|Welcome, new hires!|
|CCAs: Understanding your health insurance options: Click here to read a letter from NALC Health Benefit Plan Director Brian Hellman that helps to clarify some complicated issues surrounding health insurance for CCAs and to ensure that all CCAs understand their options and rights under the NALC’s National Agreement with the Postal Service.
Welcome to the NALC! By joining your union, you have taken the first and most important step toward protecting your job and securing the future of letter carriers and the USPS. Click here to find information that will help you learn more about your union and your rights and benefits as a city letter carrier.
Newly hired, career-track City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) who have questions about pay, workload, relative standing and more should download the free NALC City Carrier Assistant Rights & Benefits booklet. This 12-page PDF also discusses uniforms, annual and sick leave, rights under the NALC-USPS National Agreement, health insurance, opting and hold-downs, and the various contract memorandums of understanding (MOUs) that deal specifically with CCAs. Click here to download the booklet (PDF, 1 MB).
NALC membership: Click here for information about dues, membership recognition and membership longevity awards.
CCA annual uniform allowance: M-01822 provides details on the annual uniform allowance for CCA employees. This document provides information on the procedures, instructions and a sample letter from the USPS to authorized uniform vendors.
National Agreement Q-and-A’s for CCAs: This jointly-developed document (M-01819) provides the updated mutual understanding of the national parties on issues related to the 2011 NALC-USPS National Agreement. Section 1 concerns city carrier assistants (CCAs). Section 2 addresses other contractual provisions. New questions and responses are identified by underscoring. For more information, click here.
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|2011-2016 National Agreement: NALC and the Postal Service have finalized the 2011-2016 National Agreement set by the Das interest arbitration award. The PDF version is now available. The PDF includes bookmarks and hyperlinks to make navigating the document easier. To download the agreement, click here. The document is in the process of being printed and will be sent to NALC branches in the near future.|
|Customer Connect: Letter carriers use Customer Connect to take advantage of their special relationship with businesses, encouraging business patrons to ship with the U.S. Postal Service instead of with a private delivery service. As of Nov. 22, carriers have generated more than $1.84 billion in new annual revenue for USPS since Customer Connect was started in mid-2003. Click here to find out more.
NALC members! Join tens of thousands of your brothers and sisters to make your voices heard! NALC sends e-mail alerts when it's time to act on issues affecting active and retired carriers and the future of the Postal Service.
NALC is affiliated with the AFL-CIO and with UNI, an international alliance of communications unions.
|New Memorandum of Understanding: NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on a new memorandum Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01828), which allows the installation head and branch president or their designees to mutually elect to develop a process that allows employees who transfer from another installation, or part-time flexibles and CCAs converted to full-time status after the two-week period for signing the lists, to place their names on either the overtime desired list or work assignment list.
POSTAL FACTS: Indiana State Association President John Triplett explained the pre-funding fiasco to viewers of CBS affiliate WTHI-TV in Terre Haute. Idaho State Association President John Paige had a letter to the editor published by the Coeur D'Alene Press. Des Moines, IA Branch 352 member Mark Fallis had his letter to the editor published by The Des Moines Register. A concerned citizen’s letter to the editor of the Akron Beacon-Journal explained pre-funding. Click here to read more coverage in POSTAL FACTS, where you can also find many examples of how NALC leaders and activists are using the news media to spread the truth about the Postal Service’s financial situation. Click here to find out how the NALC Communications Department can help members keep both the public and our elected representatives informed.
MOU for filling residual vacancies: The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Re: Residual Vacancies – City Letter Carrier Craft, M-01824, puts in place a procedure for filling residual vacancies that includes assignment of unassigned regulars, conversion to regular of part-time flexibles (PTFs), transfers, and city carrier assistant (CCA) conversions to full-time regular career status. Read more about the procedure here. An updated list of vacancies available for transfer opportunities under M-10824 was posted in eReassign Dec. 1 and is available here. Transfer requests from career employees will be accepted through eReassign following the procedure in the MOU. For assistance with eReassign click here, or contact your shop steward, branch president or national business agent’s office. To find your national business agent’s office, click here.
Sombrotto memorial update: NALC is making arrangements to honor the first anniversary of President Emeritus Vincent R. Sombrotto’s death with an event to be held in New York on Jan. 11. If you think you would like to attend or you would like more information, please click here to fill out a form, where you can also find the latest details. (The number of tickets will be limited.)
USPS made $600M delivering mail in 2013: “The dramatic improvement in postal finances announced today is great news,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said on Nov. 15. “With the economy gradually recovering from the recession, the Postal Service has returned to operational profitability—with an operating profit of $600 million delivering the mail this fiscal year.” Click here to read his complete statement.
Penalty overtime exclusion: As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable consists of four consecutive service weeks. This year, the December period begins Pay Period 26-13–Week 1 (Nov. 30) and ends Pay Period 01-14–Week 2 (Dec. 27).
NALC statement on USPS 7-day delivery services for Amazon.com: “We’re excited about the potential of the rapidly growing e-commerce market and what it means for the Postal Service,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. Click here to read more.
The devil is always in the details: Click here to read an update from from Jennifer Warburton, NALC Director of Legislative and Political Affairs, on Congress’ work toward a federal budget deal. With a deadline of January 15, 2014, discussions are well under way, and letter carriers need to pay close attention to what our representatives are saying.
CCAs converted to full-time career status: Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Residual Vacancies—City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824), the first wave of city carrier assistant (CCA) conversions to full-time career status took place Nov. 2. Click here to find out more.
MOU on CCA staffing: In a memorandum of understanding (M-01826) dated Oct. 22 regarding city carrier assistant (CCA) staffing, the NALC and the Postal Service agreed that city carrier assistants who served as city carrier temporary employees (TEs) directly before their initial CCA appointment will not serve a probationary period when converted to full-time career status during the term of the MOU. Click here to read more.
CFC deadline extended: NALC President Fredric Rolando has endorsed this year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). The campaign’s deadline has been extended until Jan. 15. (Click here to read more.) “I know the times continue to challenge us on many fronts,” President Rolando writes. “But I also know that when we take action to make a difference and join our individual efforts, we improve lives and create better communities.” Click here to read his letter. Click here to find out more about the CFC.