NALC committee denies appeals of two losing candidates in leadership election

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

City Carriers to Receive Upgrade/Pay Schedule Consolidation

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.

Source: Carriers to Receive Upgrade/Pay Schedule Consolidation | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO

Statement: Letter Carrier Union opposes State Department decision to leave UPU

Statement from National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando: 

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

NALC: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled

This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS. The carriers affected by the hold in place will receive their step increases as scheduled prior to being held. These carriers will receive any retroactive pay owed back to the time they should have received their step increase(s).

After the November 24, 2018 pay schedule consolidation and upgrade for all city letter carriers, there will no longer be promotions within the city letter carrier craft. All city letters will be consolidated into a single grade and carrier technicians will receive additional compensation equivalent to 2.1% of the employee’s applicable hourly rate for all paid hours. However, carrier technicians will continue to be considered in a higher grade for the purpose of applying the reduction in grade provisions of ELM Section 422.225. The settlement does not modify the promotional increase currently being received by any city letter carrier.

Source: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled | National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO

Update: Trump’s executive orders attacking federal employees don’t apply to USPS

On May 25, President Trump issued three executive orders designed to strip federal employee unions of long-established rights to workplace representation and to undermine their ability to negotiate collective bargaining agreement with their agencies. NALC posted the executive orders and requested a legal analysis from its outside attorneys. Continue reading