The NALC Constitution, Article 3, Section 1 states:
The National Convention of this Union shall be held biennially in even-numbered years between the Fourth of July and third full week of August.
The 70th Biennial National Convention in 2016 has been set for August 15-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
National Rap Sessions
Article 3 Section 4(b) of the NALC Constitution states:
(b). The National President shall, once each year except in the year of the National Convention, call a national conference. This conference shall be voluntarily attended by only State and Branch Presidents or their designees, with their expenses to be borne by the State Association or Branch represented.
National Conferences are better known as “rap sessions.”
RAP SESSION NEWS
2013 Rap Session: Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.
Click here to read a report.
2012 Minneapolis convention: Click here for videos, photos and the daily Convention Chronicle.
2011 Rap Session: Click here for The Postal Record's coverage of the 2011 national meeting in Las Vegas on Oct. 16.
2010 Anaheim convention: Web coverage, including video, press and the daily Convention Chronicle; day-by-day coverage of the entire convention from the September-October Postal Record
General Convention Information: History and background information on NALC biennial conventions
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69th Biennial NALC Convention in Philadelphia
July 21-25, 2014—Pennsylvania Convention Center
President Rolando's keynote
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sends video greetings to the Convention
“Seven Decades of Activism,” a documentary about NALC President Emeritus James Rademacher
“125 Years of Delivering for America”
“Union Town” by Tom Morello
“NALC at 50” (Scenes from the 1939 Milwaukee Convention)
APWU President Mark Dimondstein
'Stop Staples' rally
Pres. 'Rocky' Rolando
Network news covers the Strike
NALC’s 1970 Convention highlights
NALC’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, 1989
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) addresses the convention