NALC President Fredric Rolando to speak at State Association's Fall Trianing Seminar. Scroll down for details.
Former State Association president Tom Foust recently fell and broke his hip. Get Well cards may be sent to his home address at 221 Dunnegan Dr., Hillsborough, NC 27278.
Volunteer Today in the Triad To Phone
Reach out to help workers win this November
Join local union members to phone union brothers and sisters to get out the vote for worker-friendly candidates including U.S. Senator Kay Hagan. Together, we can stop extremist politicians like Thom Tillis and help workers win this November!
We're phoning at Letter Carriers Union Hall, 3207 E. Bessemer Ave. in Greensboro on:
|Tuesday||September 30||5 pm - 8 pm|
|Wednesday||October 1||12 noon-3 pm|
|Tuesday||October 7||5 pm-8 pm|
|Wednesday||October 8||12 noon-3 pm|
|Thursday||October 9||5 pm-8 pm|
|Tuesday||October 14||5 pm-8 pm|
|Wednesday||October 15||12 noon-3 pm|
|Thursday||October 16||5 pm-8 pm|
|Tuesday||October 21||5 pm-8 pm|
|Wednesday||October 22||12 noon-3 pm|
Thursday Location tonight only
CWA 3607, 129 Industrial Ave., Greensboro
Meet AFL-CIO Executive VP
BBQ after phoning
|Tuesday||October 28||5 pm-8 pm|
|Wednesday||October 29||12 noon-3 pm|
|Thursday||October 30||5 pm-8 pm|
|Monday||November 3||8 am-8 pm|
|Tuesday / Election Day||November 4||8 am-8 pm|
We're continuing to add new dates / times and locations in the Triad! For more information or to volunteer, contact: Lisa Hubbard, 336-662-5863, LHubbard@aflcio.org or Debbie Matyga, 336-508-1149, firstname.lastname@example.org
NC AFL-CIO Labor 2014
If you live in the Charlotte area, the Southern Piedmont Central Labor Council is also in need of volunteers for phone banking and canvassing. To volunteer, call Ashley at 704-773-9558. Shifts are scheduled for 3 to 4 hours but if you only have a couple of hours, they will take that too. An updated schedule can be found at www.splabor.org. Phone banking is taking place in the IATSE Hall, 6101 Idlewood Road, Suite 322, Charlotte, NC. It's extremely important that worker-friendly candidates like Senator Kay Hagan are elected or re-elected during these mid-term elections.
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Time & Location TBD
The North Carolina State Association of Letter Carriers was well represented at the NALC's 69th Convention in Philadelphia. Check out our web page chronicling the recent event by clicking here. All photos were taken by Area One's Bill Heidt.
State Association's Fall Training
NALC President Fredric Rolando to Speak Friday, Oct. 24
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Branch Fiduciary Responsibilities
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. until
NALC President Fredric Rolando with updates on many subjects
JCAM and route classes have been cancelled
There will be phone banking from 4 - 6 p.m. or 5 - 7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 25
Legislative updates from NCSALC President Eddie Davidson and regional field coordinator for the Southern Region, Megan Fitzgerald
Letter carriers will canvas immediately following the training
NALC President Fredric Rolando
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.
Remember, there are other news sources for North Carolina's letter carriers besides this website. Be sure to check out The North Carolina Letter Carrier Activist by clicking here.
And for the latest news regarding the Postal Service, letter carriers, working families, unions and NC politics in general, go to our State Association's Twitter page at Twitter.com/NCLetterCarrier
You Gotta Laugh to Keep From Cryin'
Cable 8 TV Show in the Greensboro Viewing Area
Triad Jobs With Justice
Co-hosted by Richard Koritz and O.W. Sweeney
Broadcast twice each week in the Greensboro viewing area Fridays at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday afternoons at 12:30 p.m.
Friday showings are a repeat of the Saturday shows.
Key Note Speaker: James Andrews, President of the NC AFL-CIO. Guests will include J. David Cox, President of AFGE, Eddie Davidson, President of the NCSALC and NCSALC Vice President, Craig Schadewald.
National Sales Manager
North Carolina Letter Carriers,
we appreciate your business over the years
and look forward to serving your
postal needs in the future
Attention: Newly Hired, Career-track
City Carrier Assistants (CCAs)
If you 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. Click here to download the booklet (PDF, 1 MB).
MOU for filling residual vacancies: The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Re: Residual Vacancies – City Letter Carrier Craft, M-01824, puts in place a procedure for filling residual vacancies that includes assignment of unassigned regulars, conversion to regular of part-time flexibles (PTFs), transfers, and city carrier assistant (CCA) conversions to full-time regular career status. Read more about the procedure here. An updated list of vacancies available for transfer opportunities under M-01824 was posted in eReassign Feb. 1 and is available here. Transfer requests from career employees will be accepted through eReassign following the procedure in the MOU. For assistance with eReassign click here, or contact your shop steward, branch president or national business agent’s office. To find your national business agent’s office, click here.
S. 316: In the Senate, 31 senators 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. You can also click here to send your senator a note.
H.R. 630: In the House, 185 members 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 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.
30: In the House, a majority of the
members 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?
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
Guide to Route Inspections: This guide assists
shop stewards and branch officers in identifying contractual
violations that take place during management's unilateral six-day
route counts and inspections/adjustments, and with filing
successful grievances on those violations.
Click here to download the
The Central NC Chapter of the American Red Cross needs volunteer drivers in Durham, NC for their transportation program. Drivers assist the elderly, low-income people and people with disabilities in getting to their medical appointments. For more info call 919-489-6541 ext 4120 and speak with Jeffrey Isaacson.
POSTAL FACTS: A BloombergBusinessweek interview with NALC Chief of Staff Jim Sauber ran June 6. Region 6 National Business Agent Pat Carroll was interviewed for a “Workers’ Voice” podcast that was posted to the web on May 31. •
quarterly report disguises positive financial developments. Rolando also set the record straight for USA Today’s editorial writers—and readers across the country—explaining why the paper’s editorial calling for Congress to cut postal services makes no sense. USA Today has the country’s third-largest circulation. The president was quoted in a May 28 story for the Bloomberg news service about Congress’ “bizarre” plan to raid the Postal Service to shore up the financially troubled Highway Trust Fund. The story noted that most of USPS’ red ink stems from pre-funding, mandated by the very Congress now proposing to take more money from USPS. Associated Press’ story about Rep. Darrell Issa’s latest bill heavily quoted Rolando, cited the bill’s opponents before Issa, and referred to cluster boxes as a “less convenient delivery method.” • Click here to read 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.
NALC President Fredric
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