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From NRLCA – What happens if the NRLCA is decertified?

The NRLCA National Board is aware of the efforts to decertify the NRLCA. We are providing the attached one-page document to the field to offer additional facts and information as to what would be at risk if the NRLCA is decertified. We take any and all attacks against this union seriously and we will not sit … Read more

UPDATE: NRLCA and USPS Sign MOU Allowing Regular Rural Carriers to Volunteer to Work on Sundays and Provide Assistance on other Rural Routes

Due to continued staffing challenges in rural delivery operations, the Postal Service and the NRLCA have signed the attached MOU regarding two temporary modifications to the USPS-NRLCA National Agreement. Beginning Saturday, September 2, 2023 and continuing through March 8, 2024, regular rural carriers may volunteer to work on Sunday to deliver packages and may also … Read more

Density Test Scheduled for Routes with Collection Boxes

Rural Carriers with collection boxes will be required to participate in a density test period, September 2, 2023 and continuing on September 9-23, 2023.  USPS HQ agrees the carriers will be compensated for the additional time it takes to measure the mail.  It should only take seconds per time that it must be done.  This … Read more

NRLCA Press Release on Maui Wildfires

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) expresses its deepest sympathies and condolences to the victims and communities affected by the devastating wildfires that have swept through Maui. Our thoughts are with those who have lost their homes, belongings, and loved ones in this tragic event. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims of … Read more

2023-2024 National Board Elected at 2023 NRLCA National Convention

The 2023-2024 National Board was elected at the 2023 National Convention in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Friday, August 18. National Board: President Don Maston Vice President Patrick Pitts Secretary-Treasurer Tommy Turner Director of Labor Relations Bridget Boseak Director of Steward Operations Shirley Baffa Executive Committee Chair Nicky Phillips Executive Committeeman Jeanette Dwyer Executive Committeeman John … Read more

NRLCA releases LOU on Step 4 Closed Business or School

The NRLCA was approached to discuss the Step 4 in reference to the closed business or school.  In that Step 4, if a business/school closed hold contained 8 or more DPS letters, the carrier would receive a parcel during the Evaluated Compensations System (ECS) mail count.  After entering the RRECS environment, this agreement no longer … Read more

Carriers Working Over the Evaluated Hours on Overburdened 48K Routes

If you are assigned to a 48K (57:00 to 57:36 hours), and your actual hours exceed 48 actual work hours, you may be entitled to auxiliary assistance. Temporary relief is covered in the EL-902-The USPS- NRLCA National Agreement, the M-38, and the F-21. USPS Operations is developing a plan to adjust overburdened routes, but in … Read more

COVID-19 Parcels Arbitration Award – No compensation for increased parcels during Covid-19 pandemic

National Arbitrator Rules that the National Agreement Does Not Require the Postal Service to Provide Additional Compensation to Rural Letter Carriers for Increase in Parcels During COVID-19 Pandemic via NRLCA.org On June 27, 2023, the parties’ National Arbitrator issued a decision in the “COVID-19 Parcels” case. While the Arbitrator appeared to agree with the Union … Read more

Compensation for Additional Trips

On June 2, 2023, the USPS and NRLCA agreed to modify two pre-arbitration settlements, specifically case #C95R-4C-C 98023318, which involves compensation for rural carriers when required to perform an additional trip to the street due to mail that could not be accommodated on the first trip, either due to the volume of mail or the … Read more

UPDATE to Second Trip Compensation via NRLCA

UPDATE to Second Trip Compensation:  All loading time for second trips will be done on the scanner; the only additional pay connected to the Second Trip will be the newly agreed to  three (3) minutes per mile and any additional EMA if you drive a POV  (effective May 6, 2023).

USPS, Postal Inspection Service Roll Out Expanded Crime Prevention Measures To Crack Down on Mail Theft, Enhance Employee Safety and Strengthen Consumer Protections

The United States Postal Service (Postal Service) and United States Postal Inspection Service (Postal Inspection Service) announced expanded actions to protect Postal employees and the security of the nation’s mail and packages as threats and attacks on letter carriers and mail fraud incidents have escalated concurrently with a national rise in crime. The Postal Service … Read more

IMPORTANT: RRECS Evaluation Prematurely Uploaded for 784 Routes

784 routes have had their RRECS evaluation prematurely uploaded for pay period 10. USPS HQ is aware, and the offices were told to take extraordinary measures to ensure that these carriers would receive a paycheck this Friday. It will not be your correct salary, but you will receive a check. Your managers know which routes … Read more

NRLCA statement on Groff v. DeJoy: United States Supreme Court Oral Argument

The NRLCA, National Postal Mail Handlers Union, and National Association of Letter Carriers filed a joint amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that the Court should not overrule Hardison and that burdens on co-workers can satisfy the “undue burden” test. The NRLCA also argued that it would be an “undue burden” if the Postal Service had to violate a … Read more