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  • The National Rural Letter Carriers' Association (NRLCA) has an effective legislative program in the Congress to promote and protect the interests of rural carriers.
  • NRLCA holds exclusive recognition to represent the rural carrier craft with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
  • NRLCA negotiates all Labor Agreements for the rural carrier craft with the USPS, including salaries.
  • Only NRLCA can represent members of the rural carrier craft in the grievance procedure, including providing protection in disciplinary actions.
  • NRLCA has an excellent Health Insurance program: The Rural Carrier Benefit Plan for regular and retired members, and for qualified leave replacements.
  • NRLCA offers an attractive Life Insurance program for its members.
  • NRLCA also offers the Rural Carrier Auto Insurance Plan and the Homeowners' Insurance Plan.
  • NRLCA provides a monthly publication, The National Rural Letter Carrier, to keep its members informed on postal and legislative matters of vital interest.
  • NRLCA provides information and fellowship for its members at County, District, State and National meetings where all members may participate in a democratic process of developing Association policy.

To be able to join the NRLCA, you must first be employed by the USPS and work in the Rural Carrier Craft as a Regular, Substitute, RCR, RCA, or ARC.

Should you have any questions concerning the appropriate membership dues rates, please consult the dues chart.

If you have specific questions about membership in the NRLCA, a list of the appropriate State Secretaries is available by clicking here.

You may then complete NRLCA form 1187

Print the form, fill in the blanks, and mail it to:

TXRLCA State Secretary/Treasurer 

Cindy Arredondo 

1357 County Rd 1160 

Kennard, TX 75847

After your completed form is received and processed you will receive your official membership card and all your benefits of membership begin.

Congratulations on becoming a member of your union.