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
The National Election Committee, appointed at the Detroit National Convention to conduct the election of national officers for NALC for four-year terms, has announced the results. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2018 — Letter carriers who rescued people from raging house fires, saved numerous Houston-area residents from Hurricane Harvey’s raging flood waters and cornered a burglar who had terrified a young girl, are among those to be honored Sept. 26. Continue reading
When applying the provisions of the MOU Re: Step Credit for Former Transitional Employees, USPS divided the employees’ total days on the rolls as a TE days by 365.
This calculation was flawed. For example, this calculation would require a TE to work over two weeks into their fourth year as a TE to get credit for three years. Continue reading
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.
NALC and USPS have settled a national level grievance regarding CCAs hired over the contractual caps. This settlement (M-01892) provides that all city carrier assistants in all size offices with 30 months of relative standing on September 1, 2018 will be converted to career status within 60 days from the signing of the agreement on July 27, 2018. Continue reading
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
In a meeting with the White House today, NALC President Fred Rolando delivered policy recommendations to the White House Task Force on the Postal Service. The Task Force, comprised of the heads of OPM, OMB and the Department of the Treasury, was established in April via executive order from Donald Trump. Continue reading
From the National Association of Letter Carriers:
On Monday, April 24, the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation released a report on the 2017 tax bill and its effect on U.S. taxpayers. The press stories focused on the winners and losers from the tax cuts – most notably, that 87 percent of the tax cuts go to corporations and the wealthy, and that millionaires stand to reap $17 billion from the legislation in 2018 alone. Continue reading