Route Inspection Update
On April 5, we were notified by the Detroit District that three of our Installations had been selected for spring mail count and inspections. They are Dundee, scheduled to begin on April 13; Dearborn Heights 48127, scheduled to begin on April 20; and Inkster, scheduled to begin on May 18. The Branch, in conjunction with the National Business Agent’s office will conduct route inspection classes for our Dearborn Heights members on April 17 and for our Inkster members on May 15. Both will begin at 6:30 pm. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.
Although we were given short notice from the USPS Detroit District regarding these inspections, the Branch plans to closely monitor and analyze the inspection data and to file the necessary grievances to protect the interests of our members. Branch Executive Vice President Walt McGregory, Vice-President Joe Golonka, and I plan to make periodic visits to both Dearborn Heights and Inkster to ensure the integrity of the inspection process. I will also have our Branch 2184 route inspection officer Dave Reise review the inspection data from Dundee, Dearborn Heights, and Inkster. For those offices not affected by the spring route inspections, please continue to work in a professional manner and be prepared for fall 2019 inspections. (For more route inspection info see the April 2019 Postal Record).
Dispute Resolution Team
On behalf of the Branch and its officers, stewards, and members, I would like to congratulate long time Branch activist, Monroe Steward and Step A Designee Erik Venzke, who was recently informed by NALC National President Fred Rolando that he has been appointed as one of the primary Dispute Resolution Team members for the Detroit District. I know Erik will do a fine job serving the NALC and its members as a member of the DRT. Remember to work smart and be safe. I hope to see all of you at the Branch picnic on Sunday, June 23.
-- Mark Judd
Wayne County, MI
AFL - CIO
March / April 2019