Welcome to the Wisconsin Rural Letter Carriers Association's official web site.
Please read website disclaimer at bottom of page


   WIRLCA Mission Statement
2014-2015 WIRLCA CONSTITUTION
 WHAT TO DO WHEN A MEMBER DIES 
Got Discipline?-Grieve it!
GUIDELINES FOR FILING A GRIEVANCE

Weingarten Rights-What are they?
REPORT ALL ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES NO MATTER HOW SMALL
IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY (PO-603 CHAPT. 173) AND COULD PROTECT YOUR JOB!

If you have moved, in addition to notifying the USPS of your new address, if you wish to continue to receive

Union related material to the new address, you need to notify the membership department with the NRLCA.

You can do so by sending the request to update your address by mailing or faxing a letter requesting the change to the department.

Their fax number is 703-518-0637 or you could mail it to the following address:

 

National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association

Attn: Membership Department

1630 Duke Street, 4th FL

Alexandria, VA 22314
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(click on the horse and buggy)
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Officers     Stewards Page Updated 7/8/15

Auxiliary/Juniors 

 updated 7/11/15

Coming Events

Fall Region meeting dates updated  

County Unit Info Newsletter  
Legislative/PAC Wages/Salary/Financial

OIG Reports new added 

Classifieds  Documents you can use! Useful Website Links
Lakeland District News

Rural Carrier History new section

Check out the additions to the 50 year members below

Northland District News
Waste, fraud, tampering or theft? "Who do I call" 2015 pay dates/leave year EEO USPS poster


Postal Employee Relief Fund website.
Click "cancel" if you get a security warning to continue

Why are Unions important to America?
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NON-MEMBERS AND MEMBERS
Be a Union Emissary      The importance of Labor movement and Unions     
It's not just a "Union" contract    What does the Union actually do for ME?


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need help?
EAP-Employee Assistance Program
it's more than you think!
www.eap4you.com
1-800-327-4968
 For information on suicide prevention

 
                                       
News       updated 8/26/15
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The WIRLCA website will be periodically updating during routine maintenance-Please stop back often for updates. 
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We have been notified by the Postal Service that the RCA/RCR COLA Roll-In per Article 9.1.F will be .88 cents per hour.

The RCA/RCR COLA Roll-In was to be effective the first full pay period in August and received in pay checks this Friday

August 28, 2015 (PP18). We have also been notified by the Postal Service that the programming change was not completed

and the RCAs/RCRs will not see this increase in their paychecks this Friday.

The Postal Service anticipates this issue to be resolved by next pay period (PP19)

and the hourly rate increased retro to PP18.

 

The new hourly rates are as follows:

 

            Table Three Schedule 1 RCAs will be $21.01 per hour

Table Three Schedule 2 RCAs/RCRs will be $24.65 per hour


 

TABLE THREE

 

 

RURAL CARRIER ASSOCIATE/

 

RURAL CARRIER RELIEF SCHEDULES

 

STRAIGHT-TIME HOURLY WAGE RATES

 

Effective August 8, 2015 (PP 18, 2015)

 

RSC B

 

 

 

Sch 1*

Sch 2**

HOURLY RATE

21.01

24.65

4 DECIMAL RATE

21.0101

24.6515

ANNUAL RATE

43,701

51,275

Note: This schedule reflects a $1830 COLA increase effective August 8, 2015 (PP 18, 2015).

 

 

 

*  Applies to rural carrier associates hired from August 24, 1991 through August 10, 2012.


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NRO Dennis Conley has been appointed as the National Officer to the Lakeland District
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Want to see what happens at National Convention?
click here
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 JULY-AUG NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
CLICK HERE

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EMA to go up-click here
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Retirement Backlog Drops, But It's Still Higher Than Expected
Article from www.govexec.com
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Impasse in contract negotiations

as details are available, we'll update them here

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Open Letter from Lakeland Julia Doggett
regarding new evaluations from mail count
and the effects with "formulated" offices
Click here


ALSO-

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.


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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

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DPS, PTF, UTF...Ever wonder what all the postal acronyms mean?
click here https://about.usps.com/publications/pub32/pub32_acn.htm

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THE Postal Service's website for employee access to many benefits and employment information is:
LiteBlue
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.
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!!IMPORTANT BIDDING INFORMATION!!
OPEN LETTER FROM DISTRTICT REP JULIA DOGGETT
click here


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Interesting Historical Article
by Barb Bergsma-WIRLCA Historian

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On the NRLCA Website

NRLCA Resolves Massive Cybersecurity Breach Unfair Labor Practice Case Against U.S. Postal Service

On November 19, 2014, the NRLCA filed unfair labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board against the Postal Service, alleging that the Postal Service violated federal labor law by failing to bargain over and provide information concerning the September 2014 “cyber intrusion” by hackers into the Postal Service’s computer systems. On May 21, 2015, Region 5 of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) approved a settlement...
For more details go to www.nrlca.org
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IS THE POSTAL SERVICE DOING A GOOD JOB?
YOU BET!
read the latest Gallup poll-http://www.gallup.com/poll/179519/americans-rate-postal-service-highest-major-agencies.aspx
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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

 
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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"
ACTIVITIES.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL, AREA OR DISTRICT REPRESENTATIVE IMMEDIATELY!!

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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?

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50+ year NRLCA members recognized

Do you know someone that has been a member for 50+ years or have an interesting family rural lineage?
email the WIRLCA President

Congratulations to
George Kettering-Glen Flora
Kenneth Zingg-Verona
Donald Unferth-Lomira

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President Dwyer's Letter Published in the Washington Post
click here


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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.


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Contract "cites" explained new page
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ON THE NRLCA WEBSITE
UPDATE ON THE ENGINEERED TIME STUDY 
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USPS CONTRACTS FOR NEW SCANNERS
CLICK HERE

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Internet Security Enhancement for USPS Employee Web self-service Applications
POSTAL BULLETIN INFO
POSTER

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Education is empowerment

You need be prepared to make appropriate decisions regarding your workplace life; and be able to do so intelligently. This means taking the time to learn about the contract, the union, and the issues the union is dealing with on behalf of those it represents. If you don’t have a copy of the union contract, get one and look through it, at least enough to get a good idea about what topics are covered. Make a mental note not only of what rights the union is already in a position to protect but also what improvements you’d like to see in the next round of bargaining. Education is empowerment!




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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!"

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by

gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison 4th president of the United States of America and whom the capital of Wisconsin

was named after.

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Check out the "Hot News" on the NRLCA website (www.nrlca.org)
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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!

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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

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 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"?
http://www.ourstate.com/post-office/#.UdM97WojQs0.twitter

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USPS to provide health benefits to qualified non-career employees in 2014 click here
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CONTRACT

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   

2010-2015 Contract click here
Interest Arbitration Decision-Mitigating the Impact of Standards Changes.
Information regarding the considerations necessary for route rebuilds-click here

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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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