How to Stop Union Dues With NALC

by Jeffery Keilholtz

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) has gone strong for more than 100 years. Since Aug. 29, 1889, the NALC has represented the interests of postal delivery personnel working for the United States Postal Service (USPS). As of 2011, for all active members, required union dues are $22.82 every two weeks. Stopping dues payments with the NALC requires several straightforward steps -- beginning with contact to the NALC Membership Department.

Cancel your membership with the NALC. Communicate with the NALC Membership Department. Give the administrator your full name, employment information and membership identification number. Tell the administrator your reason for canceling -- resignation from the USPS, for instance -- and complete the necessary paperwork associated with membership dissolution. Maintain a copy of all records for your personal files.

Prove paycheck or time-card dilemmas. Contact the NALC Membership Department and inform the administrator of your issue. A valid paycheck dilemma involves no issue of a paycheck during the stated dues period and/or a paycheck lacking a total sum equal to cover the cost of union dues. A valid time-card dilemma involves a delay in receipt of the time card in time for USPS to commence with a deduction. Provide proof -- pay stubs, for example -- of all claims to administrators.

Celebrate 50 years with USPS. According to the NALC Constitution (Article 2, Section 5), all letter carriers who put in 50 years of employment with USPS are forever considered "Lifetime Members". Lifetime members are permanently exempt from all union dues.

Items you will need

  • Membership information
  • Pay stub

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About the Author

Jeffery Keilholtz began writing in 2002. He has worked professionally in the humanities and social sciences and is an expert in dramatic arts and professional politics. Keilholtz is published in publications such as Raw Story and Z-Magazine, and also pens political commentary under a pseudonym, Maryann Mann. He holds a dual Associate of Arts in psychology and sociology from Frederick Community College.

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