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NRLCA wants postmaster general Patrick Donahoe ousted

In a quick response to the postmaster general’s plan to stop six-day mail delivery, the national board of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) voted unanimously to call for his dismissal. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters) “The declaration today by Postmaster General [Patrick]…


A few highlights from South Atlantic Conference

Shared with permission Seemed to be a lot of talk about the Parcel business and it’s future with the USPS. Seems they are looking to expand into areas such as same day delivery or more parcel driven items. Christmas time…




Let’s talk about the Elephant in the room

Elephant in the room” is an English metaphorical idiom for an obvious truth that is either being ignored or going unaddressed. The idiomatic expression also applies to an obvious problem or risk no one wants to discuss.[2] It is based…




Handbook PO-603 Revision: Compensation Adjustments

Effective October 20, 2012, Handbook PO-603, Rural Carrier Duties and Responsibilities, Section 541.41, Addi­tional Compensation, is revised to reflect the change to the delivery point sequence (DPS) letter mail standard for those routes assigned a right-hand drive (RHD) employer-pro­vided vehicle….


The Piece Work Trap

 An OLDIE BUT GOODIE!! The Piece Work Trap by John Dziubek  former CTRLCA State Steward (written sometime after the Wells arbitration) Since 1896 rural letter carriers have been paid by an evaluated type system. After the wildcat postal strike in…


Paying it Forward Rural Carrier Style

The past two weeks have been a very stressful two weeks for rural carriers across the nation.  We have been backed in to a corner and forced to defend our livelihood.  It has caused sleepless nights, sickness and flat out…