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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

Well March is upon us and there are so many issues going on. First and foremost we are having our DAY OF ACTION RALLY on March 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at Singer Station so please everyone come out and bring all your family and friends to show support and to tell Congress to save 6 day letter mail delivery!  PLEASE DO NOT WEAR UNIFORM ITEMS!  We will have T-shirts made and signs to carry and our State President will be here in Lubbock to support our Rally.  We must stop the Bone-head Postmaster General from illegally cutting Saturday mail delivery. I know a select few of you think this is a good idea because you want Saturdays off, but you are WRONG!  more

New Members

Tyler Wayne Fletcher, Frankie Lee Rodriguez, Enrique DeLaCruz, Ashley Marie Hollis, Mersades Christina Lopez, and Maria Isabel Carmona

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

Secretary Report

On March  20, 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. 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.  
Phone #: PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE HOTEL  
Cutoff Date:    

NALC News  Congress / Postal News Related News


Convention news:  Delegate eligibility list problems?    If you are registering your 2014 national convention delegates electronically, and if the delegate list on your USB drive is incomplete, click here to find out what you need to do obtain a complete list. If your branch received an incomplete paper DEL, a new DEL is being mailed to you.
Convention housing:  Please do not call NALC Headquarters about convention housing.  Information on housing gets mailed to branch secretaries after the branch’s DEL has been received at Headquarters and branch delegates are registered. Click here for detailed housing information.


Memorandums of understanding extended, modified:   NALC and the Postal Service have agreed on extensions and modifications of three memorandums of understanding: Re: Full-time Regular Opportunities – City Letter Carrier Craft (M-01834), Re: Sunday Delivery – City Carrier Assistant Staffing (M-01835), and Re: Signing Overtime Lists (M-01836). All three MOUs are effective through March 31, 2015. For detailed information on these three MOUs and on process changes, click here. For the current list of city letter carrier positions available for transfer under the provisions of M-01834,click here. These positions have been posted in e‑Reassign since April 1. The e‑Reassign posting will remain open for 21 days.

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.


‘Highly encouraging’ report reveals $765 million USPS profit:   In February, the U.S. Postal Service released its financial report for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2014, which covers the last three months of 2013. “The Postal Service figures are highly encouraging and show why the postal network must be maintained and strengthened, not degraded,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said.  Click here to read the president’s full statement.


NALC e-Activist Network:  The process for signing up as a member of the NALC e-Activist Network and for updating your e-mail address is undergoing maintenance at this time. Please check back.


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.


 

Alliance sends letter to House committee leaders:  The presidents of the four postal employee unions—NALC, APWU, NRLCA and NPMHU—wrote a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to share the unions’ views on President Obama’s budget proposals for 2015. Click here to read the letter.


Postal Service needs real reform:   Following today’s House Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Obama administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for the United States Postal Service, National Association of Letter Carriers President Fredric Rolando released a statement: “It’s time for Congress to strengthen the postal recovery, not cripple the Postal Service with even more destructive service and job cuts.” Click here to read his full statement.


NALC stands with APWU to ‘Stop Staples: ’NALC President Fredric Rolando encourages all NALC members to join with the members of the American Postal Workers Union and the other postal unions in a national day of action this Thursday, April 24, to protest the privatization of postal retail services at Staples stores. “As we proved in our successful 2007 campaign against the contracting-out of mail delivery,” Rolando said, “Americans value and deserve postal services provided by highly trained, uniformed and accountable employees who work directly for the Postal Service, not for an office-supplies retail chain. Just as the members of the APWU stand with the NALC in our battle to preserve six-day mail delivery service, so do letter carriers stand with our brothers and sisters in this fight against privatization.” 
 Visit the official event page to find locations near you and for other valuable information.


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, 30 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.Res. 30:   In the House, 213 members (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


H.Res. 630:   In the House, 178 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.Res. 961:   In the House, 163 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.



Delivering for America


POSTAL FACTS:   NALC President Fredric Rolando was given an opportunity to offer some facts about the Postal Service in a guest column forThe Augusta [GA] Chronicle’s Sunday, April 20 edition. On April 5, The Chronicle published an editorial about USPS that accurately noted how the agency isn’t budgeted a dime of taxpayer money, but it repeated some possibly misleading conventional wisdom about the agency. Click here to read this 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.


Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

The 22nd annual Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is Saturday, May 10: Each year on the second Saturday in May, hundreds of thousands of letter carriers, retirees, family members and volunteers take to mail routes in every state and territory across America, pick up sacks of non-perishable food and deliver the goods to the food banks and pantries that serve their local communities. More information | Coordinators’ tool kit


CCAs Information

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.


Welcome, CCAs! 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.


 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


 


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