Alaskan Bookstore Relies on a Local Postal Service Presence

In 1977, Observatory Books opened its doors and became the first used bookstore in Southeast Alaska. Originally located in Sitka, the store became a reality when Dee Longenbaugh, the shop’s proprietor and member of the Antiquarian Bookseller’s Association of America, decided to turn her hobby of collecting books on Alaska and the Yukon into a […]

National Association of Letter Carriers holds pivotal national convention in Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Association of Letter Carriers is holding its 68th biennial convention all week in Minneapolis, with a major goal of the 9,100 delegates being to help forge a path to financial success for the United States Postal Service. The NALC’s convention is the largest of any union in […]

Shyam Das named arbitration chair for next NALC-USPS pact

The NALC and the Postal Service have agreed upon the selection of National Arbitrator Shyam Das as chairman of the three-person arbitration board that will set the terms of the next collective-bargaining agreement between the union and the USPS. “We will vigorously defend letter carriers’ wages and benefits and seek to advance our bargaining goals […]

Letter Carriers Annual Food Drive Collects 70 Million Pounds of Food for the Hungry

With Hunger Rising, and School Food Programs Ending, Effort Will Help Feed Needy Families in All 50 States WASHINGTON, D.C., June 5, 2012 —In a highly successful nationwide food drive, the National Association of Letter Carriers collected more than 70.5 million pounds of food on Saturday, May 12, at a time when hunger is a […]

NALC: New ‘Guide to Route Inspections’ now available

From The National Association of Letter Carriers: New ‘Guide to Route Inspections’ now available: The 2012 NALC Guide to Route Inspections was created to assist shop stewards and branch officers in identifying contractual violations that take place during management’s unilateral six-day route counts and inspections / adjustments, and with filing successful grievances on those violations. […]

NALC: USPS reports that pre-funding accounts for $6.2B of the $6.5B in red ink.

Statement from NALC President Fredric Rolando about the Postal Service’s financial situation May 10, 2012 — Today’s U.S. Postal Service’s announcement about the most recent fiscal quarter reinforces our view of the financial situation facing the USPS and how it can be fixed. The Postal Service reports that 96 percent of its losses – $3.05 […]

NALC: Senate Voted To Begin Slow Dismantling of USPS and Attack Injured Workers

Statement of NALC President Fred Rolando following today’s Senate vote on S. 1789 April 24, 2010 — The Senate voted Tuesday to begin the slow dismantling of the United States Postal Service and to attack injured postal workers by slashing their workers’ compensation benefits. The NALC has argued for months that S. 1789 would fail […]

NALC: Contract talks end as mediation deadline passes

April 20, 2012 — The April 8 deadline for mediation has passed and negotiations for a new National Agreement between the NALC and the U.S. Postal Service have concluded. The process now moves to interest arbitration. Formal talks between the two parties began in August, three months before the Nov. 20 expiration date of the […]

NALC: Deeply flawed S. 1789 set for vote on Tuesday, April 24

From the National Association of Letter Carriers: Emergency telephone town hall meeting set for Sunday night, April 22, at 8:30 p.m. ET April 20, 2012 — Late Thursday night, the leadership of the U.S. Senate announced an agreement to bring S. 1789, the 21st Century Postal Service Act of 2012, to the floor for debate […]

NALC: We don’t have to dismantle the Postal Service to save it’

Statement of NALC President Fredric Rolando on the new version of S. 1789, The 21st Century Postal Service Act April 17, 2012 — Today, the four co-sponsors of S. 1789 introduced a new version of their bill to reform the Postal Service and the Senate has voted to debate this legislation in the days ahead. […]