Some letter carriers can recall participating in the Great Postal Strike of 1970. Not many can say that they also participated in the effort to deliver mail, ordered by President Richard Nixon, while striking letter carriers were walking the picket lines 49 years ago
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NALC is making arrangements for the 2019 national conference, or “rap session,” set for Aug. 9-11 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center.
USPS recently updated the Wound Warriors Leave policy effective January 5, 2019. Eligible military veterans will be credited with 104 hours of Wounded Warriors Leave each leave year going forward.
Secretary Clinton has a long history of supporting the issues most important to letter carriers—a strong Postal Service, collective-bargaining rights for postal employees and decent pay and benefits for all American workers. She has been a friend of NALC since her first meeting with us in 1994.
On May 11, over 60 Labor leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, copying both the Postal Board of Governors and the Postmaster General, urging them support the United States Postal Service.
The United States Postal Service, currently being hit hard as letter-mail volume plummets during the COVID-19 pandemic, is in need of rapid emergency funding.
The latest numbers (as of May 6, 2020) show 1,100 postal workers who have tested positive and 624 employees who have been presumed to be positive for a total of 1,724 infected employees.
Today, North Star Opinion Research and Hart Research Associates, two leading Republican and Democratic public opinion firms, released the findings of a national poll (viewable here) regarding the importance of the continued operation and funding of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) during this pandemic.
NALC has created a white paper on the legislative needs of the Postal Service for the COVID-19 crisis.
With the Postal Service now tracking the deaths of its employees from the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to a growing list of those who have tested positive for the virus, the agency is doing everything it can to continue normal operations — even in the most extraordinary circumstances.
The 28th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, scheduled for May 9, 2020, has been postponed. The NALC, as well as our national partners, are fully committed to rescheduling the food drive later in 2020. A new date has not yet been scheduled.
Covid-19 has already begun to take its toll on the overextended USPS workforce.
Aside from the agency’s worsening financial picture, the pandemic has taken a toll on its workforce: USPS says 111 of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the current strain of the coronavirus.
The US Postal Service is in crisis, with lawmakers warning that plunging mail volumes could shut it down by June without “urgent” financial help — threatening everything from critical medicine deliveries and vote by mail to a third of Amazon orders.
NALC is deeply saddened to learn that 50-year-old letter carrier Rakkhon Kim, a member of Branch 36 in New York City, passed away Wednesday, March 25, from complications related to COVID-19.
NALC President Fredric V. Rolando has sent two letters to branches and state associations granting dispensation for several issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.