As part of M-01894 (27 July 2018), the NALC and the Postal Service settled Q16N-4Q-C at the national level 17638150 regarding the date of entry into force of the CCA`s CCA leave provisions of Article 11.8 of the 2016 National Agreement. This agreement provides that employees, either as a CCA or as carriers of career letters, are paid for these holidays on Christmas Day 2016, New Year`s Day 2017, Memorial Day 2017 and Independence Day in 2017. MOU RE: Implementation of CCA conversions to carenaire status (M-01946) is an agreement that recognizes that there is an anomaly with city Carrier Assistant`s conversion schedules to career status according to DE RE: City Carrier Assistants – Conversion to Career Status. In order to protect the principles of seniority, the parties agree on a conversion date of 8 May 2021 for CSCs of 24 months relative position, 8 May 2021. March 2021 and relative positions after March 8, 2021, but on April 9, 2021 or before April 9, 2021, 24 months. In addition, a lump sum payment is made to CACs, which reach a relative duration of 24 months between March 9, 2021 and March 26, 2021. All problems or disputes related to the implementation of this Agreement shall be resolved through an alternative dispute resolution procedure. Several safety interviews have been sent out about delivery changes and new procedures that carriers must follow. Please do not contact our national websitenalc.org or nalc-branch78.org for the most up-to-date information. I would like to congratulate Gary Biliter of Upper Arlington Station, Deborah Tackett of Northwest Station, Larry Zimmerman of the London Post Office on their recent retirements and wish them good luck in the future.

Please stay informed and attend the monthly union meeting every two Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Branch 78 Union Hall at 1029 Harrisburg Pike Columbus, Ohio 43223. Speaking of choices, the NALC and USPS at the national level asked local unions to appoint contacts at each station to monitor daily election mail at the stations and report any issues. I would like to thank these volunteers while apologizing to many of them. Many local managers and postal workers neglected the union`s factors and decided not to involve them in the local process. Again, at the national level, the NALC agreed to cooperate with the USPS, but the results were not filtered at the office level. Again, I apologize to the members who agreed to help the USPS shine during this election, just so as not to involve local leadership, to play its part. Management often asks the NALC why it is so difficult to entice carriers to source from programs.

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