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OPM approves early outs for letter carriers: The Office of Personnel Management has informed the Postal Service that it may offer voluntary early retirement to members of the city letter carrier craft. NALC President William H. Young said details of an early retirement agreement are being worked out and will be released once finalized.
Health Benefit Plan seminar September 28-30: NALC HBP Director Tim O'Malley announced that the special Open Season Health Benefit Seminar will be held September 28-30 at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the enhanced benefits being added to the NALC Health Plan for the 2009 benefit year. Seminar schedule | Registration form
Add your voice for free choice: Join the campaign to get the Employee Free Choice Act passed in the next Congress—it’s important to you as a union letter carrier. "EFCA, which provides for card-check union recognition and first-contract arbitration, will assist NALC at the bargaining table by helping to restore the middle class labor standards that made America great," said President Young. Sign the petition here. e-Activist message | NALC petition page
Cost-of-living adjustment will be $1,498: The next regular cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) under the 2006-2011 National Agreement will be $1,498 annually, based on the Consumer Price Index for July. The COLA is effective the pay period beginning August 30 (pay date September 19). More | Bulletin | Pay Chart
Young addresses clerks: President Young spoke at the recent APWU convention in Las Vegas. "Something’s got to change, and we’ve got make it happen," Young said. "The men and women of the NALC are ready to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the men and women of the APWU to make sure that it does."
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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
Contract-related or work rule question? Letter carriers who need 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.

Updated Route Inspection Kit (12/06) available here. (Route Inspection Kit for Windows Vista available here.)

Route protection materials online available here.

Online form for bylaw changes available here.

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Representing city letter carriers
of the United States Postal Service
Founded in 1889, NALC is the union of city letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service. Letter carriers delivered 213 billion pieces of mail last year, six days a week, to over 146 million homes and businesses in every city, suburb and town in America.
William H. Young,
William H. Young

NALC is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and with UNI, an international alliance of communications unions.

Updated August 28, 2008