Making Spirits Bright
As we go to press the U. S. Postal Service and Letter Carriers will be in the midst of another peak delivery season. This year, between December 17 and December 23, an astounding 3 Billion pieces of mail, greeting cards, and packages will be processed and delivered. The Postmaster General was quoted in a recent article in The Wall Street Journal projecting that the USPS will deliver 900 million packages between Thanksgiving
and Christmas! While I am sure none of what I have just written is news to you, the point I am trying to make is how necessary the service we provide is to the American public we serve. Not just during the peak holiday season but every day. Letter carriers and the service we provide are truly the link between the USPS and the American public. While the load and expectations grow during this time of year it is very important we never lose the confidence or support of the public we serve. If we are to remain relevant in the "millennial generation" and a force in the delivery business we must continue to provide 1st class service that the American public has come to expect and deserve.
As of December 1st we have a new National Business Agent for Region 6, he is Troy Clark. Many of you who have attended functions here at the branch have already met him on many occasions; Troy has served as a Regional Administrative Assistant here in our region since 2006. Congratulations Troy!
As another year comes to a close on behalf of the Officers and Stewards here at the Branch I would like to thank you for all you do and I wish you and your families the happiest of holidays and a safe, healthy and prosperous New Year!
-- Mark Judd
Wayne County, MI
AFL - CIO
November / December 2018