2021 NRLCA Southwest Area Conference (SWAC) Canceled

Due to the rise in COVID-19 numbers, your SWAC board has made the decision to cancel the 2021 conference. This decision was based on the rising numbers of the virus in most states and our concern for the safety and well-being of you, our fellow members and families. This decision will not cost us the … Read more

2021 South Atlantic Conference (SAC) Canceled

The South Atlantic Conference (SAC) which was to be held in January 2021 has been canceled. Covid restrictions on the hotel and guests played a major part in the cancellation decision. While the date is several months away, planning the conference is done months in advance. Your SAC Board based this decision on the health … Read more

NRLCA Board Cancels 2020 National Convention

Less than two months ago, the world as we knew it changed. For the first time in our lives, we are facing a global pandemic. Your National Board has worked day and night to stay on top of rapidly changing information about COVID-19 and its impact on the Postal Service and our bargaining unit, conferring … Read more

IMPORTANT: 2020 State Convention Cancellations

The National Board had a teleconference this past week with the State Presidents. Based on the rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus and a projection of continued growth at least until the end of May, the National Board strongly suggested that the State Associations cancel their 2020 State Conventions until next year in 2021. This … Read more

State RLCA Meeting Cancellations (Updated March 19, 2020)

The National Board of the NRLCA has reached out to the officers of each state association in an effort to compile an ongoing list of state-level, in-person meeting cancellations. This list will be posted and updated on the NRLCA.ORG website and broadcast across the NRLCA’s social media feeds. We will continue to keep you updated … Read more

State RLCA Meeting Cancellations (Updated March 17, 2020)

The National Board of the NRLCA has reached out to the officers of each state association in an effort to compile an ongoing list of state-level, in-person meeting cancellations. This list will be posted and updated on the NRLCA.ORG website and broadcast across the NRLCA’s social media feeds. We will continue to keep you updated … Read more

Important Update: NRLCA Meeting Cancellations

In an effort to comply with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and to protect our rural carrier members and their families, the following NRLCA meetings have been cancelled: Secretary-Treasurer Training Eastern States Conference Legislative Conference Mid-States Conference Western States Conference As more information becomes available, we will provide further … Read more

2019 National Convention Proceedings Posted

The 2019 National Convention Proceedings are now available to download. CLICK HERE to be directed to the magazine.   To request a printed copy of the National Convention Proceedings, please complete and return the “Request for Convention Proceedings and Other Special Editions of The National Rural Letter Carrier magazine” form available here.    If you have previously submitted a request to receive special editions, you do … Read more

Additional Rooms Available at the Special NRLCA National Convention Room Block Rate

We have been able to secure additional rooms at the special NRLCA National Convention room block rate of $171/night (plus taxes) from Saturday, August 10th through Saturday, August 17, 2019. If you have experienced difficulty obtaining a room at this special rate or simply missed the reservation cut-off date, please call NRLCA headquarters at 703-684-5545 for room … Read more

NRLCA: Important Update Concerning the National Auxiliary

The NRLCA National Board has made every effort to determine whether the Auxiliary and Juniors will hold their conventions in conjunction with our National Convention. As no definite determination has been communicated, the NRLCA National Board can not coordinate any activities with the Auxiliary or Junior Associations at the 2019 Grapevine National Convention. Be advised … Read more

Highlights from South Atlantic Conference (SAC)

Buy back legislation. Some had thought that it covered post employees but OMB says no. Union came up with language to include Postal Workers in the bill. There is no language included in the bill for who pays. It could end up the employee responsibility for the whole bill, if employer/government has to pay anything, … Read more

Kent County Health Department Survey for NRLCA Convention Attendees

The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan is working with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to investigate an outbreak of influenza-like illness among attendees of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) National Convention that took place August 12 through August 17 at the DeVos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, MI. … Read more

Kent County Health Department News Release: Early Cluster of Flu-Like Illnesses Confirmed as H1N1 Strain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2018 For additional information contact: Steve Kelso at (616) 632-7274 or Steve.Kelso@kentcountymi.gov   Early Cluster of Flu-Like Illness Confirmed as H1N1 Strain   GRAND RAPIDS – The Kent County Health Department (KCHD) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) have identified the strain of influenza that has now … Read more

NRLCA: Influenza Virus Affects National Convention Attendees in Grand Rapids

At the close of the National Convention in Grand Rapids, we began to receive reports that some attendees were experiencing flu-like symptoms. It is possible that 100 or more convention attendees have been affected. We have been in contact with the Kent County Health Department, which has epidemiologists closely monitoring reports of Influenza A. The … Read more

About 100 fall ill after NRLCA convention in Grand Rapids

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Approximately 100 people have fallen ill following a convention held at the DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, and the county health department is working to learn more. The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association held their annual convention from August 7th to August 18th. When the event wrapped up and attendees … Read more