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MAR-APR NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
Registration forms for Mid-States and
the 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
Mailcount is over!
From NRLCA District Representative, Julia Doggett-
we are having our district level dispute letter discussion meeting April 3?
Reminder-get a copy of your dispute letter to your assigned ADR or the DR.
If you have a filled out dispute form and will be giving a copy to your Manager
make sure you send a copy ASAP to your assigned
go to www.nrlca.org for updated count items and issues
National Level Step 4 Grievance Filed Over Credit for Carrier Pickup Items in the 2015 National Mail Count
The NRLCA has filed a National level Step 4 grievance on issues related to the Postal Service’s expansion
of its Carrier Pickup Program.
Managers in the field are disallowing Carrier Pickup credit for some qualifying pieces.
All rural craft employees are encouraged to keep records of all disputed mail pieces each day
for the remainder of the mail count.
PLEASE POST THIS NOTIFICATION AND THE NRLCA’S STEP 4 GRIEVANCE ON ALL UNION BULLETIN BOARDS
IN LOCAL POSTAL FACILITIES
The full text of the NRLCA’s grievance can be found
here under "What's New"
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
*The January 2015 Consumer Price Index (CPI) was released on February 26, 2015.
The CPI-W unadjusted Index fell for the fourth month in a row to 680.018 driven largely by falling oil prices.
Therefore, there will be not be a seventh cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)
for rural letter carriers under the 2010-2015 National Agreement.
*Megan Brennan Appointed Postmaster General
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!!
CONTRACTUAL WAGE INCREASE TO GO INTO EFFECT NOV. 15, 2014
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
Marvin O. Hinz-50 year member
Sylvester M. Heier-70 years of faithful membership
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
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 $$MONEY$$
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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