President's Report

January / February 2020


CCA Conversions


      On January 22, 2020 the NALC and the USPS settled a national level grievance concerning the postal services non-compliance with the contractual caps regarding the hiring of City Carrier Assistants. The settlement (M-01906) provides for the conversion of all CCAs in any size office with 30 months or more of relative standing as of February 15, 2020, to be converted to career status within 60 days from the signing of the agreement. Branch 2184 CCAs meeting the settlement requirements in 200-workyear offices (Dearborn and Westland/Wayne/Canton) will be converted to full time regular. All other conversions in Branch 2184 represented Installations will be converted to part-time flexible career employees. Key points to remember, the 30 months or more of relative standing has to be in the same office or installation and all conversions should occur as soon as administratively possible but not longer than 60 days from the date of the settlement. If you have any questions regarding the settlement please ask to see your steward or give the office a call.


Contract Update


      On February 5, the NALC and USPS announced that Arbitrator Dennis R. Nolan has accepted appointment as the neutral chair of the three-person arbitration board that will be responsible for crafting our next National Agreement. Under the law, both the NALC and USPS are each required to name one arbitrator and select a third neutral arbitrator to serve as the chair of the interest arbitration board. The arbitration hearings to resolve

our national contract are expected to begin in the spring.


Battle of the Branches


      The date, time, and place has been set for this year’s Battle of the Branches! Once again Branch 2184 will do battle against our cross-town rivals from Branch 1 to determine the winner of our annual MDA Bowl-athon. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of letter carrier solidarity on Sunday, April 19th at 12:00 at Cherry Hill Lanes. For more information on the Bowl-a-thon turn to page #4 of this month’s edition of the “Speaks”.



-- Mark Judd





Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI