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|President Young addresses early out rumors: There are many rumors on the internet about a pending early out for letter carriers. I have been advised that the USPS has requested permission to have a VERA for letter carriers and expects an answer at the end of this month. Until the Office of Personnel Management has acted upon that request it is premature to discuss any early out options. We will continue to monitor the situation and will alert our members as soon as OPM has acted on the USPS request.|
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|AFL-CIO endorses Obama;
NALC abstains pending convention vote: The American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations
(AFL-CIO) endorsed Sen. Barack Obama
(D-IL) for President on June 26 following a vote of presidents of its 56 affiliated unions. NALC President William H. Young, a member of the AFL-CIO Executive Council and its Executive Committee, abstained from voting until the NALC members had a chance to vote on the endorsement at the Boston Convention in July. More
|‘Contracting out’ moratorium extended: President Young has obtained agreement from the Postal Service to extend the moratorium on delivery subcontracting called for by the Article 32 Committee Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the National Agreement through September 30, the end of the USPS Fiscal Year. More|
Convention opening reception canceled due to labor dispute: The opening reception for the convention, scheduled for Sunday evening, July 20 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, has been canceled due to a lingering contract dispute between UNITE-HERE Local 26 and Aramark Corp., which handles food service at the convention site. More information on this—plus hotel space, Boston tours and the convention blood drive—is available on the Convention page here.
|Leadership Academy: Applications for classes in 2009 are now being accepted. Forms must be postmarked by September 30. Previous applicants must reapply. Application | Postal Record article|
|Deadlines approaching for convention COLCPE contests: Find out how giving just $5 per pay to help protect letter carrier jobs, pay and benefits could make you the winner of a trip for two to the World Series, or a new flat-panel, high-def TV. More|
|Contribute to COLCPE, NALC's political action fund.|
|Contract-related or work rule question? Letter carriers who need of information and assistance should contact the NBA in their region. Locate the correct NBA here.|
|2006-2011 National Agreement: PDF version, with bookmarks and interactive page links, is available here.|
|Route protection materials online available here.|
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Representing city letter carriers
of the United States Postal Service
NALC is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and with UNI, an international alliance of communications unions.