News & information
NALC periodically makes available audio versions of select articles and resident national officers’ columns published in The Postal Record, as well as editions of the NALC Bulletin and other items of potential interest to letter carriers. These podcasts also can cover a wide range of topics, from contract and workplace concerns to letter carrier heroism and charity work.
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2016 Convention: Speeches by congressional representatives
Four congressional representatives spoke to delegates to NALC's 70th Biennial Convention in Los Angeles: Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Judy Chu (D-CA) on Tues., Aug. 16; Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) on Thurs., Aug. 18; Maxine Waters (D-CA) on Fri., Aug. 19.
2016 Convention: Maria Elena Durazo, UNITE HERE
UNITE HERE Vice President Maria Elena Durazo addressed NALC's 70th Biennial Convention on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016.
NALC's 2016 Heroes of the Year
NALC's 2016 Letter Carrier Heroes of the Year (promo).
2016 Convention: Christyne Neff, UFCW
United Food and Commercial Worker International Union's Christyne Neff addressed NALC's 70th Biennial National Convention in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.
2016 Convention: Mark Dimondstein, APWU
American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein addressed NALC's 70th Biennial National Convention in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
2016 Convention - Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka addressed NALC's 70th Biennial National Convention in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 17, 2016.
2016 Convention: Cecil Roberts, UMWA president
United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts addressed NALC's 70th Biennial National Convention in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.
NALC President Fredric Rolando’s 2016 convention keynote speech
NALC President Fredric Rolando's keynote address to the union's 70th Biennial National Convention in Los Angeles, Aug, 15, 2016.
NALC, USPS formally open bargaining talks
The leaders of NALC and USPS formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement on Feb. 19.
Money and politics
From the Feb. 2016 Postal Record: Understanding the relationship that makes Washington work.
The new Letter Carrier Political Fund
From the Feb. 2016 Postal Record: NALC’s political action committee is now called the Letter Carrier Political Fund, and with the name change comes a commitment to expand the political influence of letter carriers.
Proud to Serve (Jan. 2016)
From the Jan. 2016 Postal Record, stories about Chicago Branch 11 member Gary Reategui; Matamoras, PA Branch 5931 member Joseph Biss; South Jersey Branch 908 member Vance Shepherd; and Lima, OH Branch 105 member Scott Eversole.
Iowa letter carrier goes ‘Running With Ryan’
From the Jan. 2016 Postal Record: Mason City, IA Branch 471 carrier (and avid runner) Brad Gentz runs races while pushing a specially outfitted wheelchair used by a patron who has spina bifida.
Seven Decades of Activism
A conversation with James H. Rademacher, NALC president from 1968 to 1977, who died Dec. 15, 2015. This podcast uses the soundtrack pulled from a video created for and shown at the 2014 NALC Convention in Philadelphia. Visit nalc.org to watch the video.
Favorable surveys; Board of (1) Governor[s]; media coverage
From the January 2016 Postal Record: USPS ‘most favorable’ federal agency; overwhelming majority favor relaxing pre-funding; Board of Governors now down to just one member; letter carriers in the news media
NALC Bulletin 15-10, Dec. 26, 2015
NALC President Emeritus James H. Rademacher: 1921-2015; Survey: USPS is ‘most favorable’ agency; OPM, USPS cyber attack update; Joint summary overview of FMLA released; FEMA looking to hire retired carriers.
Remembering the Postal Savings System
The concept of postal banking has emerged as a way to ease financial burdens faced by America’s poorest. Time was, the Post Office was the safest bank in the country; the idea of postal workers running a bank convinced millions to do any banking at all.
New leaders graduate Leadership Academy; founder retires
Retired NALC Executive Vice President Jim Williams, who founded the NALC Leadership Academy in 2005, performed his last official act on Dec. 11: overseeing the graduation of the 28 members of Class 20.
NALC Bulletin No. 15-09
The audio version of the NALC Bulletin dated Nov. 9, 2015. Print version is available for download at nalc.org.