NALC, USPS formally open 2019 bargaining talks

(June 26, 2019) The leaders of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement today. In his opening statement, NALC President Fredric Rolando told Postmaster General Megan Brennan that, “As always, we will seek to preserve and improve the standard of living for…

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NALC: New Letter Carrier Resource Guide is available online

NALC’s Letter Carrier Resource Guide combines the 2016 City Carrier Assistant Resource Guide and the 2014 Letter Carrier’s Guide into one new, improved, merged, and updated publication. A one-stop shop for valuable information for all city letter carriers at every stage of their career. With a redesigned format and over twenty pages of new information,…

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USPS OIG Report: Delivery Scanning Issues – South Station, Newark, NJ

Background This report presents the results of our self-initiated audit of Delivery Scanning Issues – South Station, Newark, NJ. The objective of this audit was to evaluate the delivery scanning process on select routes at the South Station. The South Station is in the Northern New Jersey District of the Northeast Area. The South Station…

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USPS OIG: Tackling Delivery Delays

More packages and fewer letters to more addresses each year. That’s the daily drill for U.S. Postal Service city carriers and city carrier assistants (CCA), the non-career carriers who make up a growing segment of the workforce. As we’ve noted in past blogs, customers are feeling negative effects of this changing mail mix. Complaints of…

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NALC files national level grievances on Consolidated Casing and Non-compliance with CCA caps

April 25, 2019 NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the consolidated casing initiative scheduled to begin in the Annandale, VA Post Office in May. The Postal Service plans to expand the initiative to over 200 additional locations this summer. The letter initiating this grievance and NALC’s questions…

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Misdiagnosis: A Review of the Report of the White House Task Force on the Postal Service

In April 2018, President Trump issued an executive order creating a task force to evaluate the operations and finances of the U.S. Postal Service and to make recommendations for policy changes to ensure a sustainable future for the agency. The White House Task Force, comprised of the Secretary of Treasury and the Directors of the…

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230 Post Offices to be test sites for Consolidated Casing

Over 230 post offices nationwide will be test sites for this process. Phase 1 will be in May, Phase 2 in June, and Phase 3 in August. Under this test, carriers will either be “casing multiple routes” or “delivering on the street for 7 hours and 45 minutes”. Source: NALC Branch 358 – Facebook

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USPS: Top cities for dog bites

More than 5,700 Postal Service employees were attacked by dogs in 2018. To help mark National Dog Bite Prevention Week, here’s a list of the cities with the most dog attacks against employees last year, along with the number of attacks recorded in each location. 1. Houston (75) 2. Los Angeles (60) 3. Philadelphia (51)…

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