDS) prior to the effective date of the 2006 collective bargaining agreement. The parties agree to close this interpretive case without prejudice to the position of either party…

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NALC: 2021 JCAM electronic version released

July 23, 2021 An electronic version of the 2021 USPS-NALC Joint Contract Administration Manual (JCAM) has been released and is available under Workplace Issues in the resources section of our website. Source: National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO

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