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NRLCA: Step 4 Settlement on Salary Advances

The issue in the grievance is management refusing to issue an emergency salary advance, claiming that the grievant had been “terminated” when, in fact, the grievant was not. The parties agree that:   “Handbook F-101, Field Accounting Procedures, Section 23-3, Employee Emergency…



NRLCA Veteran’s Day Tribute

Veterans are near and dear to the heart of the NRLCA. More than one in five rural carriers are veterans, and many of us have friends and loved ones serving their country at home and abroad. It is on this…





Christmas Pay Procedures for Rural Carriers

The 2018 Christmas period for rural carriers begins Saturday, December 1, 2018 (Week 2, Pay Period (PP) 25–2018), and ends Friday, December 21, 2018 (end of Pay Period 26-2018). During this period, certain timekeeping and pay rules apply. Timekeepers, including…


More heroes in the rural carrier craft

Brandy Pleasants, Ashland, VA Rural Carrier Brandy Pleasants was delivering mail on a spring day in Ashland, VA, when she stopped at a convenience store. Pleasants discovered that the clerk was in medical distress and urgently needed care as he…


Rural Carriers in Florida need our help

To give immediate help, donate through paypal to JTouchton76@gmail.com Also need paper towels, baby wipes, work gloves, brooms, dust pans, garbage bags, etc. Not in Florida but want to help? Here’s the address to ship any supplies to. Julie Touchton will make…



EMA to remain unchanged at 74.0 cents per mile

On September 14, 2018, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the August 2018 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 210.794, an increase, albeit slight, from the May 2018…