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The primary function of the Iowa State Association of Letter Carriers is to advance the legislative and political agenda of the National Association of Letter Carriers, the Iowa State Association of Letter Carriers and its members. To advocate for letter carriers locally, statewide and nationally. To assist the National Business Agent with the education of branch officers, stewards and members. To create a strong, viable and educated work force in the legislative and contractual arenas.
Important dates throughout the year.
21st Annual Frank Mandicino Training School
October 14, 15, 16, 2018
ISALC Fall Training
Your State Association, in cooperation with your National Business Agent, Mike Birkett are pleased to announce the Annual Frank Mandicino Training School in Coralville, Iowa at the Radisson Hotel, 1220 1st Avenue, (Interstate 80, Exit 242) October 14 - 16, 2018
The registration fee is $175.00 per person and includes training and materials; lunch and dinner on Sunday,
breakfast and lunch on Monday and breakfast on Tuesday. All refunds are subject to the approval of the ISALC Executive Board. No fee adjustments for meals not eaten. Advance payment is required and participants may not share the registration. Participants should plan on attending the training in its entirety to realize the full benefit. (Click here for complete details)
NALC Region 5 Rap Session
February 23-24, 2019
The Region 5 annual NALC Regional Rap Session will be held Saturday & Sunday, February 23 — 24, 2019. The Double Tree by Hilton in Overland Park, KS will again be the location and Shawnee Mission Branch 5521 will again host.
We have reserved 160 rooms each night so make your reservations early. Rooms will be $119.00 per night plus tax for a single/double. Reservations can be made by calling 913-453-6100 under the NALC Carriers Region 5 Conference using the 3 digit code "N29". Cut-off date is January 23, 2019.
Reservations can also be made online using this:
Online Reservations link. We once again plan an aggressive schedule with training in the main hall, multiple break-out sessions, meetings and hopefully President Rolando will once again be in attendance.
New Director of NALC HBP
Congratulations to Stephanie Stewart, Region 5 RAA, and Central Iowa Merged Branch 352 member, on her appointment to the position of director of the NALC Health Benefit Plan! We are excited for Stephanie, as she continues to use her talents in the service to our members. We wish her continued success in her new position.
Lew Drass April 2018 Article
Management Sinks the Safety Ambassador Ship
Please read Lew Drass' Postal Record Article from the April 2018 issue advising all NALC activists not to volunteer for the Safety Ambassador Program in its current form?
(Click here for President Rolando's letter to the USPS.)
Joseph Miller Scholarship
2018 Scholarship Winner
Your State Association is happy to announce and congratulate Sierra Wright, the Joseph Miller Scholarship winner for the 2017-2018 School Year, She is the daughter of Branch 373 member Lynn Wright.
NALC 26th Annual Food Drive
Saturday, May 12th
Help Your Brother and Sister Carriers
PERF News & Information
Help postal families devastated by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and by the California wildfires.
The need is urgent! Thank you for stepping up to help your brother and sister letter carriers in their desperate time of need.
NALC/USPS Tentative Contract Agreement
NALC Member Smartphone App
"Welcome" and "Farewell"
"Welcome" to our new Business Agent Mike Birkett and "Farewell" to our retiring Business Agent Danny Pittman.
New NALC Website
Become an NALC e-Activist
I'm writing today with some exciting news. We have completed our first site-wide overhaul of nalc.org in more than a decade and the early feedback has been tremendous. I wanted to let you know how and why we've made some changes, to help you find exactly what you're looking for on the site, and to tell you that more change is coming.
The new front page, where you should find almost everything you're looking for, is big, bright and user-friendly. No longer are we overburdened by too many items on the page, instead using moving graphics to draw people in to find out more. Whether it's more about our fight to save Saturday delivery service, more about our community service, more about the ways we're working to improve the rights and benefits of letter carriers, or just more about NALC, whatever our campaign, we can highlight it big and bold.
But we know members want specific information, too, and we didn't want to make you click through too many pages to try to find it. On our three mid-page tabs, you can get the latest headlines, which we will be updating frequently to bring you not just the latest news about NALC, but news and updates about the entire postal world. You can also go directly to the National Agreement, JCAM or MRS Index. Or the latest paychart. Or the Dispute Resolution process. Or FMLA. Or information on uniforms. Or the M-41. Or the M-39. Or information about an injury on the job. And for new members, you can easily find out about your rights and benefits and learn about how NALC can help you. Whatever you're looking for, it's probably here.
You'll also find our Facebook and Twitter feeds, letting us tap into the millions of users of social media, who might never read a newspaper or turn on the news. We need all the allies we can get, and NALC is committed to leaving no stone unturned to find them. So as you read something you want to share on the new nalc.org, all you have to do is click "like" or "share" at the bottom of the page.
As you can see, we're working hard to create a brand-new, simplified experience for members and people interested in the NALC and our issues.
Oh, and one more little thing we're doing: We're making the website completely enabled for mobile phones and tablets. We know a lot of you need these resources wherever you are and whenever you need them. That's why we've designed it to adapt to the size of your screen, so no matter what you're working on, this website will work for you.
We're still working on a few more things we think you'll like, so keep an eye out for constant improvements.
You can check it out at nalc.org.
Fredric Rolando, President
National Association of Letter Carriers
Retiring NALC National Officers
Retiring National Officers'
The recently updated list of announced honorees includes:
NALC's 'Fill the Satchel'
September 14, 2014
In the 1950's when NALC had "porch light brigades," we collected money from customers after work for MDA. NALC raised more $3 million annually, at a time when letter carrier salaries were only $4,400 per year. If the previous generation of letter carriers collected that kind of money, we should be inspired to do even more for our longtime charity.
For more information click here.
Do you want to keep your job?
November 4, 2011
How you can help 'Save Saturday Delivery'
Please visit the Postal Regulatory Commission's website (click here) and submit a comment in support of Saturday delivery, as the PRCâ€™s support of Saturday delivery will be key in getting congressional support to maintain Saturday delivery.
Based on your own experiences, and using your own words, please weigh in on the importance of Saturday delivery to you, to your postal customers and to the community you serve.
Join the NALC e-Activist Network
NALC Featured News
Join together with tens of thousands of other letter carriers to make your voice heard! NALC will send you e-mail alerts when it's time to act on issues affecting active and retired letter carriers and the future of the Postal Service.
Important dates throughout the year.
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