The NRLCA National Board has designated the week of October 20-26. 2019 as “National Steward Recognition Week.” We hope you will join us in showing our stewards at every level, that their dedication and commitment do not go unnoticed.
Let us praise our stewards at least as often as we criticize and remember that they put themselves on the line for you every day.
When you are tired and frustrated about something that management does or doesn’t do, don’t take it out on your steward, they are there to help you, often while carrying a full day’s mail on their own route.
We hope that you realize how difficult a job it is to be a Steward. They are rural carriers, just like you, feeling the same fatigue and frustration that you are feeling, while trying to right the wrongs in the workplace.
We encourage you to lighten your steward’s load by educating yourselves about your rights and responsibilities and by attending informational meetings held for you by your Union.
The time a Steward spends researching our contract and the ever-changing references, to resolve issues in your office, is certainly worth the time it takes to say thank you to the Steward in your Post Office, District, or Area.
Your NRLCA National Board says “THANK YOU” to all the NRLCA Stewards for your hard work on behalf of Rural Carriers everywhere.