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RCA postcards seeking applicants

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NOTE: You can only apply when the office you wish to apply for is posted * (check usps.com at least twice weekly) * Some offices are only posted for as little as 5 or 6 days



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    Kernersville, NC OIC Michelle Nelson presents Rural Carrier Jon Craven with an Award for assisting a customer who had a medical issue

    Kernersville, NC OIC Michelle Nelson presents Rural Carrier Jon Craven with an Award for assisting a customer who had a medical issue


    Rural Carrier Jon Craven from the Kernersville Office was recently given an Award.  He found a customer lying on the ground beside his golf cart and had been there overnight. He assisted the man and contacted EMS. Also present were DM Russ Gardner and HR Manager Kesha Holifield.

    Photo courtesy: Carlotta Banks, GSO District

    National President Jeanette Dwyer swearing in the State Board in Wilmington June 17, 2015

    National President Jeanette Dwyer swearing in the State Board in Wilmington June 17, 2015

    DACA 5 Charts (2080 & 2240 issues)

    The Real Cost of ‘Amazon Sunday’ – Greensboro, NC (RCAs take note. CCAs are in the boat with you.)

    “The USPS, instead of making a simple managerial concession to account for my predicament, chose to honor the bottom line demands of its new corporate partner, Amazon, and launch a campaign of harassment against me which ultimately forced my resignation,”– CCA, GSO, NC

    New EMA Rate

    On June 18, 2015, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the May 2015 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which established the Private Transportation Index at 201.411, an increase from the February 2015 Index of 194.410. Based on this release, the Equipment Maintenance Allowance for rural carriers will increase by 4.5 cents to 69.0 cents per mile.

    This EMA rate will be effective July 11, 2015 (Pay Period 16-2015).

    Distracted Driving??? Do NOT Let “them” cause you to be unsafe!


    NC Chaplain Doug Byrum
    NC and National Chaplain Doug Byrum had surgery on Monday, February 9, 2015 at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.      He is facing another procedure in the coming weeks.   Please keep him and his wife, Linda in your prayers!
    Cards may be sent to:
    Mr. Doug Byrum
    1016 Cuthbertson Road
    Waxhaw, NC 28173-7437


    Rural Routes with USPS Vehicle assigned READ THIS & Share it with Management

    Question Box: RDWL & H-L Option
    The guarantee year ended on October 17, 2014.

     Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat stays mail carriers, part time or notJeanette

    Filing a Grievance (Instructions and PS form 8191)

     eCareer Job search tool simplified 

    The House Appropriations Committee passed the Serrano-Latham amendment protecting six-day mail delivery

    And who do you think lobbied for protecting six-day delivery?

    The NRLCA Legislative Department and generous Members giving to PAC!

    WAKE UP RURAL CARRIER NON-MEMBERS!  In the dark?  Not getting ALL of the info you need??? Can’t attend Mail Count Training because you are not a dues paying member?

    Go to NRLCA.org and see how much you can get for free. If you are not paying for something you are receiving, what are you really doing?

    Some new and better things are coming to the Rural Craft real soon. Too bad you can’t have access to the NRLCA website because you aren’t paying your own way. Please do your part, pay for the benefits you are already receiving and join today. It’s easy. Just fill out an 1187 and hold your head high, be proud you are supporting THE ONLY UNION that SUPPORTS, EDUCATES and DEFENDS YOU and YOUR RIGHTS! 
    • ALSO, for a limited time, the first three months of membership are FREE!

    Please don’t say “I can’t afford it”. 

    You can’t afford not to be a member.


     Relief Day Work List

    “Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have expressed support for the protection of six-day mail delivery. The NRLCA and its members urge President Obama and his administration to support the U.S. Postal Service and abandon its insistence on slashing and eliminating service.”
    Disclaimer: This site contains links to current news articles.  The opinions are not necessarily those of the NCRLCA Board or any of it’s members.   These articles, any advice, opinions or proposals reproduced on this site are solely those of the signatories. They do not necessarily represent the policy or official positions of the NRLCA, state RLCA’s, or, the rules and regulations of the USPS.



    Are YOU a Rural Craft Employee and a Non-Member?   You need to join for the benefits that the NRLCA has bargained for on YOUR behalf. Do your part…

    Go to the “Membership Application” page and fill out the application,

    print it, sign and date it and mail it to:


    424 Wapiti Drive
    Spring Lake, NC 28390-1562

    Phone 910-497-5306


    If you choose not to be a member, print this card and carry it at all times:













    How to apply for a USPS Rural Relief Carrier Employee position

    NOTE: Rural Carrier Associates are hired to relieve Regular Rural Carriers. Current starting salary is $16.66 per hour.

    Click USPS.com  Select State ONLY and then click Start.  All positions available will be displayed for that state. 

    Check back at least once a week, as some postings will only be open for a limited amount of time.  

    You MUST apply while the position is open.


    “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”

    A Rural Letter Carrier Is a “Post Office on Wheels”

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