It’s classified haha. Very top secret. Can’t tell us.
This would require NRLCA to communicate! I was hoping that with the draining of the swamp that happened at the last convention communication would improve but it looks like my hopes were unfounded.I understand it is every employees responsibility to inform themselves to the best of their ability to protect their rights. But, with 99% of the information being provided by management, the union needs to step up their information access to members at the very least. Every week in my office I observe about 200 hours of unpaid off the clock time. Per week. Is mgmt interested in fixing this? I don't think so!
There are a meriad of work tasks that affect us at every negotiation. The union needs to get the word out on what those are and how they can negatively impact ones pay when done incorrectly. Think outside the box on how to provide information. It's a brave New day, seize it!!
I have set myself up to do just that, come the end of the dues year (which is June 30th), I will no longer be sitting on the fence about being a NRLCA member. last year I sent in my sf1188 to cancel my payroll deductions. After being successful in doing so, I became an annual cash paying member. My thought process in doing this is that if I agreed with the results of the new contract as well as the new pay system I would renew my membership for at least another year! Should I renew each year after that will be based on the old saying, "what have you done for me lately ". This site and all the information that is available through the use of its links is all that one needs to stay informed about our craft. Its been proven that our vote on contracts and such means very little and that any other communications from the NRLCA is nonexistent.Depending on the outcome of the new contract, I might decide to leave the union. It has done nothing for me, stewards are incompetent, in bed with management and the union has secretive meetings with USPS and the member is not able to see or hear what is being negotiated right now. People keep working hours they will never get paid for (consequently lowering your hourly wage already) Where is the union when they brought on all that Amazon, No where.. Then, the union protects all those crappy carriers that would have lost their jobs ages ago at any other business. Should the union protect their members, YES, but not when they are clearly incompetent and a drag on the USPS's bottom line, period. Also, here in the state I live in, they have just passed a $15 minimum wage. Now, just making a couple bucks above minimum wage without benefits and ruining my body at this pace without benefits or appropriate compensation isn't worth it. So if the contract is going to be a dud, then I will leave the union as they have proved themselves to be irrelevant at this point. I can use the union dues for other bills I have. Any thoughts on this?
Wouldn't it be great if we could all get on here and yuck it up about how the union was gonna kick @$$ and take names at the contract table... like we're all gonna end up with 10% pay raises, new USPS-supplied delivery vehicles, 30 minute paid breaks every day, etc., etc...I so badly want to have faith and confidence in our union, it's just difficult with what they release to the membership. Or don't release.
ARCs make the same as an RCA. The position was created to give RCAs a day off in offices that work them 5-6 days per week... like mine. Unfortunately, I don’t think the PO cares to hire for this.For the longest time I couldn't figure out the real reason for the ARC position created a few years ago. Didn't understand how a ARC can be guaranteed hours on Sundays over a RCA if the RCA wanted to work. Then I noticed through the Maryland rural mailer the hundreds of NEW union members every 3 months. Guess who they are? ARCS. What a great deal for our ASSociation. Create a lower paying craft employee, screw the RCAS that wanted to work Sundays, all to get new paying members. The ones in my office told me that they were all told during training the importance to becoming members. What a racket.
Transparency is key yah oleI would love to know how many"lengthy meetings" have actually been held and what it is that our association is looking for from the USPS. But that info is "top secret" and the membership is not on the "need to know " list. Looks like it will be arbitration and a long wait. My immediate concern: our cola and no raise for the foreseeable future
More like 6 to 7 days a week, until the 7th day was no longer allowed since the fall of last year, in our district anyway.ARCs make the same as an RCA. The position was created to give RCAs a day off in offices that work them 5-6 days per week... like mine. Unfortunately, I don’t think the PO cares to hire for this.
It’s the perfect job for the 9-5er that needs a little extra pay or even a College kid. I wish this had been available when I was in the “office world”. Working evenings & weekends for minimum wage was exhausting!