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Rural Letter Carriers
Association's official web
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TO DO WHEN A MEMBER DIES
GUIDELINES FOR FILING A
Weingarten Rights-What are
REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS AND
INJURIES NO MATTER HOW SMALL
IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY
(PO-603 CHAPT. 173) AND
COULD PROTECT YOUR JOB!
have moved, in addition to
notifying the USPS of your
new address, if you wish to
continue to receive
related material to the new
address, you need to notify
the membership department
with the NRLCA.
do so by sending the request
to update your address by
mailing or faxing a letter
requesting the change to the
fax number is 703-518-0637
or you could mail it to the
Rural Letter Carriers’
Duke Street, 4th FL
Alexandria, VA 22314
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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, after more than two months of contract talks,
the NRLCA and USPS reached impasse over the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement.
Early this week it appeared as if the parties were making progress toward a negotiated settlement.
However, contract talks stalled and impasse was declared at 6:30 p.m.
The NRLCA’s final proposals provide for appropriate and reasonable wage increases,
continued cost-of-living adjustments, and the maintenance of core benefits.
The parties expect to meet soon to discuss the next steps.
We appreciate your support and patience as we continue to fight
to improve the lives of the more than 116,000 rural letter carriers that
deliver the mail to more than 42 million mailboxes across the country.
Open Letter from Lakeland Julia Doggett
regarding new evaluations from mail count
and the effects with "formulated" offices
You may have or should be in the near future be receiving a service talk on
an new edit book entry called ‘DNA’ or door not available.
When you are required to make the necessary changes to your edit book for
these types of deliveries, the time spent is compensable, and should be paid on an 8127.
If you have any questions, please contact your assigned steward.
Thinking about changing Insurance or happy with your current carrier?
Call National General (formerly GMAC Insurance) for a simple, risk free quote
and help WIRLCA win $$MONEY$$ click here
Tort claims info from National General Insurance Company click here
MAY-JUNE NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
2015 STATE CONVENTION HOTEL BLOCK IS FULL
Other hotel choices in area
Country Inn and Suites 715-732-3400
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AmericInn Lodge and Suites-Menominee, MI 906-863-8699
Econo Lodge On the Bay-Menominee, MI 906-863-4431
There is free parking at the Convention hotel if you need to commute from another hotel
Registration forms for the 111th WIRLCA State convention are available here___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
2015 State Convention
Constitution Change Formform fill pdf-
Resolution Change Formform fill pdf
Clifford Dailing, NRLCA Secretary/Treasurer, will be the National Board representative
at the 111th WIRLCA state Convention in Marinette
Mr. Dailing's bio
Julie Houston, NRLCA Auxiliary Secretary, will be the National Auxiliary representative
!Attention Member Rural Carrier Parents and Grandparents!
of High School Seniors
It's Scholarship Time
go to the Auxiliary Page for more details
DPS, PTF, UTF...Ever wonder what all the postal acronyms mean?
click here https://about.usps.com/publications/pub32/pub32_acn.htm
THE Postal Service's website for employee access to many benefits and employment information is:
Here's how you log on:
You'll need your Employee ID and USPS Self Service Password to log on to LiteBlue.
Your Employee ID is easy to find — just look at the top of your earnings statement.
It's the 8-digit number printed just above the words "Employee ID."
Your USPS Self Service Password is the new security standard as of April 28, 2014 that is used
to access a variety of USPS self-service applications including LiteBlue.
If you have not set up your password in the Self Service Profile (SSP) application
or you have forgotten your Self Service Password click here.
As of April 28, 2014 this application will require a new password instead of the 4-digit PIN.
!!IMPORTANT BIDDING INFORMATION!!
OPEN LETTER FROM DISTRTICT REP JULIA DOGGETT
Interesting Historical Article
by Barb Bergsma-WIRLCA Historian
On the NRLCA Website
NLRB Issues Complaint Against United States Postal Service Regarding Massive USPS Data Breach
On March 31, 2015, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board issued a Complaint against the Postal Service alleging
that it violated federal labor law by failing to bargain with the NRLCA and provide information to the NRLCA
concerning last year’s Postal Service data breach.
For more information go to www.nrlca.org
IS THE POSTAL SERVICE DOING A GOOD JOB?
read the latest Gallup poll-http://www.gallup.com/poll/179519/americans-rate-postal-service-highest-major-agencies.aspx
WI Senator Ron Johnson R-WI
New Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and
Governmental Affairs Committee
(oversees Postal issues)
Article from The Federal Times
NEWLY CONVERTED REGULAR CARRIERS
IF YOU ARE BEING REQUIRED TO PROVIDE
DRUG SCREENING OR BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION (FINGER PRINTING)
ON YOUR OWN TIME
THERE IS A NATIONAL LEVEL GRIEVANCE PERTAINING TO THE
COMPENSATION DUE TO YOU FOR THESE "OFF THE CLOCK"
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, AREA OR DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY!!
UPDATED SALARY TABLES
Just another one of the benefits that was won by the NRLCA
due to the support of the Dues Paying Membership-isn't it time you joined?
50+ year NRLCA members recognized
click hereDo you know someone that has been a member for 50+ years or have an interesting family rural lineage?
email the WIRLCA PresidentCongratulations to
Charles R. Wippenfurth-Merrimac
Irvin G. Humke-Greenwood
President Dwyer's Letter Published in the Washington Post
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
To grieve or not to grieve:
The natural inclination is to think about pursuing a grievance only if it looks like it has a reasonably good chance of coming up a winner.
Why file a grievance in the first place, unless your union is determined to take the case all the way to arbitration if the employer doesn’t back down?
There may be lots of good reasons for a union to file a grievance that it doesn’t expect to “win.”
There are times when it doesn’t make sense to think about fighting the employer to the death on a particular action.
It may just not be worth it to arbitrate a relatively minor erosion of existing working conditions, or what looks like a one-time event.
At the same time, rather than do nothing, a class action grievance could serve to put the employer on notice that its action has not gone unnoticed,
and that if it tries the same maneuver again, it may well have a serious fight on its hands.
Contract "cites" explained
ON THE NRLCA WEBSITE
UPDATE ON THE ENGINEERED TIME STUDY
USPS CONTRACTS FOR NEW SCANNERS
Internet Security Enhancement for USPS Employee Web self-service
POSTAL BULLETIN INFO
Education is empowerment
Afraid to "rock the boat"?
Afraid to file a grievance, "I might make my postmaster mad at me or I'll get in trouble"?
Afraid to fight for yourself, "That's what my union dues are for!"
gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.
was named after.
Check out the "Hot News" on the NRLCA website (www.nrlca.org)_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
ATTENTION CARRIERS WITH GOVERNMENT VEHICLES ASSIGNED TO ROUTE!
IF YOU ARE BEING PROHIBITED FROM REFUELING ON A MONDAY OR FRIDAY-CONTACT YOUR ASSIGNED STEWARD IMMEDIATELY!
News from the National Office
!!!NRLCA Form 30 Required for Worker's Compensation Assistance from the National Office!!
If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to a Worker's Compensation issue,
please contact Devin Cassidy, Director of Worker's Compensation.
To receive assistance, you will first need to submit a NRLCA Form 30.
This Form 30 must be received in the National Office before Devin can assist you with your issues.
The Form 30 can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE
or by contacting Devin
at the National Office Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm ET at 703-684-5545.
Worker's Compensation questions and/or concerns can still be obtained
through Mike Watson Associates at 503-653-2911
Interesting Read from "Our State North Carolina" magazine
How the Post Office Delivers Us The World by Sarah Perry
"My Dad delivers the world to people, what does your dad do"?
USPS to provide health benefits to qualified non-career employees in 2014
The following was posted on the NRLCA website in reference to the Interest Arbitration Award that was signed July 3, 2012.
Interest Arbitration Award
Highlights and summary
Keep an eye on the NRLCA website and
sign up for E-Activist alerts
for the latest updates
on the fight to protect six-day delivery.
Talking Points concerning 6-day delivery and the United States Postal Service.
note! It is against Federal and Postal regulations to propagate any politically charged information while "on duty". Disciplinary actions can be taken up to and including termination of employment.
This information is only provided for "off-duty" conversation.
ELM 663.111 Employees Included
With the exceptions noted in part 663.112, Postal Service employees are subject at all times to restrictions on their participation in political activities under the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C., subchapter III of chapter 73, and 18 U.S.C. 602, 603, and 607) and related regulations.
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