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Brookfield Uniforms pledges to support EFCA: Responding 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. President Young assailed Cintas for its corporate campaign against EFCA in his latest Postal Record “President’s Message.” Brookfield General Manager John Jared immediately wrote a letter to Young declaring that Brookfield and its employees “are proud to support the proposed legislation.” EFCA 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
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. More
H.R. 22 is vital to USPS future: President Young has asked that members 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. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), ranking Republican on the committee that oversees USPS, addressed the chairs’ gathering as well. And Young released a response to reports that PMG Potter is seeking to curtail mail delivery to five days. Statement | Bulletin | H.R. 22 fact sheet
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
Food Drive  
Food Drive 2009: More than 1,100 branches are already registered for the annual drive on Saturday, May 9. Also, the Postal Service has announced that its Priority Mail service will lead the way in supporting the drive this year—its logo will be included on all food drive promotional literature. 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.
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

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

Updated March 9, 2009

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