Search Results for nalc

NALC on OPM proposed retirement changes

On May 4, Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Director Jeff Pon sent a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan making four legislative recommendations that, if enacted, would require current and future federal employees to make larger pension contributions, and also would scale back retirement benefits for current retirees

NALC: “It’s the pre-funding, stupid!”

The famous mantra of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign was: “It’s the economy, stupid!” It was adopted to force everybody involved to stay focused on the most important issue facing the country.  We need that same kind of focus right now when it comes to the debate over the future of the Postal Service: It’s the pre-funding, stupid.

NALC: Former TE step advancement

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Step Credit for Former Transitional Employees included in the 2016 National Agreement, any CCA who was employed as Transitional Employee (TE) after September 29, 2007 and has been, or will be, converted to a career position may be eligible for a one-time advancement to a higher step on the career pay scale. 

NALC: 2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections

The 2018 NALC Guide to Route Inspections has been printed and is being shipped to each NALC Branch and the 15 National Business Agents’ offices. The guide is an updated version of the 2012 guide.

NALC: Promotion pay grievance update

A national class-action grievance (Q16N-4Q-C 17638188) was originally scheduled to be heard January 30, 2018.  Unfortunately, this hearing was unexpectedly canceled by the arbitrator.  NALC has received proposed dates for rescheduling and we expect to have a firm date shortly.

NALC: MDD Load Truck feature

If a letter carrier is instructed to load or deliver their parcels in a manner inconsistent with the procedures outlined in Handbook M-41, he or she should follow those instructions but inform a local union representative for further investigation.

NALC: Recent presidential tweet storm

In January, NALC reported on the first of the president’s tweets directed at the Postal Service and Amazon’s founder Jeff Bezos who is also the owner of The Washington Post. The president, who objects to his coverage by the newspaper, targeted Bezos by attacking Amazon for allegedly exploiting the Postal Service. He charged that the Postal Service loses money by setting prices on Amazon’s deliveries too low.

NALC: EEOC finds USPS practiced disability discrimination

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has found the Postal Service National Reassessment Process (NRP) subjected approximately 130,000 injured-on-duty employees to a pattern and practice of disability discrimination, in violation of the Rehabilitation Act. A letter carrier in Rochester NY, Sandra McConnell, initiated a class action EEOC complaint in 2007 after she was reassessed under the NRP

NALC: CCA back pay update

NALC has filed a national level grievance regarding former CCAs who have not received their back pay to date. The grievance covers approximately 6000 former CCAs who had been converted to career employees prior to August 7, 2017 and have not yet received back pay for time worked as a CCA during the back pay period.

NALC: Trump administration’s 2019 budget targets letter carriers and their families

Yesterday, the Trump administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget proposal. If enacted, the budget (outlined in a document called “Efficient, Effective, Accountable – An American Budget”) would add at least $7.1 trillion to the federal debt over the next decade, even while it calls for the same job-killing delivery service cuts to the U.S. Postal Service that last year’s budget proposal did.