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. Continue reading
The Postal Service’s financial report on Friday shows the Postal Service’s underlying business strength while also indicating the need to address external matters beyond USPS control. Despite increased revenue of $555 million in the first six months of Fiscal Year 2019 compared to the same period last year, USPS reported an operating loss of $909 million for the first half of 2019. Continue reading
Today, Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Tom Cole (R-OK), introduced the Federal Retirement Fairness Act of 2019 (H.R. 2478). The bill would provide certain federal employees the opportunity to make catch-up retirement contributions for time spent as temporary employees after Dec. 31, 1988, thus making such time creditable service under the Federal Employees Retirement System, and for other purposes. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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 Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management, reported its findings to the President on August 10 after just 120 days — and then issued a public report in December 2018. Continue reading
As previously reported, the NALC National Election Committee, at its meeting on November 30, 2018, denied election appeals submitted by candidate for national president David Noble, and retiree member Jim Edgemon, a former National Business Agent. Continue reading
NALC is aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of mail delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery. This page contains the latest information detailing the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers, and we have created a fact sheet (available for download here) outlining customers’ rights when USPS solicits to change the mode of mail delivery. Continue reading
From the National Association of Letter Carriers:
The National Election Committee met on November 30 at NALC National Headquarters in Washington, DC, to review the election-result appeals that the committee received in November from two NALC members in the 2018 election of NALC national officers. The results of the national election were published in the November 2018 Postal Record. Continue reading
In accordance with the MOU Re: Pay Schedule Consolidation, all career and non-career (CCA) grade 1 city letter carriers will be upgraded to their equivalent step in grade 2 effective Nov. 24. Carrier technicians will receive an additional 2.1 percent compensation of their applicable hourly wage for all paid hours effective Nov. 24. Time served toward a letter carrier’s next step is maintained and each will receive their next step increase as previously scheduled.
In accordance with Article 9, Section 7, CCA letter carriers will receive a 1.0 percent general wage increase in addition to the upgrade mentioned above, also effective Nov. 24. This 1.0 percent general wage increase for CCAs is in lieu of the Cost of Living Adjustments (COLAs) that career letter carriers receive in accordance with Article 9, Section 3.
The U.S. State Department’s announced last week that the U.S. will withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) after a special meeting of the UPU failed to adopt pricing policies (so-called terminal dues) advocated by the United States at the urging of private delivery companies (i.e., UPS and FedEx). The proposals were outlined in an August 2018 Memorandum (link https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/presidential-memorandum-secretary-state-secretary-treasury-secretary-homeland-security-postmaster-general-chairman-postal-regulatory-commission/), just a few weeks before the September 2018 meeting of the 192-nation UPU in Ethiopia. The private companies have complained that the UPU terminal dues rules results in business going to the USPS by offering below-cost delivery to the U.S. – especially from China. Continue reading