Tuesday, August 25, 2009
The 300,000-member National Association of Letter Carriers (AFL-CIO) announced today that it has selected Philadelphia as the site of the 69th Biennial NALC National Convention in 2014.
NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said the convention, one of the largest in the union movement, will be held July 21-25, 2014 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The NALC's last convention, in 2008 in Boston, attracted more than 7,400 voting delegates.
"The NALC and letter carriers across the nation are excited about returning to the City of Brotherly Love where we can conduct our important business sessions in modern, union-operated convention facilities, accompanied by an outstanding selection of unionized hotels within close proximity," Rolando said.
The convention host will be NALC Philadelphia Branch 157, which also was the host for the 63rd Biennial Convention in 2002. The vote by the union's 28-member Executive Council followed a report from a Convention Site Committee headed by Secretary-Treasurer Jane E. Broendel.
The 67th Convention will be in Anaheim, California from August 9-13, 2010, and the 68th Convention will be in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 23-27, 2012.
-30- The 300,000-member NALC represents active and retired city delivery letter carriers in all 50 states and U.S. jurisdictions employed by the U.S. Postal Service.