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Ratification ballot deadline August 27
Extension for members affected by computer glitch

Votes in the rank-and-file ballot referendum on ratification of the tentative agreement for a new five-year contract must be received by the Ballot Committee by 11:59 p.m. on August 27 in order to be counted.

However, the deadline is being extended to 11:59 p.m. on September 6 for 16,630 members whose ballots were misaddressed due to a problem in the mailing software, as explained in the latest NALC Bulletin.

A list of affected members and their branch numbers is posted here. If you are on the list, a new ballot has been mailed and you will be given extra time to vote. If your name is not on the list and you have not received a ballot, contact your branch president immediately to request a replacement ballot.

NALC President William H. Young has urged all eligible members to vote on the contract and all 28 members of the NALC Executive Council have endorsed the tentative agreement. More

Bargaining Home | Tentative Agreement Highlights | Postal Record

NALC members conduct informational picketing against contracting out throughout nation: Responding to a call from NALC President William H. Young to stop outsourcing of letter carrier work in urban and suburban areas before it becomes a cancer, active and retired NALC members, joined by their brothers and sisters in the National Rural Letter Carriers Association, conducted informational picketing in June and early July in Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Arizona to send a message to the Postal Service, loud and clear: Stop contracting out! Bulletin article | Postal Record article
Leadership Academy applications now being accepted: Members who are interested in applying for future classes should fill out this form. The form must be returned by September 30 in order for candidates to be eligible for selection for a 2008 session. Any previous applicant who still wants to be considered must submit a new application with updated information and must include a renewed commitment from the mentor. Postal Record article
Updated Route Inspection Kit: Update your NALC Route Inspection Kit with the most recent changes to the program. The December 1 update can be downloaded here.
Route protection materials online: Chapters from the workbook designed to help carriers during route evaluations can be found here.

Online form for bylaw changes: Use this convenient form to submit proposed changes to the Committee of Laws. You should only submit this form after the bylaw has been read, voted on and approved, as well as signed by a branch officer.

Three ways for NALC members to contribute to COLCPE: Forms and instructions to download to make a regular donation to NALC's political action fund can be found here.

Contract-related or work rule question? Letter carriers in need of information and assistance should contact the NBA in their region. You can locate your NBA here.

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Updated August 17, 2007