A Publication of The North Carolina State Association
of Letter Carriers
Founded July 4th, 1899 in Greensboro, NC
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.
NALC HEALTH BENEFIT PLAN
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Active
Blue Cross-Blue Shield Retired NALC Retired
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!
The Postal Employees'
Relief Fund: Taking Care of Our Postal
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
NC State Association of Letter Carriers'
Holiday Inn Downtown
320 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh, NC 277603
October 28-29, 2016
Reservations Call 919-832-0501
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.
Don Lyerly Appointed Region 9
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.
Photos From the NALC 70th Biennial
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!
New NALC Member
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!
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.
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 Twitter.com/NCLetterCarrier
You Gotta Laugh to Keep From Cryin'
Cable 8 TV Show in the Greensboro Viewing Area
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?
Treasurer's Report for
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
The North Carolina Letter Carrier Welcomes
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)
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).
12: 6-day resolution re-introduced in the House to
preserve 6-day mail delivery. So far it has 230 co-sponsors.
to see if your representative has signed on.
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.
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.
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
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Richard Thayer, Editor
4 Heritage Ct.
Thomasville, NC 27360