NALC: CCAs with 30 months of relative standing on Feb 15 will be converted to career status

January 23, 2020 NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement (M-01906) provides that all city carrier assistants in any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within…

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USPS: PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail, has been updated

PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail, has been updated. The new version of the form, which has a January 2020 print date, outlines additional options for customers to file their requests online at usps.com or through the USPS mobile application. The front of the updated form is addressed to “Your Local Post Office” and…

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NALC: “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive is May 9, 2020

Save the date! Saturday, May 9, 2020 — it has a nice ring to it. Whether you’re new to the drive, have been with us since the beginning or are somewhere in between, thanks and congratulations are in order. You work day in and day out to create the trust we enjoy with our customers….

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NALC VP Renfroe: Rights and Warnings When Questioned

All letter carriers have Weingarten rights, which means the right to have a union steward present during a meeting in which management asks you questions that you believe could lead to discipline. Every letter carrier should follow this advice: If called to a meeting with management, U.S. postal inspectors or an Office of Inspector General…

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USPS OIG Report: Mail Delivery Issues – Vista Station, Sparks, NV

Background The Vista Station is in the Nevada-Sierra District of the Western Area. The delivery unit has a total of 52 routes (42 city and 10 rural). The 42 city routes are delivered by 54 carriers (44 full-time and 10 city carrier assistants [CCA]). The 10 rural routes are delivered by 17 carriers (nine full-time…

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NALC President’s Statement On USPS Financial Results for FY 2019

The large loss posted by the U.S. Postal Service in Fiscal Year 2019 ($8.8 billion) is largely the result of external factors, not the normal operations of the agency. More than half the loss stems from the 2006 congressional mandate that requires the Postal Service, alone among all public agencies and private companies, to pre-fund…

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NALC: Case Consolidation Lawsuit Dismissed

The federal district court in Washington D.C. today issued a decision dismissing NALC’s lawsuit that sought to halt the Consolidated Casing Initiative. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg concluded that the court lacked jurisdiction to issue the preliminary injunction that NALC requested, which would have halted the Initiative pending the outcome of the national-level arbitration….

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NALC: Decision in Pay Consolidation Case

National Arbitrator Shyam Das has issued his award in a national interpretive dispute involving the memorandum of understanding regarding the consolidation of NALC pay levels. The memorandum, which went into effect on November 24, 2018, elevated all Grade 1 letter carriers to the former Grade 2. Arbitrator Das recognized that the memorandum “provided Carriers with…

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