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Quick facts about the NALC

MEMBERSHIP —
There are nearly 300,000 members of the NALC, of which about two-thirds are active city delivery letter carriers employed by the U.S. Postal Service.

BRANCHES —
Around 2,500 local branches represent letter carriers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Northern Marianas.

OFFICERS —
Ten resident national officers, three national trustees and 15 national business agents are elected for four-year terms.

HISTORY —
The NALC was founded on August 30, 1889 in Milwaukee. It is the union that represents all city delivery letter carriers employed by the United States Postal Service.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING —
Under the dispute resolution provisions of the Postal Reorganization Act of 1970, on Janu. 11, 2012, a three-person board of arbitrators issued a final and binding award that sets the terms of the 2011-2016 collective-bargaining agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service.

AFFILIATIONS —
The NALC is affiliated with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) and the Union Network International.

OPERATIONS —
The NALC operates from its national headquarters in Washington with state associations and branches throughout the nation, along with a regional network of national business agents.

CONVENTIONS —
NALC conventions are held every two years.