Union administration

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.

  • The 70th Biennial National Convention in 2016 was August 15-19, 2016, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
  • The 71st Convention in 2018 is July 16-20 in Detroit.
  • The site and dates of the 72nd Convention in 2020 is to be announced.

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.

Grievance moratorium

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.