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   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

Election Results: 2018-2019 NRLCA National Board

It is with great pride that the National Rural Letter Carrier’s Association announces its newly-elected National Board for the 2018-2019 Association year: President: Ronnie W. Stutts Vice President: Donald L. Maston Secretary-Treasurer: Clifford D. Dailing Director of Labor Relations: David L. Heather Director of Steward Operations: Susan T. Knapp Executive Committee Chairman: Shirley Baffa Executive … Read more

Rural Carrier State Convention highlights

Skags///Freeloaders///Shame on you for helping rural carriers online/// you are the problem/// if you don’t go to meetings, you don’t deserve the information/// Can anyone guess what all the words and phrases above have in common?  They were words and statements made by some of our National officers at state conventions across the country. Aside … Read more

Notes from the Q and A session at SAC

JJ: Joey Johnson JD: Jeanette Dwyer SB: Shirley Baffa RS: Ronnie Stutts Q: IF VOLUME DISAPPEARS DURING MAIL COUNT DOES THE UNION HAVE A PLAN? JD: ONLY IF WE CAN PROVE THEY DID IT DELIBERATELY   Q: When we receive oversize parcels how do we handle team lift ? JD: you do not use team … Read more

2017 NRLCA National Convention Updates

Updates from various sources – Let’s all thank them for giving us the information. Engineer Study Panel chair recommends everything turned over by October 31st, 2017.  Parties evaluate and comment by November 30th, 2017.   Chair issues final determination by February 28th, 2018 [embeddoc url=”” viewer=”google”]     PMG Brennan PMG was present and spontaneously … Read more

Engineer Study update shared at state conventions

This is a fairly technical overview and I do not know what some of the acronyms and such stand for, but there is still some good info to be had. Status Overview Development of system is complete – Beta version available Testing of system components is almost completed Bug fxes and minor enhancements underway Integrated … Read more

2016 NRLCA National Convention Proceedings Posted

The 2016 National Convention Proceedings issue of the National Rural Letter Carrier magazine has been posted in the “Magazine” section of the website under “Current Issue”. CLICK HERE to be directed to the magazine.

2020 NRLCA National Convention to Be Held in Spokane, Washington

The National Board of the NRLCA is pleased to announce the dates and location of the 2020 National Convention. Mark your Calendar! The 116th Annual Convention of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association will be held in Spokane, Washington at the Spokane Convention Center on August 18-21, 2020. Special room rate accommodations will be available … Read more

State Convention and Amazon Stress Test Updates

These updates were sent to by a trusted source and were confirmed as correct by several other sources.  Please join me in thanking those that want to keep information flowing to rural carriers.  If not for them, thousands of dues paying rural carriers would be left in the dark wondering what might be happening … Read more

Updates from the NRLCA Eastern States Conference

The coalition the NRLCA has joined with Apwu/mail-handlers/NALC is very important as we lay aside our differences to fight for 6 day delivery, continued door-to-door delivery, fighting plant closing, and the very survival of the postal service. Although the jury is still out in regard to the new PMG, history and press was made with … Read more

Highlights from the NRLCA Eastern States Conference

Huge Thank You going out to Jerri Michelle Gatewood for sharing her information with all of us.  First a couple of major issues: Convention entertainment: It is with great joy that I announce that after seven years of personal grass root efforts and informing others our hard work has paid off.. Jeanette Dwyer has announced no … Read more

A few highlights from South Atlantic Conference

Shared with permission Seemed to be a lot of talk about the Parcel business and it’s future with the USPS. Seems they are looking to expand into areas such as same day delivery or more parcel driven items. Christmas time was extremely busy and bodes well for the future. Also barcodes on all Parcels is … Read more

2012 NRLCA National Convention Updates

These highlights have been combined from several different sources.  Thanks to everyone for sharing!  We all really appreciate it. MON: Paul Schwartz, NRLCA Legislative director says the upcoming elections are the most critical in many years. A band-aid fix to our woes may be done in the lame-duck session. The afternoon seminar explaining the recent … Read more