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South Atlantic Conference 2020 (SAC)
Into new information and meeting new carriers from different states? Join us for the
South Atlantic Conference! We have seminars for the newest employee to the almost-retired!
Come enjoy one-on-one time with national officers and giveaways from Atlanta Postal Credit
Union! With a great location at the Crowne Plaza near the Atlanta Airport, 1325 Virginia Ave.,
Atlanta, GA 30344, just a short drive from many area attractions. A free shuttle to and from the
airport is provided by the Crowne. Reservations are open and the dates are
January 25-27, 2020. Room rates are $99. plus tax and the number to call is 888-233-9527
(toll free) or 404-768-6660. Cutoff is January 7, 2020. New seminars are being planned
and will include TSP and the Five Mistakes on Retiring, Health Benefits for the retirees,
RCA seminar and a Labor Seminar on PTF's and Formula Offices. So make plans to join us at
SAC, as you can a little something for everyone is being planned. 

Bring a Member Competition
Let's play a game KYRLCA! We are holding a drawing at the 2020 KYRLCA State
Convention in Louisville, KY next June and you want in on this! We will be giving away a
$100 gift card to one lucky winner on the Sunday at the State Convention. All you need to 
do to get in on the competition is bring a "uninvolved" KYRLCA union member (new or old)
to the meetings, conferences, etc. For each member you encourage to come and/or bring
you will be put in the drawing! But with that said, here are the rules.
  •       A uninvolved member defines, for this game only, as, a member of the KYRLCA
                whom has never attended a meeting or hasn't attended  a meeting in the last
                3 years. (This will be virified).
  •       Carrier Seminars and District Meetings will get you 1 chance per every 
                 "uninvolved member".
  •        Fall Meeting, Winter Meeting, South Atlantic Conference, and the State Convention
                   will get you 2 chances per every "uninvolved" member.
  •        You may give your chance to the member also.
  •         Must be present at the 2020 KYRLCA State Convention to win.
  •        Competition officially starts this Fall Meeting in Glasgow and ends Sunday at the 
                  2020 State Convention.
    Remember the more you recruit to the meeting more chances you have to win!

RCA Health Insurance Premiums


New Legisalation
New legislation has been introduced on May 2, 2019 for the Federal Employees
Retirement Fairness Act, also known as the Buy Back.  It is H.R. 2478 and provides
"that civilian service in a temporary position after December 31, 1988, may be
creditable service".   Under Section 2.b. states "including temporary employees of the USPS".
Also introduced on April 29, 2019 is a bill titled "USPS Fairness Act" which states to
amend title 5, to repeal the requirement that the USPS prepay future retirement benefits". 
On the website there are form letters printed for your convenience to mail
to your Congressman to request their support.  There are letters there for H. Res. 33
to stop privatization, and H. Res. 54 to maintain 6-day delivery as well.  Click on Legislation,
then Contact Congress, then the letter.  On this website if you click on State Officers,
then Appointed, then PAC there is a list of all the Congressmen's address.  It is recommended
that you send to the local office. Your letters, calls, and emails will all go a long way
to get their support if we can get enough Carriers to do this.








 Veterans Day Parade
 Veterans Day Parade begins at 11:00 am central time. I’d like all float participants
at the event by 10:30 am CST. Please park at the post office 300 South 4th  Street
Paducah KY. WE WILL BE LOCATED 4 blocks north of there in front of courthouse. 
We invite all family members of veterans past and present and especially the
members of the state who are Veterans. We are #9 in the parade.
Hope to see everyone on Monday November 11, 2019. 
Ashley Baker 
Payment of Retroactive Salary Increases in 2018-2021 National Agreement

The NRLCA has been notified by USPS that all of the retroactive salary
increases included in the 2018-2021 National Agreement are scheduled
to be included in the paychecks for PP03-2020 (February 7, 2020).
This adjustment will include all eligible rural carriers and all retroactive
salary changes negotiated in the new National Agreement.
Posted salary charts have already been adjusted to reflect the
current negotiated salary rates.

Important Information Pertaining to Safety Ambassador/Safety Captain Program

Since 1974, this union has endorsed Article 14 of our contract and our members’ participation in the Safety Captain program. The USPS has “rebranded” the position of Safety Captain as Safety Ambassador, effectively eliminating the Safety Captain position. Unfortunately, the USPS has included duties for the Safety Ambassador position such as observing and reporting safety infractions by rural carriers. Obviously, this would cross the line of what this union has long defined as management work and would subject the member to the restrictions imposed on those performing management duties as defined in our Constitution.
The National Board realizes that there may be many rural carriers, including local stewards, who have been and might still be acting as Safety Captains. Therefore, all rural carriers are hereby notified that the Safety Captain position no longer exists. Carriers who have been acting as Safety Captains will have until close of business on November 15, 2019 to resign and cease acting in that position, to maintain their eligibility to participate as Union officers, stewards or delegates.
Any rural carrier who is acting as a Safety Ambassador will be considered to be acting in a management position.

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National Mobile App
The new NRLCA mobile app is now available for both Apple and Android devices.
Go to Apple (App Store) or Google Play and search for NRLCA to download the free
official NRLCA mobile app.
If you have a current NRLCA website log-in you will use the same log-in for the mobile app.
If you do not have a current website log-in, you can create a log-in through the
NRLCA Mobile App.
We highly recommend that you allow for notifications as the NRLCA will be
sending out important updates.
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