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NALC: Step credit for former TEs to be recalculated

When applying the provisions of the MOU Re: Step Credit for Former Transitional Employees, USPS divided the employees’ total days on the rolls as a TE days by 365. This calculation was flawed. For example, this calculation would require a TE to work over two weeks into their fourth year as a TE to get credit for three years




NALC: Promotion Pay and Hold in Place dispute settled

This settlement (M-01893) lifts the hold in place instituted by USPS. The carriers affected by the hold in place will receive their step increases as scheduled prior to being held. These carriers will receive any retroactive pay owed back to the time they should have received their step increase(s).




NALC: House resolution introduced on USPS privatization

Today, a group of 10 bipartisan representatives introduced a House Resolution (H. Res. 993) calling on Congress to take all appropriate measures to ensure that the Postal Service remain an independent agency of the federal government and not be subject to privatization.


NALC: Supreme Court attacks workers’ rights in Janus decision

In a narrow 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court once again sided with corporate special interests and against America’s working families. In a case called Janus vs. AFSCME, the Court ruled that public sector unions may no longer benefit from so-called agency fees, the payment required of non-union members to pay for the cost of collective bargaining services.



Notice to prospective candidates in the 2018 NALC election

NALC has changed email vendors for the 2018 election. Blue Bulldog Digital, a labor focused digital communication firm, has been retained to handle requests by candidates for national office in the 2018 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail.  NALC’s previously announced contractor, Kelly Press, will no longer be involved.


NALC: Update on Trump executive orders attacking federal employees

NALC posted the executive orders and requested a legal analysis from its outside attorneys. That analysis has concluded that the three executive orders do not apply to the Postal Service or its unions, a conclusion that was confirmed in writing by officials of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).


NALC priority resolutions reach majority support

As of June 5, all NALC priority resolutions now have a bipartisan majority of Congress supporting them. With that milestone met, it is highly unlikely that some in Congress might try to use the legislative process to cut them.


NALC submits postal workforce recommendations to White House

In a meeting with the White House today, NALC President Fred Rolando delivered policy recommendations to the White House Task Force on the Postal Service. The Task Force, comprised of the heads of OPM, OMB and the Department of the Treasury, was established in April via executive order from President Trump.