NALC Members Lobby Congress to Keep Close Watch On USPS Contracting Out

Carriers from Florida, Georgia, and Carolinas Take Union’s Message Directly to Congress

Letter carriers from NALC branches throughout Region 9 continued the union’s lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill April 15-17, pressing Congress to keep a close watch on any resurgence of contracting out by the Postal Service and reminding them of key issues on the union’s legislative

Hundreds of active and retired members from Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina visited the offices of their members in the House of Representatives and Senate, discussing in detail with members and staff the NALC’s position on significant legislation.

NALC Executive Vice President Fred Rolando, acting on behalf of traveling President William H. Young, welcomed the group to NALC Headquarters for a Rap Session on April 16 and gave them a rundown of major topics being handled by the national union.

Rolando said that the 2006-2011 National Agreement is at the printer and will be mailed to local branches by the end of the month now that the list of CDS-protected offices is complete. There are about 3,600 such offices. He said that the Postal Service has begun the process of terminating existing CDS contracts in those offices, and that the NALC is closely monitoring that process.

Rolando also said that the new JCAM reflecting the changes in the 2006-2011 National Agreement is expected to be ready for production about 30 days after the contracts are

Also discussed was the progress of the Route Inspection Task Force, including a subcommittee created to address pending Minor Route Adjustment issues. The members were also updated on issues related to the status of the Flat Sequencing System, as well as the ongoing discussions with the Postal Service regarding Transitional Employees.

source: NALC