|Latest News and Resources:|
| Budget won't raise carriers' benefit contributions: President Young announced today that the Obama administration will not pursue a proposal to raise postal employees’ benefit contributions in the 2010 budget. Vice President Joseph Biden confirmed the action when he met with President Young at the AFL-CIO Executive Council meeting in Miami on Thursday.
“It’s a pleasure to work with a friendly administration for a change,” President Young said. “I look forward to working with the new administration to find ways to strengthen the Postal Service in the face of the current economic crisis.”
The cost-shift proposal was conceived by the Office of Management and Budget during the transition between the Bush and Obama administrations. Once the NALC and other postal unions pointed out that the proposal would infringe on the collective bargaining rights of letter carriers and other postal employees, it was withdrawn from consideration.
|Contract compliance: In a recent NALC Bulletin, President Young stated that he encourages cooperation with USPS because "the current financial crisis requires cooperation, where appropriate." Even so, he declared, "[n]o one, at any level, has any authority to amend or violate the national contract, period." PMG Potter agrees: "It is up to each one of us to make sure that the changes we bring to the organization are changes for the better," Potter recently wrote. "Respecting and protecting the provisions of the collective-bargaining agreements will help us to do that." Bulletin | PMG Potter's memo|
|Rap Session: Hotel and travel information for the National Training Conference and Rap Session, to be held April 25-26 in Las Vegas is now available here. Bulletin|
|Change your address? Make sure your union can stay in touch with you. Call or write the Membership Department if your address changes.|
|Contract-related or work rule question? Letter carriers who need information and assistance should contact the National Business Agent in their region. Locate your NBA here.|
|2006-2011 National Agreement: PDF version, with bookmarks and interactive page links, is available here.|
|MOUs on route adjustments, contracting out: Expedited route adjustment process; extended moratorium on new CDS for the remainder of the contract; assigning new deliveries to career carriers instead of contractors. Bulletin | M01694 | M01695|
|Route protection materials online available here.|
|Online form for bylaw changes available here.|
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.
Updated March 5, 2009