The use of other DACA codes during a holiday period interrupts the continuity of the leave and therefore disqualifies the carrier for a free Saturday. The agreement is now being adopted by NRLCA members for ratification. By accepting ratification, the new treaty expires on 20 May 2018. The NRLCA National Board believes that this is a fair and reasonable agreement, which is in the best interest of the 131,000 hard-working rural postmen throughout the country and which provides considerable wage and social benefits for all classifications of rural transporters. Table 3, Schedule 1 applies to rural associates who were hired on or after August 24, 1991 Table 3, Schedule 2 applies to Rural Carrier Associates and Rural Carrier Relief Employees on rolls before August 24, 1991. USPS has tried to limit protection against dismissal and is offering a one-time lump sum scholarship instead of raising wages, the union said. About NRLCAThe NRLCA is a union within the U.S. Postal Service, which represents about 131,000 bargaining unit members in rural and suburural areas. The association was established in 1903 to “improve the methods of rural lettermen, improve their working conditions at the United States Postal Service (USPS), and promote a fraternal spirit among its members.” Rural postmen use about 78,500 routes in the United States….