In 2007, the statutes were removed from the CONSTITUTION of the ANNL and each state was ordered by the National Bureau to do the same with its state constitutions. The NRLCA simply enshrined in the Constitution the existing statutes in its appropriate positions. As a result, the existing constitution of the NRLCA has been subject to some relocations. In 2011, the NRLCA ratified a national steward system.  The NRLCA National Board believes that this is a fair and reasonable agreement, which is in the best interest of the 131,000 hard-working rural letter carriers throughout the country and provides considerable wage and social benefits for all classifications of rural carriers. To join the NRLCA, one must be employed by the USPS in the Rural Carrier Craft as a Rural Associate (RCA), Rural Carrier Substitute, Rural Carrier Relief (RCR), Part-time Flexible (PTF), Rural Carriers Assistant (ARC) or Regular Carrier (Design Code 71).  The NRLCA provides its members with information and community at district, district, country and country meetings, during which all members can participate in a democratic process of development of associative policy. The NRLCA makes available a monthly publication, The National Rural Letter Carrier, to keep its members informed of postal and legislative issues of interest. We have summarized the main features of the contract in the NALC newsletter, which is sent to stations and offices throughout the country. Full details of the preliminary agreement, as well as planned salary scales, other contractual changes and information on new and new Declarations of Intent (MOUs) will be featured in the December issue of The Postal Record.
They will also be distributed in the coming days via the union`s electronic platforms. The NALC Executive Council unanimously recommends the adoption of the provisional agreement. The 2019 national agreement will last 44 months and cover the period from 20 September 2019 to 20 May 2023. The agreement provides for four annual general salary increases and seven cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). In addition, with effect from November 19, 2022, a new higher level (Stage P) will be added to the salary scales for career letter holders, which will be $444 per year higher than Stage O. The agreement also provides for the automatic conversion of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) to career status at the latest after 24 months of relative position offering non-career carriers full ancillary services and safety. It also retains existing protection against subcontracting and dismissal. Among the strengths of the agreement are annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer`s share of health premiums, increased flexibility at work in the use of rural transporters and improved health benefits for eligible lay workers in rural transporters. On April 25, 2016, President Jeanette Dwyer met with Postmaster General Megan Brennan and other postal officials at USPS headquarters to sign a new national agreement for 2018. This is the first agreement negotiated between the postal service and NRLCA in more than 20 years not to go to arbitration. NRLCA members ratified the agreement in April with 83% of the votes cast.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that NALC and the Netherlands Postal Service have reached an interim agreement on a new national contract, which we have been working on continuously over the past 17 months.