Member benefits

Benefits for members

The union is ‘U!’

A brotherhood and sisterhood of solidarity

NALC is proud of its long tradition of service to the men and women who deliver the nation's mail. From its earliest years, the NALC pioneered programs for mutual support and welfare to complement its struggles for improved working conditions.

The union established the Mutual Benefit Association at its 1891 convention to offer life and other kinds of insurance to help protect letter carriers and their families. The National Sick Benefit Association was created at the 1905 convention to provide income to carriers unable to work due to accident or illness. The NALC Health Benefit Plan began offering hospitalization, surgical and other health care insurance to members in 1950.

The services of union institutions and programs supplement the everyday kindnesses NALC members deliver to one another in times of trouble. They are one more way the letter carriers of the NALC prove we stand tallest when we stand together.

Services and opportunities for members only

New members — By joining the NALC, you have taken the first and most important step toward protecting your job and securing the future of letter carriers and the United States Postal Service. Start here to find information to help you learn more about your union and your rights and benefits as a city letter carrier.

NALC Group Accidental Death Benefit — NALC provides an Accident Death benefit of $5,000 for all NALC members.

Union Plus benefits — NALC members can take advantage of a long list of money-saving Union Plus benefits, including home mortgages.

NALC Products — A convenient online catalog and order form for buying hats, shirts, watches and more from the NALC Insignia Collection.

Nalcrest — NALC's retirement community

Scholarships available to children of NALC members — William C. Doherty Scholarships, John T. Donelon Scholarship, Costas G. Lemonopoulos Scholarship, Union Plus Scholarships

Postal Employees' Relief Fund — To aid postal employees who are victims of natural disasters

Killed in the Line of Duty — Application form to have members who were killed in the line of duty memorialized on a plaque at NALC headquarters.