NRLCA AND USPS REACH TENTATIVE THREE YEAR AGREEMENT!!!
ALL THE NEW DETAILS ARE ON THE NATIONAL WEBSITE
Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) Introduces Anti-Labor Union Legislation
On February 4, Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) introduced legislation that would prohibit agencies from deducting labor union dues from federal employees’ paychecks. The bill, H.R. 4461, would prohibit federal agencies such as the United States Postal Service, the Postal Regulatory Commission, and other agencies within the executive, legislative, and judicial agencies from deducting dues from the salaries of employees. It would require the unions to actively hand collect their dues from the membership. The bill also attacks unions by requiring a majority of all employees vote in favor of joining a union, rather than just a majority of the members who vote. Any employee that does not vote would count as a “no” vote towards union representation. H.R. 4461 also attempts to restrict the use of union dues for purposes other than collective bargaining by requiring the unions to receive permission from each member.
Earlier, Congressman Dennis Ross (R-FL) introduced another anti-labor union bill, H.R. 4392, by requiring the Office of Personnel Management to submit an annual report to Congress relating to the use of “Official Time” by federal employees.
H.R. 4461 currently has 30 co-sponsors, and was referred to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
NOMINATING DELEGATES TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION
Although this may seem an early announcement, I want to be sure each member understands the changes made to the NRLCA constitution at the convention in Reno, NV in 2015. If you wish to nominate yourself or someone else, you need to be aware of these changes. This information will also be provided to the membership in the national magazine at the first of the year but it is important enough that I wanted to begin letting you know now.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE NEW LANGUAGE REGARDING HOW TO NOMINATE A MEMBER TO BE ON THE KYRLCA BALLOT FOR CONSIDERATION AS A DELEGATE TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION (which will be held in Nashville, TN in 2016).
NRLCA Constitution Article VI Meetings Section 2.B Nominations
What this means for the membership: Nominations will no longer be accepted or considered valid if mailed to the home address of the State Secretary/Treasurer. If a nomination is received by the Secretary/Treasurer at my personal address, I have been instructed to return them to the nominating member as invalid. This language was adopted by the convention delegates at the 111st National Convention in Reno, NV and as a duly elected state officer, I must follow the National Constitution. No exceptions.
My advice to the membership, is to watch the national magazine and the KYRLCA website. The nomination PO Box will be listed there as well as the KYRLCA newspapers after the first of the year. Nominate early. Remember mail processing is slower than it used to be so do not be late with your forms. The nomination deadline is May 14, 2016 which is a Saturday. I will be sending everyone nominated an acceptance letter/postcard. If you do not receive this call me immediately. Do not delay. If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact me at the number listed in this paper, on the website or in the magazine.
The address for the nomination forms is:
KYRLCA Nomination Committee
PO Box 814
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-0814
Thank you for your understanding.
Donna Cissell KYRLCA Secretary/Treasurer