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Bus trip info from Minnesota State Board
Wisconsin Breakfast registration
Congratulations to the 2014 Member of the Year winners-
Roger Schewe and Tana Zeich
click here for more info
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?
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LAKELAND DISTRICT NEWS
from District Representative Julia Doggett
If you've been up the interstate near Kenosha lately along 294/94, you may have seen a huge construction project.
That will be the Amazon distribution center that will service the hub and spoke offices targeted for Sunday parcel delivery in Lakeland District.
The target date for completion is Oct. 26 2014
The hub offices will be where the packages are dropped off by Amazon for delivery on Sunday, and creating the package delivery routes for it
and other (spoke offices) post offices/zip codes.
Rural carriers (RCAs and PTFs) will deliver rural packages, city will deliver city.
for more information contact Julia
President Dwyer's Letter Published in the Washington Post
2014 State Convention Pictures
Friday Night PAC Auction and Hospitality click hereFirst Timers click here
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.
VICTORY ON CAPITOL HILL!!!!
This morning, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Serrano-Latham amendment
protecting six-day mail delivery. The amendment, which passed by voice vote, saw support from
both sides of the aisle as numerous members rose in support of maintaining 6-day delivery.
Republicans members speaking on behalf of the amendment included Kevin Yoder (Kansas),
Tom Latham (Iowa), and Robert Aderholt (Alabama).
Democratic members who rose to speak in favor of the amendment included Rosa DeLauro (CT),
Marcy Kaptur (OH), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA), Adam Schiff (CA), Betty McCollum (MN),
Sam Farr (CA), Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL), Barbara Lee (CA), Sanford Bishop (GA),
Chaka Fattah (PA), Bill Owens (NY), and Ed Pastor (AZ).
The NRLCA thanks all the members who supported this important amendment which has been
included in every Appropriations bill since 1983.
On June 24, the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
approved their FY2015 bill. The language mandating 6-day mail delivery was also included in
the Senate bill. The full committee will take up the bill shortly, but we do not anticipate
any problems with maintaining the provision.
We would like to thank all of the E-Network members who called their Representatives
urging them to support the Serrano-Latham amendment.
NEW EMA RATE
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2014 CPI-W Private Transportation Index.
Based on this release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will
increase by 3.0¢ to 75.0¢ per mile.
This EMA rate will be effective July 12, 2014 (Pay Period 16).
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?
!!!URGENT LEGISLATIVE ACTION REQUESTED!!!
Proposal to Eliminate 6-day Delivery to "Pay For" the Highway Trust Fund
Last week, House Leadership announced a proposal to use the elimination of 6-day mail delivery
as a “pay-for” for the Highway Trust Fund.
The NRLCA views this proposal as unacceptable, and opposes the idea.
The U.S. Postal Service, an off-budget agency, should not be used as the piggy bank
to offset the costs of the Highway Trust Fund.
Please click on the link s below to the view the Senate and House opposition letters
the four postal unions sent to Capitol Hill.
Unions letter to Senate Unions letter to House
The NRLCA is an independent union whose members include over 100,000 full- and part-time rural letter carriers.
Rural carriers deliver mail on 73,461 routes, serving over 40 million customers and driving almost 3.5 million miles each delivery day
in all 50 states, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The average rural route is more than 47 miles long and serves 552 boxes.
HOT OFF THE PRESSES
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
Great attendance by Wisconsin-23 registered WI carriers attended
Hats off to Host State-Minnesota
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!
2014 Pay Periods and the 2014 Leave Year
From NRLCA Lakeland District Representative Julia Doggett
List of Lakeland District APO/RMPO office assignments click here11/8/13-Updated changes to Lakeland District APO/RMPO assignments
see information below concerning APO/RMPO and associated MOU
News from the National Office