Union administration

National conventions & rap sessions

Article 3 Section 1 of the NALC Constitution states:

The National Convention of this Union shall be held biennially in even-numbered years between the Fourth of July and third full week of August.

  • The 72nd Convention in 2020 is Aug. 17-21 in Honolulu.
  • The 73rd Convention in 2022 is Aug. 8-12 in Chicago.


Article 3 Section 4(b) of the NALC Constitution states:

(b). The National President shall, once each year except in the year of the National Convention, call a national conference. This conference shall be voluntarily attended by only State and Branch Presidents or their designees, with their expenses to be borne by the State Association or Branch represented.

National conferences are better known as “rap sessions.”



NALC 2020 Biennial Convention

NALC’s 72nd National Convention will be held Aug. 17-21, 2020 in Honolulu, HI.


Hotel rates for 2020 Biennial Convention 

Below are the hotel room rate ranges for the 2020 Biennial Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. The hotel room rate ranges listed are for informational purposes only in order to assist branches with convention budgeting.

A list of NALC hotels and rates will be printed in the December 2019 Postal Record.

As a reminder, all housing reservations will be handled through NALC’s official housing company. Branches and/or delegates should not contact hotels directly.


5% of hotel block - $175.51 to $236.73 a night*

20% of hotel block - $240.27 to $258.82 a night*

38% of hotel block - $284.72 to $324.25 a night*

37% of hotel block - $332.24 to $362.38 a night*

*Prices include the current tax rate and any set fees. The rates vary in the range by room type/view.