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Has your office implemented the Red Line policy?

If your office has implemented the RED LINE Policy, where you are not allowed, after returning from your route to the office, to take anything across the RED LINE or back to your case. If management is requiring you to do…


NRLCA Form 30 Required for Worker's Compensation Assistance

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to a Worker’s Compensation issue, please contact Devin Cassidy, Director of Worker’s Compensation. To receive assistance, you will first need to submit a NRLCA Form 30. This Form 30 must be received in…


Postponed and Deferred Postal Retirement

Guest post by David Fielder. David Fielder is owner of Postal Benefits GroupClick below to see all of Davids’s Guest Posts. Click Here Those of you who are wanting out and don’t quite meet the basic requirements need to understand all of your…



Coming Soon – Joint NRLCA/USPS Safety Teams

You may have noticed teams that include a rural carrier and manager coming to local offices. This is part of a newly created joint initiative between the NRLCA and USPS dealing with rural carrier safety. These teams go to offices…




Postal Potpourri

A guest blog by OLDER AND WISER This is how I see it! Have you ever been delivering in your LLV or POV and it’s one of those days where no one is around? All you have is yourself and…


Time and Money Wasted at NRLCA National Convention

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA The National Rural Letter Carrier Association’s (NRLCA) national convention in St. Louis, Missouri, from August 13th through the 16th, achieved only five constitution changes, exemplifying the union increasingly ignoring its’ members. The National Rural…


Whose fault is it anyway?

My previous editorial “The Union Membership” raised some hackles.  Good, that is exactly what I wanted it to do.  Sometimes we have to instigate people to think about things from a different perspective.  If we are only surrounded by those…


The NRLCA – Its Own Worst Enemy

Guest post by Older and Wiser. Older and Wiser is a rural carrier.Click below to see all of Older and Wiser’s Guest Posts. Click Here This is how I see it. There used to be a comic strip titled POGO written…


Still Waiting on Congress

A guest blog by VOCAL RCA While Congress is on a five-week vacation, the United States Postal Service waits to see if postal reform will finally be enacted this year. Congressman Darrell Issa has already passed his postal reform bill,…



New PostPlan Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPO) MOU

The USPS and the NRLCA have signed the attached memorandum of understanding (MOU), regarding rural routes that remain domiciled in Remotely Managed Post Offices (RMPO) upon implementation of the Post Office Structure (Post) Plan. Download: RMPO MOU – July 31-2013


The Union membership.

  Not sure if most of you know this, but I usually stay on the union “bad” list for the information I share.  I am accused of letting non members have information only meant for union members.  I have heard…