President Margie McDaniel
229 Barbara Sue Lane
Mt. Washington, KY 40047
New Year, New Changes
The only constant since the beginning of time is that all things change.  As a member of this Association, you have an unique opportunity to lift your voice together with hundreds of thousands of Rural Carriers across the nation to make a positive change for the Rural Craft.  The Federal Retirement Fairness Act (H.R. 2478), commonly known as the Buy Back bill, at the time of this writing has 53 cosponsors.  The USPS Fairness Act (H.R. 2382), to end the mandate to prefund USPS retiree healthcare, was introduced only 4 days prior to the Buy Back bill and it has 301 cosponsors.   Have you asked your Congressman to cosponsor H.R. 2478?  If your answer is no, please do it now!   
Even though this bill is for all Federal employees with temporary or part time service, there may not be that many of us that it affects. Part time workers on ship yards may be affected.  Forestry Department employees may be affected.  I have been told that other Postal employee's temporary service is already credited to their retirement.  In our own craft the PTF position now earns time credited to retirement.  For all of us out there with one day to 25 years or more part time service we have to do whatever we can to have that service time credited toward our retirement.
Your Vice President and I will be attending the Legislative Seminar in May.  We will be going on Capitol Hill and speaking with all of the Kentucky Representatives. Please take a few minutes to send a letter or make a phone call requesting them to support this bill.  There is a letter on the NRLCA website for your convenience, all you have to do is put in your Congressman's name at the top and sign it at the bottom.  If you need assistance with this in any way, please contact me and I'll be glad to assist you.  Together we can make a positive change for our future.