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NRLCA: Wounded Warriors Act Passes House

Wounded Warriors Act Passes House The Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act of 2015 (H.R. 313) was passed in the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The NRLCA had previously endorsed the legislation when it was first introduced in January…





Rural Carrier Hero: Allan Stickley, Boscobel, WI

Boscobel, WI, Rural Carrier Allan Stickley was driving on his route when he spotted a woman near a house with smoke pouring out the windows. She flagged him down and led him to an overheated wood furnace in the basement….


NRLCA, APWU, and USPS go to court over who sorts the mail

Early last fall, the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) filed a labor grievance against the Postal Service concerning who separates and sorts the mail brought back to the post office by rural carriers.  Now the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association…


South Carolina rural carrier helps ill woman

Irmo, SC, Rural Carrier Kendra Miller had finished her route and was on her way back to the Post Office when she saw a vehicle with the driver behind the wheel — her head laid back. Miller approached and found…


Rural letter carrier writes book of experiences

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor a bear or other crazy experiences has kept Jesse Lee Hatfield from delivering the mail — they just motivated him to write a book. “I love being a rural mail carrier,” Hatfield said. The 55-year-old…



Rural Carrier Hero: Kathy Potter, Middleburgh, NY

Middleburgh, NY, Rural Carrier Kathy Potter was on her route when she came upon a woman who had suffered a seizure and collapsed on her front porch. With the help of a neighbor, Potter alerted emergency responders and the woman’s…


Rural Carrier Hero: Michael Atwood, Richmond, KY

Richmond, KY, Rural Carrier Michael Atwood was delivering mail when he saw a truck with the driver slumped over. The man was too weak to move, so Atwood helped him out of the vehicle and into a nearby chair. Atwood…


NRLCA Supports the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act

National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association Supports the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave ActFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 17, 2014National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association – www.nrlca.orgContact: Margaret Boehm, MBoehm@nrlca.org, 703-797-8412The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association endorses the Wounded Warriors Federal Leave Act that was…


Rural Carrier Hero: Gordon Yunker, Hartington, NE

Hartington, NE, Rural Carrier Gordon Yunker was delivering mail when he came upon an overturned truck, with the injured driver pinned inside. Yunker called 911 and stayed until help arrived. The driver was taken by helicopter to a hospital where…



Rural carrier hero: Vivian Prescott, Dermott, AR

Dermott, AR, Rural Carrier Vivian Prescott grew concerned when a customer hadn’t collected mail in several days. She asked a neighbor to check on her. The neighbor called the woman’s son, who entered the house and found his mother unconscious….


Mail carrier (RCA) rescues puppies from fire

“I know that this particular home, they have a few dogs, and I just came around the corner there where they live and I saw the shed on fire,” Thompson told the Daily Reporter. “I thought, ‘I just gotta check,…