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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…





2012 NRLCA National Convention Updates

These highlights have been combined from several different sources.  Thanks to everyone for sharing!  We all really appreciate it. MON: Paul Schwartz, NRLCA Legislative director says the upcoming elections are the most critical in many years. A band-aid fix to…




VIDEO: Rural Letter Carriers meet in Buffalo

The City of Buffalo is getting a visit from the Post Master General, and it’s all part of the Rural Letter Carriers’ Association National Convention. The 108th National Convention is taking place at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center through Friday….




SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS OF 2010-2015 NATIONAL AGREEMENT

 SUMMARY OF HIGHLIGHTS OF 2010-2015 NATIONAL AGREEMENT The following is a summary of highlights of the new National Agreement between the United States Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association resulting from the July 3, 2012 Interest Arbitration…