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 […]

US Postal Service Poised to Make Devastating Cuts in Service – Postal Workers to Deliver Message – ‘Stop Delaying America’s Mail’ – At 150 Protests in 50 States

APWU Press Release: 11/13/2014 Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and the USPS Board of Governors, the board that oversees the U.S. Postal Service, are poised to make devastating cuts in service to the American people – cuts so severe that they would forever damage the U.S. Postal Service. On Jan. 5, the USPS is slated to lower […]

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 […]

USPS, NALC Carrier Alert program marks 30th anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Carrier Alert program, jointly managed by USPS and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC). The program’s objective is to maintain a vigilant eye on local elderly, sick or disabled citizens. The Postal Service and NALC launched Carrier Alert in 1982, partnering with social service agencies across […]

NALC applauds Supreme Court victory for Obama health plan

July 3, 2012 — Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected efforts to invalidate President Obama’s historic health care law that will extend health insurance coverage to nearly 30 million Americans between now and 2014. Right-wing opponents of the legislation asked the Court to throw out the law enacted in 2010 as an unconstitutional use […]

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 […]

NALC: Ask Sen. Carper To Take Down His Misleading Petition

As you know, the Senate passed S. 1789 in April over the vigorous objection of the NALC. We believe that the bill offers, at best, a temporary Band-Aid and, at worst, a slow-motion death spiral for the Postal Service. It prioritizes pre-funding and downsizing and fails to offer a viable business model for the future. […]

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 Grieves NTFT Clerks Excessed into Letter Carrier Craft

The 2011 APWU National Agreement created a new category of clerks called non-traditional full-time (NTFT) clerks. Many of these NTFT clerks have a regular schedule of fewer than 40 hours per week. Management has begun to excess some of these clerks into full-time letter carrier jobs. The NALC believes that a clerk who works fewer […]

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 […]