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Quick facts about the NALC

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

NALC conventions are held every two years.