Welcome to the Wisconsin Rural Letter Carriers Association's official web site.

   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!
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(click on the horse and buggy)
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Officers     Stewards Page Updated 3/24/15

Auxiliary/Juniors  

Coming Events

Spring county meeting dates  

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?


Contact us                               Contact webmaster 

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 4/15/15
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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


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Effective April 4th, there will be a new Area Steward in the Lakeland ranks
See Steward's Page for more details

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Relief Day Work List to be posted on April 11-24

In accordance with Article 8, Section 5. Relief Day Worked, of the national agreement between the USPS  and the NRLCA,

the second opportunity for regular rural carriers to the sign Relief Day Work List (RDWL) within the 2014-2015 guarantee year will begin on:

Saturday April 11, 2015 through Friday, April 24, 2015.

The new RDWL will become effective on Saturday, May 02, 2015 and supersede the prior RDWL as indicated in Article 8.5 (below).

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EL-902: Article 8

Section 5. Relief Day Worked

A.   The relief day work list at each delivery unit shall be established twice during each guarantee period. 

The relief day work list will be posted for a two-week period. Each time the new relief day work list is established it shall supersede the previous list. 

All regular carriers, regardless of route classification, desiring to work their relief days shall place their names on the relief day work list.

 

The first opportunity to sign the relief day work list will be three weeks prior to the beginning of the new guarantee period. 

The second opportunity to sign the relief day work list will be three weeks prior to the

beginning of the first full pay period in May and will be effective the first full pay period in May


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MAR-APR NEWSLETTER NOW AVAILABLE ON LINE
CLICK HERE

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Registration forms for Mid-States and
the WIRLCA State convention are available here

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2015 State Convention
Constitution Change Formform fill pdf-
Resolution Change Form
form fill pdf
Guest Speakers
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

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!Attention Member Rural Carrier Parents and Grandparents!
of High School Seniors
It's Scholarship Time
go to the Auxiliary Page for more details

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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
3/8/15
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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

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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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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?

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50+ year NRLCA members recognized
click here
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
Marvin O. Hinz-50 year member
Sylvester M. Heier
-70 years of faithful membership
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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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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
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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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