George LeVander, longtime writer for the NC Letter Carrier (Sandhill Sayings), was hospitalized on Thursday, October 20th, complaining of discomfort in his chest. Tests are now being run to determine the cause of his illness. If you would like to send him Get Well wishes, you may send them to his home address at 1921 Linden Dr., Rockingham, NC 28379. And, of course, prayers would be greatly appreciated.

How Does the 2017 NALC Health Benefit Plan Stack Up Against Blue Cross-Blue Shield?

Check Out the Chart and See For Yourself.


Blue Cross-Blue Shield Active
NALC Active
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Retired NALC Retired
NALC Retired
Standard Self
Self & Family
Self Plus 1


As you can plainly see, the NALC Health Benefit Plan for 2017 is cheaper, and you get great medical coverage!

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The Postal Employees' Relief Fund: Taking Care of Our Postal Family

     Sometimes letter carriers are a beacon of hope to people brought to their knees by a natural disaster, bringing vital supplies or documents--and a reminder that life will be normal again--to customers hit by a storm, flood or fire.

     But postal workers can also be victims.

     To look out for our postal family, the NALC supports the Postal Employees Relief Fund (PERF).

     For more information on PERF, please go to NALC's website.

     Note to North Carolina letter carriers: If you were affected by the recent hurricane, have your branch president send a letter to State President Eddie Davidson @ 300 Gwen Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278  and request funds from the N.C. Letter Carrier Relief Fund. Also, you can contact Wayne White @ P.O. Box 1121, Smithfield, NC  27577 or 1-800-325-1185 and Arslan Uniform Company may be able to help.  

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NC State Association of Letter Carriers'

Fall Training

Holiday Inn Downtown

320 Hillsborough St.

Raleigh, NC 277603

October 28-29, 2016

For Reservations Call 919-832-0501

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Letter Carriers' Fall

Training Agenda

Region 9's National Business Agent, Kenneth Gibbs, Jr., has sent out the training agenda for the North Carolina State Association's fall seminar to be held in Raleigh, NC October 28 & 29. If you're planning on attending, look over the agenda and see which classes you would like to attend.

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Don Lyerly Appointed Region 9 RAA


     NALC President Fredric Rolando has appointed West Coast Florida Branch 1477 member Don Lyerly as a regional administrative assistant (RAA) for NALC Region 9, which serves letter carriers in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

     Lyerly began representing the NALC as a shop steward in 1996, and since then has served in various positions, including arbitration advocate, Branch 1477 executive vice president, president of Fort Myers, FL Branch 2072 and district chairman for the Florida State Association of Letter Carriers.

     Most recently, Lyerly served as a primary Dispute Resolution Team member. He graduated from Leadership Academy Class 7 in 2009.

     His appointment is effective Sept. 26.


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Photos From the NALC 70th Biennial Convention!

Our State's delegates have returned from the NALC 70th Biennial Convention in Los Angeles, California with lots of information to share with their local branches here in North Carolina. Area One Representative Bill Heidt of New Bern, NC was among those who attended the event and he brought home some photos he took while there. Our thanks to brother Bill for allowing us to share those with you. To check them out, click here. Enjoy!

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New NALC Member App!

The new app includes: news and social media, legislative tools, workplace resources (including the National Agreement, JCAM, MRS, M-39, M-41, ELM, CCA Resource Guide and more), member benefits and the personalized non-scheduled day calendar. Avialable Now!

Learn more here.

Remember, there are other news sources for North Carolina's letter carriers besides this website. Be sure to check out The North Carolina Letter Carrier Activist by clicking here. 

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And for the latest news regarding the Postal Service, letter carriers, working families, unions and NC politics in general, go to our State Association's Twitter page at

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You can access Charlotte Branch 545's website here.

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Click here for the latest news from your Executive Board: Cliff Davidson, Jr., Craig Schadewald, Frank Vega, Wayne White, Bill Heidt, Bob Wahoff, Reggie Gentle, Natalie Davis, Cassandra Scott  and Donna Butler. Also editorials from Richard Thayer and our feature stories.

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Support the Fight Against Muscular Dystrophy.  Half a century of help...millions to fight muscular dystrophy. For details on how you can help click here.

You Gotta Laugh to Keep From Cryin'

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Cable 8 TV Show in the Greensboro Viewing Area

Sponsored by 

Triad Jobs With Justice

Co-hosted by Richard Koritz and O.W. Sweeney

Broadcast twice each week in the Greensboro viewing area Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday showings are a repeat of the Saturday shows.

Outside the Greensboro viewing area?

Go to:


Late Mail Deliveries in Charlotte (and Other Parts of NC) Due to Hurricane Matthew

Treasurer's Report for September
Eddie Davidson: Some Takeaways From the NALC's National Convention
Vice President's Corner: CCAs: On the Horns of a Dilemma
Director of Education, Frank Vega: Especially For You
Director of Retirees Wayne White Advises: Before You Vote, Know Your Enemies
Bill Heidt, Area 1: Two More Reasons Why the Postal Service Is the Most Trusted Federal Agency
Area 2 Rep, Natalie Davis: What Does the Union Do For You?
Bob Wahoff, Area 3: Not All Doom and Gloom
Area 5's Donna Butler: Needed: Leaders Who Support Letter Carriers
Cassandra Scott, Area 6: Safety First Isn't Always Management's Priority, So It Must Be Ours
Delegate-at-Large Danny Straub: National Convention Report
Franklin, NC Residents Angered After Not Receiving Mail For Months


'My Heroes': Man Reunites with Letter Carriers Who Saved His Life

2017 Retiree COLAs: 0.3%

Postal Employees Relief Fund: Taking Care of Our Postal Family

Drudge, Limbaugh Fall for Twitter Joke, Insanity Ensues

2017 Health Premiums: It Could Have Been So Much Worse

Letter Carriers' Honor MO Letter Carrier for Halting Carjacking, Saving Three

Rolando Addresses Postal Reform Issues Raised On Radio Program

Consider Donating During the Combined Federal Campaign

How Would Donald Trump Manage Federal Employees?

Mandatory Cluster Mailboxes Too Easily Burglarized

Reporter Spends the Day With a Letter Carrier

You've Got Election Mail

NALC: Arbitration Case Decided On Work & Time Standards Video Recording

Get Ready For a New USPS Mail Truck, Maybe From a Company You Don't Know

Letter Carriers Recognized As 2016 Heroes of the Year

USPS Not Realizing the Savings It Projected By Closing Facilities

The North Carolina Letter Carrier Welcomes Its

Newest Advertiser--T-Mobile!

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Click Here to Access Our USPS Advantage Portal!

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For more information, click here

Union Made

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Wayne White

National Sales Manager


North Carolina Letter Carriers,

we appreciate your business over the years

and look forward to serving your postal needs in the future

Attention: Newly Hired, Career-track 

City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) 

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If you have questions about pay, workload, relative standing and more should download the free NALC City Carrier Assistant Rights & Benefits booklet. This 12-page PDF also discusses uniforms, annual and sick leave, rights under the NALC-USPS National Agreement, health insurance, opting and hold-downs, and the various contract memorandums of understanding (MOUs) that deal specifically with CCAs. Click here to download the booklet (PDF, 1 MB).


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In this superb two-minute video, actor-activist Danny Glover champions the need for a vibrant public Postal Service and asks the public to join with him in a Grand Alliance to save it.

Legislation Status

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H. Res. 12: 6-day resolution re-introduced in the House to preserve 6-day mail delivery.  So far it has 230 co-sponsors. Check here to see if your representative has signed on. Click here for more information on the Resolution.

H. Res. 28:  Door delivery resolution reintroduced in the House “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.”  Fact Sheet.

NALC announces Letter Carrier Political Fund


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During the National Rap Session in Houston today, NALC President Fredric V. Rolando formally announced the new name of NALC’s political action committee (PAC). For details, click here.

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Guide to Route Inspections: This guide assists shop stewards and branch officers in identifying contractual violations that take place during management's unilateral six-day route counts and inspections/adjustments, and with filing successful grievances  on those violations. Click here to download the guide


This is The North Carolina Letter Carrier, the official website of the North Carolina State Association of Letter Carriers. If you've come here looking for information concerning active and retired letter carriers, you've come to the right place. We invite you stop in and visit with us a while. If you can't find what you're looking for or have questions, feel free to contact us via our Contact page.

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