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


 UPDATE ON ACCEPTANCE SCANS:  The NRLCA has addressed the following issues with USPS Headquarters pertaining to the changes to the IMDAS and acceptance scans:  1. As you are aware there are certain pieces of mail that the carrier scans that is prompting for a signature and a requirement that the customer must be 21 years … Read more

Word from National on the new acceptance scans

The National Board has made the decision not to pursue the acceptance scan issue in accordance with the provisions of Article 19 in the National Agreement for the various reasons discussed on the conference call. The NRLCA is still in discussions with Postal Headquarters on the following issues: Barcodes that require verification of over age … Read more


NRLCA: POSTAL SERVICE WITHDRAWS PROPOSED SUBCONTRACTING CHANGES: “The Postal Service has notified the Association that it has rescinded the proposed changes to Handbook M-38, Management of Rural Delivery Services, which would have expanded its ability to subcontract rural routes to contract delivery service. Notification of the Postal Service’s decision to withdraw the changes came after … Read more

USPS Proposes Changes Which Would Expand its Ability to Subcontract Rural Routes to Contract Delivery Service

National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association: “The National Office has just received notification from the Postal Service of proposed changes to Handbook M-38, Management of Rural Delivery Services, which would greatly expand its ability to subcontract rural routes to contract delivery service. Your National Board is taking immediate steps on all appropriate fronts to address this … Read more

A tale of two realities… Editorial by

I am sure we have all heard of the USPS posting an 8.5 billion dollar loss for 2010. This number just jumps off the page at you doesn’t it? 8.5 billion dollars? How in the world can the USPS survive something like this? This kind of number could make postal employees really wonder about the … Read more

Let them Eat Cake… The USPS version..

  A trend has developed lately that is very disturbing. It seems that postal employees, and our wages have become the whipping post of USPS management, Congress and the media. They howl and groan that labor costs in the USPS are 80% of USPS expenses. Basically, the public perception of us has been destroyed by … Read more

ECAB rules that Rural Carriers are covered driving to work

ECAB rules that Rural Carriers are covered driving to work: “The Employee’s Compensation Appeals Board has ruled that a rural carrier who was in a car accident on her way to work was in the performance of duty as she was driving the vehicle which she intended to use to deliver mail on the date … Read more

Rural carrier fired for profanity loses suit against union

Connecticut rural carrier Josier F. Jeunes was terminated after an altercation with another carrier in 2007. Jeunes admitted using profanity during the incident, which the USPS contended was a violation of its zero tolerance policy. Jeunes filed suit against the USPS alleging discrimination. In June the US Second Court of Appeals upheld Jeunes’s dismissal. Jeunes also filed … Read more