Union administration

National conventions & rap sessions

Article 3 Section 1 of the NALC Constitution states:

The National Convention of this Union shall be held biennially in even-numbered years between the Fourth of July and third full week of August.

  • The 73rd Convention in 2024 is Aug. 5-9 in Boston
  • The 74th Convention in 2026 is Aug. 3-7 in Los Angeles
  • The 75th Convention in 2028 is July 31-Aug. 4 in Minneapolis
  • The 76th Convention in 2030 is Aug. 19-23 in Honolulu

 

Article 3 Section 4(b) of the NALC Constitution states:

(b). The National President shall, once each year except in the year of the National Convention, call a national conference. This conference shall be voluntarily attended by only State and Branch Presidents or their designees, with their expenses to be borne by the State Association or Branch represented.

National conferences are better known as “rap sessions.”

73rd Biennial Convention | August 5-9, 2024 | Boston, MA 

Approaching Deadlines

Hotel and Shuttle Information

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Getting Around Town

Boston’s public transportation system is operated by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), but locals know it simply as the “T”. It offers subway, bus, trolley car, and boat service to just about everywhere in the Greater Boston area and beyond. Subway stops are color-coded – Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line, Orange Line, or Silver Line.

Q: Are taxis available at the airport?
A:
 Taxi service is available throughout the city. From Logan International Airport to most hotels in Boston and Cambridge, current fares are approximately $25-$35 one way. You may also book online or call 617-410-7500.

Q: Does Boston have bus service?
A:
 Service is widely available throughout Massachusetts. All intercity/interstate buses depart from South Station. Ticket counters are located on the third level of the Transportation Center. For information, call the South Station Bus Terminal at 617-737-8040.

Airline Discount

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for The National Association of Letter Carriers.

Please click here to book your flights.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. (EST) and refer to Meeting Event Code NY38N

*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

Blood Drive

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Accommodations for Disabled Attendees

Attendees at the convention who might require assistance due to a disability can avail themselves of the following accommodations in adherence with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If delegates with disabilities need special accommodations beyond what is mentioned here, contact the secretary-treasurer’s office at NALC Headquarters.

Accommodations for deaf or hard of hearing delegates

General session video presentations, including podium and floor action, will be open-captioned so that deaf or hard of hearing delegates can sit with their delegations.

Accessible equipment rental

Electric mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for rent from Scootaround. For reservations or for more information, call 888-441-7575 or go to scootaround.com/en/nalc-73rd-biennial-national-convention.

Parking

Accessible parking for people with disabilities is available in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC) South Parking Lot, located at the south end of the facility. The lot is linked to the facility via an accessible pedestrian pathway.

Shuttles

The NALC is providing free shuttle bus service to/from the BCEC for hotels within the NALC block that are not within walking distance. A complete list will be available at a later date. Vehicles equipped with a wheelchair lift will be made available during all convention hours on an on-call basis. Requests for use of this service can be made directly by calling the operations manager on-site. The number will be listed on bus flyers available at all hotels where shuttle service is provided.

Metal Detectors

The BCEC requires everyone entering the facility to pass through metal detectors. While the convention center’s Evolv Express scanners will allow most attendees to enter without removing their bags, a separate check may be deemed necessary by security personnel.

Weapons of any type are strictly prohibited within the convention facilities. The BCEC strictly prohibits all persons from carrying a firearm or other prohibited item while on BCEC property, including those persons licensed to carry a firearm. Other prohibited items may include, but are not limited to, illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, outside alcohol, Tasers or stun guns, and any other item that is deemed to be dangerous or a disruption to BCEC business and events.

Delegates are encouraged to plan ahead and build in extra time for this process.

Baseball Tickets

The NALC will not be hosting a baseball night during the Boston convention. However, the Boston Red Sox will be playing a home game at Fenway Park on the evening of Friday, Aug. 9, against the Houston Astros. The Red Sox are making tickets available for convention delegates who are choosing to stay that evening.

The Red Sox are making tickets available for convention delegates who are choosing to stay that evening. The tickets will be for seats in the same section and at a reduced rate. Delegates who wish to purchase tickets can do so at https://fevo-enterprise.com/NALC2024. The offer is good through July 31.