NRLCA: General Wage Increases and Cost-of-Living Raises

The USPS will bring all salary schedules current (both GWI and COLA adjustments) required under the 2018-2021 National Agreement on August 17, 2019 PP 18-2019 and will be reflected in the paycheck received on September 6, 2019. In accordance with Article 9, Section 1.A of the 2018-2021 National Agreement, the basic annual salary schedules (Tables…

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NRLCA Reaches Tentative Agreement with USPS for Three-Year Contract

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association and the United States Postal Service have negotiated a Tentative Agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2018 to May 20, 2021. This Tentative Agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership of the NRLCA to become effective. The highlights of the Tentative Agreement…

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Postal Bulletin highlights National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, April 14–20, 2019 Sponsored by the United States Postal Service®, National Dog Bite Prevention Week* is a public service campaign that offers safety tips and emphasizes the need for increased owner responsibility in the prevention of dog attacks. From nips and bites to vicious attacks, aggressive dog behavior poses a…

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USPS, NRLCA extend contract negotiations

USPS and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) have agreed to extend contract negotiations on a new collective bargaining agreement. The Postal Service’s contract with the NRLCA expired May 20 at midnight. USPS and the NRLCA have mutually decided to extend negotiations. Source: USPS

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USPS: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period

Notice to All Post Offices with Rural Delivery Service: Rural Carrier Guarantee Period Postal Service™ managers must effectively manage rural carriers who work under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), section 7(b)(2). Those carriers are paid overtime for all hours actually worked in excess of 2,080, up to 2,240, within the 52-consecutive-week…

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USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training

USPS is providing city and rural carrier assistants with improved training, part of a broader effort to strengthen workforce development. The organization has established city carrier assistant (CCA) and rural carrier assistant (RCA) academies in all seven areas. The weeklong academies offer classroom training, followed by on-the-job training. Topics covered range from scanning to safety…

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NRLCA approves new contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.  The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved…

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