Union administration

Assistant secretary-treasurer

Paul Barner

Paul Barner

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Paul Barner was elected NALC Assistant Secretary-Treasurer in 2018 following national balloting held among the union’s active and retired members. Full bio

Working under the direct supervision of the NALC president, NALC’s assistant secretary-treasurer serves as the secretary of the Executive Council when it is in session and serves as the secretary-treasurer in their absence, in addition to performing other duties as assigned by the president. The assistant secretary-treasurer’s duties also include:


Branch bylaw changes

Branches should use the form below when submitting proposed by-law changes to Headquarters. This form can only be used once the bylaw has been voted on and approved, as well as signed by a branch officer.

Click here to fill out the form online. Enter your information into the fillable fields. After you have completed the form, download the PDF, print and sign the form, and mail it to the address below.

If you are having trouble accessing the online fillable form above, click here to download our standard PDF. After you download the form, print it out, fill out your information, sign it and mail it to the address below.

For quick access to the NALC Constitution, click here.

You will need to fill out a separate form for each proposed change in article number and/or subsection, then print each completed form and mail them, along with two complete copies of your current by-laws, to:

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer
100 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001-2144

Visits to Headquarters

NALC HeadquartersDue to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NALC Headquarters is currently closed to the public. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call 202-393-4695.

The Vincent R. Sombrotto NALC Headquarters building sits in a prominent location at the foot of Capitol Hill. When NALC purchased the site, it was one of the last available for development adjacent to the U.S. Capitol grounds.

Another unique feature of the Headquarters building is its outer shell, made of unpolished, high-quality Vermont marble. There are only a few other buildings in Washington, DC, with marble from the same quarry—including the U.S. Supreme Court building and the Jefferson Memorial—making the NALC building architecturally significant.

Tours of the Sombrotto Building given by NALC employees are available for visiting members between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. No appointment is necessary for a tour—simply request one at the guard’s desk on the first floor of the building. Friends and family are also welcome to come along with a member during a tour.

Our street address is 100 Indiana Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144, but taxis are best directed to “First and ‘C’ Northwest.” There is a taxi stand around the corner from the Sombrotto Building, on Constitution Avenue at Charlie Palmer Restaurant.

Union Station is an easy, 20-minute walk to and from NALC Headquarters, under a mile away. Amtrak, MARC Rail and VRE serve Union Station, and popular bus lines such as Greyhound and Bolt Bus have terminals inside Union Station’s parking garage.

The nearest Metrobus stops are served by routes X1, 96 and 97.

The nearest Metrorail stations are on the Red Line—Judiciary Square and Union Station.

There is a Capital Bikeshare station around the corner at Constitution Avenue & 2nd Street NW, in front of the Department of Labor building.