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.
  • The 74th Convention in 2024 is Aug. 5-9 in Boston
  • The 75th Convention in 2026 is Aug. 3-7 in Los Angeles


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 

A list of NALC hotels and rates was 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.