|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).
CCA annual uniform allowance: M-01822 provides details on the annual uniform allowance for CCA employees. This document, sent to USPS Managers and Human Resources, 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. It is separated in two sections: the first concerns city carrier assistants (CCAs) and the second addresses other contractual provisions. New questions and responses are identified by underscoring. This document includes questions and answers that explain the uniform program for CCAs. For more information, click here.
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Flawed ‘discussion draft’ has major problems: On June 13, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) released what he termed a “discussion draft” of a possible postal reform bill that he hopes to introduce in the near future. “This discussion draft has a number of major problems that need to be addressed before it is used as the basis of actual legislation,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “The NALC is disappointed that Chairman Issa did not take a fresher approach to postal reform with this discussion draft. However, we appreciate the chairman’s invitation to provide input to this legislation before it is formally introduced, and we welcome this opportunity to engage in discussions of this proposed bill with him.” Click here to read the full statement.
POSTAL FACTS: Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) discussion draft of a possible postal reform bill received some coverage in the news media. The first person quoted in a story about it in The Washington Post was NALC President Fredric Rolando. In fact, the president was the only one quoted other than Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE). Heading into Father's Day weekend, writer Hillary Rettig posted a story about how her father played a small but important role in the Great Postal Strike of 1970. Idaho State Association of Letter Carriers President John Paige’s letter to the editor of the Twin Falls Times-News ran June 3. Click here to read more in POSTAL FACTS, where you you can 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.
Near-record results for 2013 food drive: On Saturday, May 11, our national NALC Food Drive collected more than 74.4 million pounds of food to help restock food banks, pantries and shelters around the country—an impressive result rendered all the more necessary by the struggling economy and the multiple recent natural disasters. “This demonstrates in clear fashion the value of the unique postal network, which goes to 151 million addresses six days a week,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “It also shows the remarkable connection between letter carriers and the communities they serve—a bond that serves the nation well.” The May 11 effort reflected an increase of 5 percent over last year, second-highest collection total in the drive's 21 years and the increase was the highest in a decade. Click here to read more in the official press release.
2014 Leadership Academy: The application period for the 2014 Leadership Academy has begun. Any active NALC member may apply. Those who have applied previously and wish to be considered for one of the 2014 spots must reapply by completing a new application form. Applicants will receive a confirmation letter upon receipt of the application form at NALC Headquarters. Click here to find out more and to download the application form.
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Look for the UNION label! The Union Label and Service Trades Department promotes the products and services produced in America by union members. When you see a union label—whether it's on a product, on a union shop or union store placard in a place of business, or on a union button worn by a worker—it signifies quality goods and services.
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 June 7, carriers have generated nearly $1.74 billion in new annual revenue for USPS since Customer Connect was started in mid-2003. Click here to find out more.