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Special Tentative Agreement Edition 2019 Issue of Magazine Posted

The Special Tentative Agreement Edition 2019 issue of the National Rural Letter Carrier magazine has been posted in the “Magazine” section of the website under “Current Issues.” Important! Look inside this issue for: Tentative Contract Language and Explanations Scheduled Time, Place, and…


EMA to rise 4.5 cents for rural carriers on July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of…


NRLCA: Notification of Ratification Meetings

Dear NRLCA Active Craft Member: The NRLCA and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement: the 2018-2021 National Agreement between the USPS and the NRLCA. Pursuant to Article XI of the NRLCA Constitution, National…



We have a tentative contract. What happens now?

A tentative agreement has been reached between the NRLCA and the USPS. Here’s what will happen next. Within the next few weeks, union members will get a special edition magazine which will have the proposed contract language and further explanations…





How about some more rural carrier heroes?

Harold Durham Grand Prairie, TX Rural Carrier Harold Durham was delivering mail in Grand Prairie, TX, one day last fall when he spotted a toddler alone at a busy intersection. Durham stopped to check on the boy, who was around…






Rural Carriers and the upcoming food drive

It is that time again.  Every year the NALC sponsors the Stamp Out Hunger food drive.  In 2010, the NRLCA became an official partner of the food drive.  I am not going to get into whether you should help or…



Putnam County rural mail carrier killed in accident

EATONTON, Ga. — A mail carrier died Tuesday in Putnam County after a single-vehicle accident. According to Sheriff Howard Sills, it happened around 1 p.m. on Lakeview Estates Drive. He says evidence shows 39-year-old Latonja Reese was working when she…