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Step 4 Settlement – (Q15R-4Q-C 16846401) Amazon Fresh Test

The issue in this grievance concerns the appropriate compensation for rural carriers required to deliver Amazon Fresh totes. The Postal Service began a market test delivering groceries in the San Francisco, California delivery area on August 8, 2014. The test…




Rural Carrier heroes at it again

Ashley Deasey,Buffalo Mills, PA Rural Carrier Ashley Deasey was delivering mail in Buffalo Mills, PA, one day last fall when she saw that a customer’s home was on fire. While calling 911, Deasey rushed to the front door and knocked,…


Contract negotiations update

Back in December of 2018, you were notified that NRLCA officers have continued their efforts to reach an agreement on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement with the Postal Service. The parties have held several meetings, the most…




Tragedy takes local rural mail carrier

Sarah Hartman, 30, worked as a rural mail carrier in Strafford, MO A Seymour woman died last week in a tragic two-vehicle, work-related accident on Evergreen Road, about two miles east of Strafford. Sarah K. Hartman, 30, who lives just…






Guidelines for Acts of God at the USPS

The Postal Service takes a narrow view on Administrative Leave for Acts of God.  They must be general instead of personal, meaning large groups of employees not being able to make it to work. See more information at the links…