Previous City Delivery news
April 8, 2005
NALC Route Protection Program completed
Every branch president was mailed a Route Protection Program package including:
- A cover letter from NALC Headquarters
- An errata letter with 10 replacement pages for Chapter One
- Chapter Two, Route Examination and Adjustment for NALC Representatives
- Chapter Three, The Minor Route Adjustment Process
- NALC's Route Protection Program Pocket Handbook
- Three binder tabs to separate the three chapters.
December 10 , 2004
Postal Management Scuttles Agreement
On Route Inspections
Union to Intensify Vigilance on Violations; Plans Carrier Training to Fight Abuses
Postal management notified the NALC of its intent to withdraw unilaterally from USPS-NALC Memorandums that mandated local management and union leaders to work out agreements on route inspections.
NALC President William H. Young decried the move and called it a major blow to improved labor-management relations in the Postal Service. He noted that this comes at a time when close cooperation is essential as Congress prepares to resume consideration of postal reform legislation.
August 4 , 2004
New Route Inspection Memorandum
The NALC and the Postal Service reached an agreement on August 4, 2004, which provided a rare opportunity for the parties at the local level to evaluate and adjust routes using any locally agreed upon method.
The agreement also maintained the National Task Force which would continue its efforts to create a new process for inspecting and adjusting routes.
Additionally, the agreement placed a moratorium on all unilateral route inspections and adjustments except as noted in the memorandum.
May 11 , 2004
City/rural task force establishes
committees and guidelines
On May 4, 2004, the work of a national task force with representatives from the NALC, the Postal Service, and the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA) resulted in a process agreement which established committees to review all outstanding city/rural cases (M-01519) .
Each committee would be comprised of one representative each from the NALC, the NRLCA, and the USPS. Additionally, the parties established guideline principles to be applied by the committees while reviewing and resolving the assigned cases (M-01520). The guideline principles were separated into four categories for application by the committees, with the understanding that the national task force would address any issues that may remain. As needed, the task force would establish a process to address any unresolved issues, including tripartite arbitration for any interpretive issues.
May 14, 2003
Joint task force established to expedite resolution of outstanding City/Rural jurisdictional disputes
NALC President Bill Young and Director of City Delivery Fred Rolando announced the resolution of two issues regarding city versus rural delivery.
In a May 9, 2003, Settlement Agreement resolving the Cary, North Carolina, dispute, where management had unilateraly converted deliveries from city to rural, the parties agreed to specific boundaries and the subsequent conversion of deliveries from rural to city consistent with National Arbitrator Nolan's awards (C-18997, C-22742).
In conjunction with that settlement, the National Association of Letter Carriers, the National Rural Letter Carriers' Association, and the Postal Service agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding which established a joint task force to expedite resolution of the backlog of held grievances on all city/rural jurisdictional disputes.