Embezzlement by NALC Branch officials in Michigan and Georgia

On August 31, 2020, in the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Kathryn A. Connelly, former President of National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Branch 707 (located in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.), was charged by information with one count of embezzlement and theft of union funds in the amount of $10,323,…

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USPS to hire part-time, entry-level carriers in Memphis

Daily Memphian Staff – September 4, 2020 The U.S. Postal Service is in hiring mode in Memphis, seeking to fill part-time, entry-level openings for mail carriers. The hiring comes as the USPS takes heat for mail delays and scrutiny about its role in delivering what is expected to be a record amount of mailed-in ballots…

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NALC: National-Level Grievance over Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS) Settled

September 1, 2020 NALC and the Postal Service have settled national-level case Q16N-4Q-C 20345187 concerning the Postal Service’s implementation of a test of the delivery initiative entitled Expedited Street/Afternoon Sortation (ESAS). As a result of the settlement, the parties agree that the ESAS pilot test is concluded and terminated as of August 19, 2020. Additionally,…

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NALC files national-level grievance regarding Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation

August 17, 2020 Today, pursuant to Article 15, Section 3.F of the National Agreement, NALC initiated a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral implementation of the delivery initiative called Post Office Sortation Equipment Reconciliation (SER). On July 31, 2020, USPS notified NALC of the SER initiative and characterized it as a “review” which would…

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USPS: ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ online food drive now underway

Stamp Out Hunger will occur online this year, beginning this week. The annual campaign traditionally allows Postal Service employees to collect food donations that are then distributed to food banks and pantries. The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) organizes the drive, which is usually held on the second Saturday of May, but this year’s…

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USPS to start sticker program in effort to stop dog attacks

By Conner Farrell – June 7, 2020 LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Beginning tomorrow, the United State Postal Service is starting a new program to try to stop their carriers from getting bitten by dogs. They’ll put a paw print sticker on mailboxes of houses where they know about a dog living there that could attack, so…

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NALC: Consolidated Casing Grievance Settled

(6/4/2020) NALC and the Postal Service have settled a national-level grievance regarding the Postal Service’s unilateral testing of Consolidated Casing. This settlement (M-01923) requires that half of the 62 test sites to be returned to their original route structure by July 31, 2020. The remaining 31 test sites will continue through November 27, 2020. The…

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NALC: Interest Arbitration dates scheduled

May 14, 2020 The interest arbitration hearing dates for a new collective bargaining agreement scheduled for May, June, and July were previously postponed due to the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. New hearing dates in September through November have now been confirmed. Neutral arbitrator Dennis Nolan provided the parties sufficient hearing dates for this…

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