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NALC President Young announces retirement: President William H. Young has officially announced his retirement date—July 3, 2009. He has served 43 years as a letter carrier and 30 years as an officer of the NALC. Biography
2009 JCAM released online: The NALC is pleased to announce the 2009 Joint Contract Administration Manual (JCAM). Included in the PDF document are: 1) a letter from NALC President William Young and the Postal Service’s Vice President of Labor Relations, Doug Tulino, providing direction to Delivery Unit Managers and NALC Shop Stewards on the use of the JCAM; 2) a letter from NALC Executive Vice President Fred Rolando to NALC Branch Officers, regarding the use of the JCAM; 3) a list of changes to the previous JCAM; and 4) the 2009 JCAM. JCAM page
73.4 million pounds collected In food drive: People across the country donated in record amounts during the 17th annual "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive May 9. "This is an amazing testimony to the generosity of the American people even as they themselves struggle to make ends meet in these hard times,” said NALC President Bill Young. Press release | Food Drive page | Bulletin | Postal Record article
2010 Leadership Academy applications now being accepted: The form is posted here and is also available from your National Business Agent. In order for you to be eligible for 2010 training, forms must be postmarked by September 30. Please note: Previous applicants must reapply and include updated information, along with a renewed commitment from your mentors. Application
Frequent postage increases can be avoided: NALC President Young says frequent postage rate increases, such as the recent that boosted a first-class stamp to 44 cents, may be necessary for the U.S. Postal Service to function effectively, but they can and should be avoided in the future. More
Details of MIARAP agreement: A training document jointly developed by the NALC and USPS (M-01703), which details the parties' mutual understanding of the provisions of the Memorandum of Agreement, Re: Modified Interim Alternate Route Adjustment Process - 2009 (M-01702), is now available. M-01703
H.R. 22 would help save the Postal Service: Contact your House representatives and ask them to co-sponsor the bill. President Young recently testified before Congress that the legislation could help USPS weather the economic crisis. He also was interviewed on Federal News Radio about the bill. Press Release | Testimony | Interview | H.R. 22 Fact Sheet | Bulletin

Save on summer trips with Union Plus: With programs to save on theme park admissions, vacation tours, rental car discounts and a motor club, Union Plus can help make your summer vacation affordable. Find these and other money-saving benefits from Union Plus here.

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.
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 June 4, 2009

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