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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Update on NALC Contract Negotiations: Parties Remain at Impasse 

November 22, 2019 NALC and management negotiators have reached the end of the 60-day mediation period following the Sept. 20 expiration of our National Agreement with USPS. The parties remain at impasse and are discussing the selection of a neutral arbitrator. Although NALC will continue to bargain in good faith, we will not delay the…

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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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USPS: 2019 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period Announced

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 4 consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-19, Week 2 (November 30, 2019) and ends Pay Period 01-20, Week 1 (December…

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NALC files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

August 29, 2019 NALC today filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled…

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