National conventions & rap sessions
Article 3 Section 1 of the NALC Constitution 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.
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.”
70th Biennial National Convention
Los Angeles Convention Center
August 15-19, 2016
Read below for links to the daily Convention Chronicle, selected videos, and Flickr photo albums.
Further coverage will be included in the combined September-October edition of The Postal Record, which will be mailed out at the end of September.
Later, branches in attendance at the convention will receive, as usual, a DVD containing selected videos shown at the convention as well as the convention proceedings transcript book.
Convention workshop materials
Convention workshop materials will be posted online soon—please check back.
Friday, Aug. 19
Thursday, Aug. 18
Wednesday, Aug. 17
Tuesday, Aug. 16
Monday, Aug. 15
NALC and the U.S. Postal Service have agreed to a 31-day moratorium on time limits for the processing of all grievances at the local, regional and national levels due to the 70th biennial NALC Convention.
Under M-01874, the moratorium starts on Aug. 7 and concludes on Sept. 6.
2015 rap session report
NALC’s 2015 national conference—aka rap session—was held July 17-19 in Houston.
2014 Philadelphia Convention
Convention Chronicles, videos and other highlights from the 2014 NALC Convention in Philadelphia.
- 2013 Rap Session Report
- 2012 Minneapolis Convention
- Convention history