Rural Carrier contract approved by the membership

Pursuant to Article XI, Section 4 of the NRLCA Constitution, the Ratification Committee has completed the tabulation of ballots and reports that the 2015-2018 NRLCA-USPS Tentative National Agreement has been RATIFIED by a vote of 16,739 to 3,368, or 83 percent voting in favor of ratification. A more detailed report from the Ratification Committee will be posted on the NRLCA website shortly and in the next available edition of The National Rural Letter Carrier.

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David, i am going to nickname you the hammer, cause you hit it right in the center. We would probably do worse with further negotiations, of course there is some parts I dont agree with. but you cant please everybody on all parts, and if you dont like you job get in there to make changes or walmart is always hiring

I voted no. Although it’s a nice thought not working Amazon Sunday, it is OUR job security. Now they’ll be hiring scabs to do this. It just paves the way for them to slowly weed out the hiring of new rcas. Once this takes effect, you’ll probably see some new rcas that don’t have 90days worked in, let go.

Whoever voted for this contract is a fool

Yeah tony, what do you think.

Bush recession ?

Sorry Allison ,, i wish you where in my office , you would know

Marc, I’ve been told to help on other routes for 10yrs. Didn’t realize they weren’t supposed to be doing that.

Sean , that is the old contract .. management can now order subs to help out unlike before ….

I know what you’re talking about, 5 to 1. We have an rca doing that in our office. I’m not sure about the rest though. I’m surprised this contract passed ?

Sean , that is the old contract .. management can now oder subs to help out unlike before ….

I still have yet to see anything in the changes that states RCAs won’t be able to or required to boost when a route needs split or sick call. Plus if it is then according to what you said it is only for RCAs on hold downs. This will force management to hire enough subs to cover without those on hold downs or try their best to avoid having aux routes or hold downs. It’s all a cat and mouse game that is never going to change and the union will have to represent for. This new position Is a… Read more »

Gerry , The cannot replace RCA’s , who will work for you when u call out sick

Gerry Nance , i am sure you have no idea what you are talking about when you say … you all created , you’ve probably never been union in your life and free load

Evidently no one had balls in your office , sad

Everyone in my office gained in a good way

Anytime we go to arbitration, we get screwed mor

RCA? There won’t be any more RCA’s they will be all replaced by those new positions 83% of you all created. But I only have a few more years left. So go ahead and shoot yourselves in the foot. Some day you can look back, shake your head and ask what the F happened.

Never got my ballot…

What do you think tony?

David Backer – just sayin’. I did my part- I voted. Gotta live with it

I rather have Obama for 4 more years than Trump!

Majority rules. Like it or not, we’re stuck. Just like we were stuck with the president for 8 years.

less than 20% member voting that is a shame

That WAS in the old contract, yet nobody in our office would uphold it. Mgmt forced them to go out & assist anyways.

Sean , RCA can assign themselves to an aux route 5 days and 1 day on primary or 6 days – and and do not have to give assistance on other routes In the office , New contract states RCA’s can no longer do this .. This for splitting up routes , call in sick or what ever

What are you talking about? They didn’t take away the RCAs ability to boost other routes just because they are on a hold down on an auxiliary route. What benefit are you speaking of? If the routes are evaluated properly and the carrier is doing their job properly there should be no need for boosts.

I am talking about helping out on other routes that need assistance …. No more ….RCA!s lost that benefit and be it anywhere management see’s fit

Where does it say that? Everything I read said they could and would be able to not be forced in on Sunday Amazon or holiday Amazon.

Jackie Lewis Until now RCA,s could lock down on an aux route 5 days – primary or 6 days and nothing else . Not anymore

So what would that mean exactly?

RCA’s can no longer lock down on Aux routes

When will this take effect?

Always possible in September…

Do a review

I know the people in my office that voted against it was the people that lost on the count. There will be no count for 2 years so if you lost your stuck.

I don’t know if it is a good or bad contract but I am sure the leaders in the NRLCA got the best contract they could. Our backs are against the wall on this. We are facing a Congress that is openly hostile to unions plus various other factors so I know we didn’t get everything we wanted or needed. I hope the next one is a lot better.

83%… Hmmm, overwhelming majority vote. So something must have made sense.

Only 1 in our office, that I know of (he called in a few days). I gained over 5 hours.

That’s not usually the case for everyone. Most people lost during mail count and lots of people go over their evaluation daily

Explain how I am going to do more work?? I went through count and didn’t lose. I’m still a 42J it’s rare I ever work over my evaluated time.

It’s people like you who are willing to sit back and be complacent with what you’re presented with instead of fighting. Your $50k plus without a degree will be LESS now and you will work MORE. Smh….

That sucks!!!!

Yep. Last time we voted down, we were screwed worse than if we had excepted it. Especially now that the PO is crying over lost stamp monies.

I am with you. Thankful for what I have. Given the state of things I don’t think we were going to do any better.

People are bad mouthing people for accepting the contract well we could have voted it down and spend another year trying to come to an agreement and still end up with the same or less. I’m happy with it I have worked several jobs and worked a whole lot harder for a lot less money. Where can you go and make $50K+ with no degree? I can’t where I live. If people are so discourage with their jobs maybe they should look elsewhere for a career.

Same here

David Backer yes

I never did either-yes I’m union member

Are you a union member?

I never even got a ballot