Rural carrier aids customer who fell

Rural Carrier Camille Graves was delivering a package to a customer in Brookfield, MA, when she heard a cry for help from inside the home. Braves entered the residence and found an older woman lying on a cold floor. The customer had fallen the night before and was unable to get up. The Postal Service … Read more

New places to follow Ruralinfo

Hi everyone.  Just wanted to let you know that we have added a couple new places for you to follow Ruralinfo. Reddit for rural carriers Click here Mastadon Click here Also, don’t forget all of our other social links. Facebook Page Click here Facebook Group Click here Twitter/X Click here Pinterest Click here Instagram Click … Read more

2023-2024 National Board Elected at 2023 NRLCA National Convention

The 2023-2024 National Board was elected at the 2023 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, August 18. National Board: President Don Maston Vice President Patrick Pitts Secretary-Treasurer Tommy Turner Director of Labor Relations Bridget Boseak Director of Steward Operations Shirley Baffa Executive Committee Chair Nicky Phillips Executive Committeeman Jeanette Dwyer Executive Committeeman John … Read more

Mail scattered, rural carrier injured in Meade County rollover

STURGIS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) – According to the Meade County Sheriff’s Office, a rural mail carrier drove off the roadway and flipped his vehicle several times on Monday morning, leaving mail scattered across a pasture. The crash was on Alkali Road. The driver was not wearing a seat belt and was taken by Life … Read more


Please see the below MOU between the U.S. Postal Service and the NRLCA setting the future evaluation periods for all rural routes with effective dates at six-month intervals. This MOU also outlines several changes to be made to the calculation of Route Coverage effective with the rural route evaluations, October 7, 2023.

PMG letter: Transforming the Employee Experience

There is one aspect of our transformation that cannot change and that is out adherence to the provisions of our labor contracts. By doing so, we pave the road for a successful transformation by living up to our negotiated commitments as these represent our pledge of fairness to our employees.

RCA found shot to death on gravel road

OAKLAND — Law enforcement agencies in Tallahatchie and Yalobusha counties are pursuing leads in the death of a Coffeeville woman who was found shot to death on a gravel road near here early Thursday. Tallahatchie County Coroner Ginger Meriwether identified the victim as Hallie Mae Sapp Robertson, 42, of 9509 County Road 212. “It appears she was shot one time in … Read more

2023 National Convention Updates

IntroI am summarizing information here.  I am not including any of the technical details, awards or introductions, etc. If you want to see that, please go to the NRLCA website and see their daily convention newsletters.Bookmark this as I will try to update daily with any new information.RRECSDr. Ken Mericle, the lead engineer on RRECS … Read more

NRLCA releases LOU on Step 4 Closed Business or School

The NRLCA was approached to discuss the Step 4 in reference to the closed business or school.  In that Step 4, if a business/school closed hold contained 8 or more DPS letters, the carrier would receive a parcel during the Evaluated Compensations System (ECS) mail count.  After entering the RRECS environment, this agreement no longer … Read more

GoFundMe set up for RCA killed in Bloomington crash

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — A online fundraising site for the family of a postal worker killed in a traffic crash Monday morning has been set up, says a family member. The GoFundMe page is for Ronald W. Bethard, Jr., of Pontiac, who died Monday after his U.S. Postal Service delivery truck was in a traffic crash, states … Read more

Cost-of-Living Raises Effective August 26, 2023

Pursuant to the release of the July 2023 Consumer Price Index – Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), and in accordance with Article 9.1.E , the fifth COLA adjustment of the 2021-2024 National Agreement will result in a $999.00 increase for eligible rural carriers. This COLA adjustment will be effective August 26, 2023, (PP 2023-19). … Read more