NALC HQ: Frequently asked IRS questions

NALC Secretary-Treasurer Nicole Rhine addresses a few frequently asked IRS-related questions in her column in The Postal Record. She also encourages branch officers to download a free copy of the NALC Branch Officer’s Guide to Finance and Administration. Frequently asked IRS questions

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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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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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NALC Executive Council endorses Biden-Harris

August 13, 2020 Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), released the following statement regarding the NALC Executive Council’s endorsement of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for president and vice president of the United States: On behalf of nearly 300,000 active and retired letter carriers, we are proud to endorse Vice…

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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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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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NALC: Pandemic forces cancellation of the Honolulu Convention

As it has for so many events, from the Tokyo Olympics to the opening of the Major League Baseball season, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the NALC’s 72nd National Convention. At the direction of the NALC Executive Council, we have notified the convention center, convention hotels, and various convention vendors of our…

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