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Early retirement offer will cover city carriers: The Postal Service has informed President Young that city letter carriers will be included in its new Voluntary Early Retirement offer. The timing for VER applications and deadline for action has not been set, but it will have the same terms as the 2008 “early out” program, Young said. That means there will be no financial incentives, and annuities will be reduced for those who take the offer. Other details are pending. See The Postal Record report on last year’s VER here, and the initial USPS announcement here.
Battle for EFCA heats up: The legislation to make it easier for workers to form unions was introduced March 10 in both the House and Senate. NALC believes the legislation is vital to pulling the nation out of the economic crisis and rebuilding the middle class. More | Bulletin article
Young responds to WSJ letter: In a letter to the editor of The Wall Street Journal, President Young declares that the Postal Service's experience with collective bargaining is evidence that, if passed, EFCA will work. His letter contradicts one from a formal postal manager, which was published in the paper March 16. More
Brookfield Uniforms pledges to support EFCA: Responding in a letter to blistering criticism by NALC President William H. Young, Brookfield Uniforms has distanced itself from the opposition to the Employee Free Choice Act embraced by its owner, Cintas Corp. EFCA Fact Sheet
H.R. 22 is vital to USPS future: President Young has asked members to contact their House representatives and ask them to co-sponsor H.R. 22. He also told state legislative chairs at their recent training session in Washington to make sure every senator and representative knows how important passing H.R. 22 is to letter carriers and the Postal Service.
Bulletin | H.R. 22 fact sheet
Rap Session: The NALC 2009 National Training Conference and Rap Session, scheduled for April 25-26 in Las Vegas, is right around the corner. The schedule of workshops can now be found here. Also, the housing deadline is fast approaching, so if you are planning on attending and need to make housing reservation click here. More
Food Drive  
Food Drive 2009: As of March 20, more than 1,300 branches have registered for the annual drive on Saturday, May 9. The Postal Service has also announced that its Priority Mail service will lead the way in supporting the drive this year.
Food Drive page | 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.

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
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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 March 23, 2009

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