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Welcome To Branch 2589 * Lubbock 

Abernathy, Floydada, Lamesa, Levelland, Littlefield, Morton, Muleshoe, Plainview and Spur, Merged

 
Union Meeting is held every 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
President Report

 I hope everyone is having a nice summer, and remember to protect yourself from the heat.  Your safety is your responsibility.  The most physically demanding part of our job is the weather, and the most mentally demanding part of our job is, of course, management.  Postmaster Fitzgerald has said that we CANNOT leave our LLV windows down at all when the truck is parked and we are away. In the past we have always been able to leave them down an inch or so, where no one could get their hand in and unlock the door. Now, that is unacceptable, so be very careful and do not get yourself in trouble.   more

New Members

Jeremy Charles Jackson, Louisville; Andrew Michael Kochis, Singer; Adam Martinez, Freedom; Jamie V. Romero, Downtown; and, Matthew Curtis Johnson, Freedom.

Latest Retirees:  Joe F. Orosco - Sunset
Tom Knobloch - Freedom

Secretary Report

On June 19, 2014,  The Regular Branch Meeting of NALC Branch 2589, Lubbock, Texas, was called to order by President Mitch Terral at 7:02 P.M.  The invocation was given by R. Estrada.  The membership then said the Pledge of Allegiance.  The roll call of officers was taken.  All officers were present except P. Polk. The following members were added to the attendance list for tonight due to illness: P. Polk; P. Majors and B. Froemel.  M. Terral read the attendance list for the July Executive Board and Steward meetings.  more


ATTENTION 

WE NEED UNIFORM DONATIONS AT THE UNION HALL ASAP

 OUR NEW CCA’S ARE IN DIRE NEED OF UNIFORMS AND WE ARE SHORT, ESPECIALLY OF LARGER SIZES.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANYTHING TORN OR WORN OUT.

COATS, HATS, GLOVES, SHIRTS, PANTS, ETC…


2014 Color Coded Rotating Days Off Calendar

Calendar Of Events

NALC 69th. Biennial National CONVENTION - 2014
 
Where: Philadelphia Convention Center - Philadelphia, PA  
Hotel: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown (Headquarters Hotel)  
Address: 201 North 17th Street  
When: July 21 - 25, 2014  
NALC Room: Rates $189 Single - to 219 Quad.  
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NALC News  Congress / Postal News Related News

Stop Staples: The NALC’s Executive Council has voted to endorse the boycott of the Staples office supplies chain. “NALC stands with the growing list of unions and progressive allies who have joined in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the APWU against outsourcing decent jobs,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “The Postal Service should not undermine its own superb network by sub-contracting work to low-wage, low-skill workers at chain stores. It should embrace new revenue strategies and innovation to better serve the public.” Click here to read more.


Distribution of campaign literature by e-mail: NALC has arranged for its long-time election contractor, Peake-DeLancey, to handle requests by candidates for national office in the 2014 NALC election to distribute campaign literature by e-mail. Federal law requires national unions to comply with all reasonable requests by any bona fide candidate for union office to distribute, by mail or otherwise, at the candidate’s expense, campaign literature in aid of such person’s candidacy to all members in good standing of such labor organization. A recent federal court decision has held that this legal obligation extends to reasonable requests to distribute campaign literature via e-mail. NALC has selected Peake-DeLancey to receive and send by e-mail campaign material submitted by candidates in the upcoming election of NALC officers. Click here to read more, including instructions for how candidates can contact Peake-DeLancey.


Transfer opportunities: For the current list of city letter carrier positions available for transfer under the provisions of M-01834, click here.


NALC e-ActivistUpdate your information: The online form for NALC members to sign up as members of the NALC e-Activist Network and the online form for NALC members to update their contact information are both back in service once again. 
Click here
 for the e-Activist Network form. 
Click here for the members’ contact information update form.


USPS announces new scanning device: The Postal Service has announced the deployment of a new Mobile Delivery Device (MDD) to be used by letter carriers. The device, from Honeywell, will transmit scan data in real time and will replace the current Intelligent Mail Device (IMD) and paired cell phone. For detailed information on the new MDD, read an advance copy of Director of City Delivery Brian Renfroe's April 2014Postal Record article here.


2015 Leadership Academy:  The application period for the 2015 Leadership Academy has begun. Any active NALC member may apply. Applicants will receive a confirmation letter upon receipt of the application form at NALC Headquarters. Click here to find out more and to download the application form.  Deadline is Aug. 31.


Customer Connect:  Letter carriers use Customer Connect to take advantage of their special relationship with businesses, encouraging business patrons to ship with the U.S. Postal Service instead of with a private delivery service. To date, carriers have generated more than $1.88 billion in new annual revenue for USPS since Customer Connect was started in mid-2003. Click here to find out more.


 


Fact-checking the PMG:   A so-called “white paper” from L’Enfant Plaza, sent to every postal facility, seeks to bamboozle postal employees into supporting the postmaster general’s disastrous “recovery plan” as well as legislation that would empower Postmaster General Pat Donahoe to execute it. The document is chock-full of red herrings, straw-man arguments, misleading statements and glaring omissions. Click here to read our fact-checking fact sheet.


Customer, employee rights when USPS solicits customers to change to centralized delivery:  NALC has been made aware of an effort by the Postal Service in different parts of the country to convince customers to agree to change their mode of delivery to cluster box or centralized delivery.  Click here for information that details the rights of both postal customers and letter carriers.


S. 316: In the Senate, 31 senators (of 100) so far have co-sponsored S. 316, a postal modernization measure that preserves Saturday mail delivery. Has yours? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on.


H.R. 30:    In the House, a majority of the members  (225 of 435) so far have co-sponsored H. Res. 30, “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.” Has yours? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your representative a note. | Fact sheet


H.R. 630:   In the House, 185 members (of 435) have co-sponsored H.R. 630, a postal modernization measure that preserves Saturday mail delivery. Is your representative a co-sponsor? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your representative a note


H.R. 961:   In the House, 165 members of 435) have co-sponsored H.R. 961, a measure that calls for a refund of the USPS’ surplus in FERS. Is your representative a co-sponsor? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on. You can also click here to send your representative a note.


H. R. 2291: In the House, 41 members (of 435) so far have co-sponsored H. Res. 2291, to designate the post office at 450 Lexington Ave. in New York City as the “Vincent R. Sombrotto Post Office.” Has yours? Find out here, then go here to look up members' contact information and ask yours to sign on.


 



Nominations for national office: Rule 17 of the convention rules covers nominations for national office. The rule reads in part: “Nominees for national officer must have completed and filed with the National Secretary-Treasurer, prior to adjournment of the third day, the official Nomination/Acceptance Form, which was available from the National Secretary-Treasurer’s office or from NALC’s web site prior to the Convention. The Form may also be obtained from the National Secretary-Treasurer at the Convention…. Acceptances submitted prior to the Convention must have been received by the Secretary-Treasurer’s office no later than July 9, 2014.” Click here to review the official rules and to download the form.


Retiring national officers’ dinner:   (updated): The retiring national officers' dinner is Thursday, July 24. The recently updated list of announced honorees includes Secretary-Treasurer Jane Broendel, retired Director of Retired Members Ernie Kirkland, Region 3 NBA Neal Tisdale and Region 5 NBA Dan Pittman. Tickets are $80 and will be on sale at the convention in the registration area. Click here to download the ticket order form.


Welcome reception: The welcome reception is on Sunday, July 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Pennsylvania Convention Center’s Grand Hall.


Delivering for America


POSTAL FACTS:  Roanoke Times columnist Dan Casey described how pre-funding is the real reason behind the Postal Service’s financial situation and encouraged readers to urge their representatives inCongress to fix the problem. An editorial in Portland, OR’s Oregonian says that the Postal Service’s partnership with Amazon is good business. An editorial in Waynesboro, VA’s News Virginian says that the Postal Service can’t cut its way to solvency; rather, Congress needs to fix pre-funding, instead. An op-ed by South Dakota Newspaper Association’s David Bordewyk in the Rapid City Journal also calls on Congress and the Postal Service to work to fix pre-funding. An op-ed in Federal Times by NAPUS EVP Jay Killackey blames pre-funding for the reason behind “the postal blues.” An article in Government Executive reported on how Rep. Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) campaign to end Saturday mail delivery met with another failure. An article in The Pennsylvania Gazette covered the importance of post offices and the Postal Service, noting the unfair burden pre-funding has placed on an agency with roots in the U.S. Constitution. In its July issue, the magazine for the National Association of Retired Federal Employees analyzed the origins of the Postal Service’s pre-funding requirement. A ceremony was held to present an American flag flown in Afghanistan to 2012 Special Carrier Alert Hero Charlie Rose, a member of Athens Branch 997. • Click here to check out these and many other examples of how NALC leaders and activists are using the news media to spread the truth about the Postal Service’s financial situation. • Click here to find out how the NALC Communications Department can help members keep both the public and our elected representatives informed.



Welcome, CCAs!

Welcome to the NALC! By joining your union, you have taken the first and most important step toward protecting your job and securing the future of letter carriers and the USPS. Click here to find information that will help you learn more about your union and your rights and benefits as a city letter carrier.


Newly hired, career-track City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) who have questions about pay, workload, relative standing and more should download the free NALC City Carrier Assistant Rights & Benefits booklet. This 12-page PDF also discusses uniforms, annual and sick leave, rights under the NALC-USPS National Agreement, health insurance, opting and hold-downs, and the various contract memorandums of understanding (MOUs) that deal specifically with CCAs.


 


CCA annual uniform allowance: Memorandum of understanding  M-01822 provides details on the annual uniform allowance for CCA employees, information on the procedures, instructions and a sample letter from the USPS to authorized uniform vendors.


CCAs: Understanding your health insurance options: Click here to read a letter from NALC Health Benefit Plan Director Brian Hellman that helps to clarify some complicated issues surrounding health insurance for CCAs and to ensure that all CCAs understand their options and rights under the NALC’s National Agreement with the Postal Service.


CCAs converted to full-time career status: Pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Residual Vacancies—City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01824), the first wave of city carrier assistant (CCA) conversions to full-time career status took place Nov. 2. Click here to find out more.



 2011-2016 National AgreementNational Agreement Q-and-A’s for CCAs: This jointly-developed memorandum of understanding, M-01819, provides the updated mutual understanding of the national parties on issues related to the 2011 NALC-USPS National Agreement. For more information, click here


Retirement savings plan: CCAs now have access to a plan designed specifically to help them save money for retirement. Provided for by the 2013 Das interest arbitration award, the retirement savings plan (RSP) for CCAs who are members of the NALC was created by the union’s Mutual Benefit Association (MBA) to give CCAs a tax-deferred way to save for retirement. The RSP was organized as a traditional IRA and was specially created for CCAs who are not yet eligible to earn pension benefits under FERS or to participate in the TSP. Click here to find out more.




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