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Rural Carrier heroes across the country

Bridget Lipp, Abrams, WI Rural Carrier Associate Bridget Lipp was delivering mail in March on an isolated dead-end road in Abrams, WI, when she spotted a 95-year-old customer, Alma Rowell, on the ground outside her home. Lipp rushed to aid…



New EMA Charts effective July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of…



Special Tentative Agreement Edition 2019 Issue of Magazine Posted

The Special Tentative Agreement Edition 2019 issue of the National Rural Letter Carrier magazine has been posted in the “Magazine” section of the website under “Current Issues.” Important! Look inside this issue for: Tentative Contract Language and Explanations Scheduled Time, Place, and…


EMA to rise 4.5 cents for rural carriers on July 6th, 2019

On June 12, 2019, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2019 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 211.792, an increase from the February 2019 Index of…


NRLCA: Notification of Ratification Meetings

Dear NRLCA Active Craft Member: The NRLCA and the USPS have reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement: the 2018-2021 National Agreement between the USPS and the NRLCA. Pursuant to Article XI of the NRLCA Constitution, National…



We have a tentative contract. What happens now?

A tentative agreement has been reached between the NRLCA and the USPS. Here’s what will happen next. Within the next few weeks, union members will get a special edition magazine which will have the proposed contract language and further explanations…





How about some more rural carrier heroes?

Harold Durham Grand Prairie, TX Rural Carrier Harold Durham was delivering mail in Grand Prairie, TX, one day last fall when he spotted a toddler alone at a busy intersection. Durham stopped to check on the boy, who was around…