President's Report

May / June 2021

 

 

SPECIAL MEETING UPDATE

 

      On Sunday May 23, 2021, we held a Special Meeting outdoors here at the branch for the sole purpose of conducting nominations for officers, station stewards, and convention delegates for the 2021-2023 term of office. This was the first meeting that was held in person since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. The weather cooperated and the business of the membership was conducted.

      I would like to personally thank the membership for re-electing me as your president. I will continue to work with the leadership of this branch to ensure that the membership of Branch 2184 is well represented. Congratulations to the other officers, station stewards and convention delegates that were elected by acclamation. Good luck to all the candidates of con-tested officers and station steward positions.

      There is a complete list of contested Branch Officer Positions and Station Steward Positions in Election Committee Member Joe Golonka’s article.

      After the special meeting for nominations, we had a meeting for newly converted PTFs from 5pm to 7pm. We had quite a few PTFs show up and get assistance with choosing their Health Care Plans and signing up for their federal benefits. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who stuck around and assisted with this meeting.

 

BALLOTS ARE IN THE MAIL

 

      By the time you read this article, you may have already received your election ballot in the mail for the Branch 2184 contested officer’s election. Please make sure you follow the directions within the ballot and re-turn it in the prepaid envelope by the specified time.

 

LMOU NEGOTIATIONS

 

      Management chose not to open LMOU Negotiations, your union also decided not to open, thus, our LMOU language stays as is through the end of our new contract, May 20, 2023.

 

BACK PAY

 

      The postal service is still calculating back pay for more than 200,000 active and recently retired city letter carriers. Our employer anticipates having this done by next month, in July 2021. You can check the latest updates on the NALC App or at NALC.org.

 

IN PERSON MEETINGS

 

      I am constantly discussing with other branch 2184 officers and stewards, Covid-19 safety concerns. I’m also in touch with our NBA and our headquarters regarding when to possibly get back to in person meetings. For now, we are going to keep meeting virtually for the safety of the membership. The branch is fully functional and assisting members

with normal member services.

 

 

In unionism,

-- Walt McGregory

President

Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI