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. Highlights of the event include Post Master General Patrick R. Donahoe, a key note address … Read more


1.  RCAs on rolls prior to November 20, 2010 and continuously thereafter, will convert to career on salary schedule Table 1. RCAs hired after November 20, 2010, but prior to August 11, 2012 will be paid on Table 3 as RCAs and on Table 2 when they convert to career. RCAs hired after August 10, … Read more

A few contract clarifications: From State Steward Teleconference

HIGH OPTION ELECTION; The award indicates a carrier must have a minimum of 10 years of service from the retirement computation date to be eligible to elect the high option. For a regular carrier, this date can be found in column 17 of your PS50. It is generally the date converted to regular, but may … Read more


 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 Award.  The Award and the separate opinion and dissent of Interest Arbitration Board Member Joey … Read more

Ladies and Gentlemen We have a contract award

Interest Arbitration Panel Issues Award: Four and a Half-Year Agreement Calls for Wage Increases and Industrial Engineered Study of Time Standards In an interest arbitration award dated July 3, 2012, the NRLCA and USPS finally have a new National Agreement, which is effective from November 21, 2010 through May 20, 2015.  The Award and the … Read more

2012 NRLCA State Convention Presentation

The following is the presentation being given by the National Officers across the country.  Packed full of lots of good info.   NRLCA National Officer Presentation- 2012 State Conventions See this full screen


On August 15, 2011, the NRLCA and the USPS signed an MOU that superseded both the July 28, 2008 and the August 10, 2009 MOUs, which provided for certain exceptions to Article 12. Any residual route that was withheld per the August 15, 2011 MOU, that is not in an office scheduled for implementation of … Read more

Lake Waccamaw woman is head of national group

A Lake Waccamaw resident who is a rural mail carrier out of the Atkinson post office has been elected national president of the 106,000-member National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association NRLCA. Jeanette Pierce Dwyer, the first woman ever elected to the post, is presently engaged in the contract negotiations with the U.S. Postal Service on behalf … Read more

Rural Carriers Alert: Start time changes during Christmas OT period

Subject: Start times I have had several questions relating to the changing of start times due to management attempting to avoid Xmas overtime on the front side of the week. These will need to be grieved on an individual basis, appealed to step 2 to get a GATS # assigned and held in abeyance pending the … Read more

NRLCA Press Release: NRLCA Elects Jeanette P. Dwyer as First Female National President

NRLCA Elects Jeanette P. Dwyer as First Female National President – MarketWatch: “Jeanette P. Dwyer, a 30-year career postal employee, has been elected the first female national president in the 108-year history of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA). The election was held during the union’s 107th National Convention in Savannah, GA. Dwyer, a … Read more


Recently, criticism has arisen over how the NRLCA-PAC contributes to Congressional campaigns. The NRLCA-PAC works to represent rural carrier issues on Capitol Hill by supporting key Senators and Representatives. Unfortunately, financial support of a campaign does not guarantee the Senator or Representative will support legislation favorable to our issues or positions. The process for selecting … Read more

NRLCA Contributions to Federal Candidates

Total Receipts $1,297,789 Total Spent (view expenditures) $1,255,141 Begin Cash on Hand $111,817 End Cash on Hand $154,430 Debts $0 Date of last report December 31, 2010 Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients)(71% to Democrats, 29% to Republicans) $876,500 Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more ( list … Read more

Do you want to see what 10k of our PAC money bought?

According to Opensecrets, the NRLCA gave Issa 10k to his campaign committee in 2009-2010 election cycle. And what did we get for our money?  One big anti union, anti worker, attack on USPS unions. I could have told you and anyone else that Issa would NEVER be a friend of unions, yet we still gave … Read more


Over the past several years rural carriers across America have volunteered to join the NALC to collect food in over 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states in an effort to “Stamp out Hunger” for needy families, to include children and the elderly. While the NRLCA fully supports this worthwhile cause and has become … Read more


National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association: “The Postal Service has entered into an important settlement agreement with the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) and the Association to resolve an unfair labor practice charge filed by the NRLCA. The Association filed the unfair labor practice charge in response to the Postal Service’s repeated, unlawful refusal to provide … Read more

RE: Changes to the Carrier Release Program

Subject: Carrier-Leave If No Response FYI: We recently attended a meeting with USPS  Headquarters to clarify the intent of the change to the Carrier Release Program. Attached you will find an article on the PO-603 change for the Carrier Release Program.  This will be printed in the upcoming National Magazine. As you can see by … Read more