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Liz Shuler elected as AFL-CIO president

This morning, in a special meeting of the AFL-CIO Executive Council, AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer and Acting President Liz Shuler was elected by acclamation to serve out the term of President Richard Trumka, who passed away on Aug. 5.
“NALC congratulates President Liz Shuler on her selection as President of the AFL-CIO,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando, who also serves as a Vice-President of the AFL-CIO Executive Council. “Liz has been a dominating force in bringing power and diversity to the labor movement. In this time of loss, she will bring a steady hand, strength and forward momentum in fulfilling the priorities of organized labor.”
Shuler becomes the first woman president of the AFL-CIO, the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members. Also by acclamation, United Steelworkers (USW) International Vice President Fred Redmond was elected to succeed Shuler as secretary-treasurer, the first African American to hold the number two office. Tefere Gebre will continue as executive vice president, rounding out the most diverse team of officers ever to lead the AFL-CIO.
Shuler grew up in a union household—her father, Lance, was a power lineman and longtim...

Backpay and COLA update

Most eligible city letter carriers will receive retroactive pay pursuant to the 2019-2023 National Agreement on their August 20 paychecks. Backpay for some former city carrier assistants that were converted to career status between November 23, 2019 and April 9, 2021 must be calculated manually, resulting in a delay in payment. This issue was discovered during a recent quality check of the process. We are discussing the issue with representatives from USPS Headquarters. As soon as additional information is available, it will be posted here on the NALC's website.
Backpay is calculated for all paid hours between November 23, 2019 (the date of the first general wage increase in the Agreement) and April 9, 2021 (the day before new pay rates were implemented as explained here). The following pay increases will be included in the retroactive pay from the effective date indicated for each:
For career city carriers:

  • 1.1% General Wage Increase effective November 23, 2019
  • $166 Cost of Living Adjustment effective February 29, 2020
  • $188 Cost of Living Adjustment effect...

Upcoming Events

Vincent R. Sombrotto Branch 36 Annual Retiree Brunch

Sunday, September 12th
Invites have been sent to retiree members. RSVP with the branch as per notice received in the mail.

Shop Steward's Meeting

Tuesday, September 21 @ 5pm
This meeting will be substituted with the Quarterly Shop Steward Seminar.

September Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 9th @ 5pm
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