The NRLCA National Board believes that this is a fair and reasonable agreement, which is in the interest of the 131,000 hard-working rural factors across the country, which ensure a substantial increase in wages and performance for all rural airline classifications. In 2007, the statutes were removed from the NRLCA Constitution and each state was ordered by the National Bureau to do the same with its state constitutions. The NRLCA simply enshrined the existing statutes in the Constitution. As a result, the NRLCA`s existing constitution has been reissued. In 2011, the NRLCA ratified a national steward system.  The NRLCA held its first annual national meeting in Chicago, Illinois, from September 11 to 11, 1903. The first officers elected to serve with the NRLCA on the second day of the first NRLCA National Convention (September 12, 1903) were: the NALC Executive Board unanimously recommended the approval of the interim agreement. The 2019 national agreement will last 44 months and will cover the period from September 20, 2019 to May 20, 2023. The agreement provides for four annual general wage increases and seven adjustment costs (COLAs). In addition, with effect on November 19, 2022, a new next step (stage P) will be added to the factor pay scales, which will be $444 per year higher than Stage O. The agreement also provides for the automatic transition of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) to career status, no later than 24 months of relative position, providing benefits and total security to non-career holders. In addition, there is protection against subcontracting and redundancies.
In 1906, national airlines were granted six national holidays. Christmas was not one of them and did not become a public holiday for rural organizations until 1923. In 1924, a special association committee visited Washington, D.C., to advocate for equipment maintenance assistance (EMA). The following year, it became law. In 1928, the NRLCA introduced term limits for its officers, and in 1932 the term limits were lifted. In 1941, the rationing of tires and gasoline during the Second World War concerned rural organisms. NRLCA President Walker has obtained some exceptions to rationing for rural companies. In 1946, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) expressed interest in the inclusion of RFD in its union. In 1947, the NRLCA refused. “Today, I am pleased to announce that NALC and the U.S.
Postal Service have reached an interim agreement on a new national contract, a goal we have been working on continuously over the past 17 months. As I have pointed out on several occasions, NALC has taken a two-tiered approach to reaching a new national agreement, with negotiations underway and the presentation of the best possible case for our proposals in derinseschied. I am proud of the case and the evidence we have accumulated in the interest of arbitration, but I am all the more pleased that the factors can now decide whether or not to accept this provisional agreement in a ratification vote in accordance with the procedure described in the NALC Constitution.