A New Beginning in The New Year
As of January 4, 2021, President Mark Judd stepped down as President fifteen years to the date of becoming President of NALC Branch 2184 on January 4, 2006. I would like to take this moment to recognize my mentor and personal friend for doing an outstanding job in leading us over his tenure as Branch President. I will fill the remainder of Mark's term until the next election.
As President, I have asked Mark if he would serve as my Executive Vice President and fill the remainder of my term as EVP, and Mark said he would. Thanks brother Judd, for sticking around and helping the branch transition.
One of my first acts as Branch President was contacting NALC National President Fred Rolando and requesting dispensation to hold branch elections this spring on May 23, 2021. President Rolando responded to my request in a letter addressed to me dated January 26, 2021, granting my request for dispensation.
Special Meeting Notice
Attention all Branch 2184 Members: In accordance with Article lll, section 2 of Branch 2184' s Bylaws, Branch President Walter McGregory has called a special membership meeting for the specific and sole purpose of conducting nominations for Branch 2184 officers, station stewards, and
convention delegates for the 2021-2023 term of office.
The meeting will take place outdoors on the Branch 2184 property on Sunday, May 23, 2021 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Following nominations, an election for any contested positions will take place by mail ballot in the manner prescribed by Article V of Branch 2184's Bylaws.
NALC Health Plan
If you are a newly converted career carrier and are selecting a health insurance plan for your family, take a look at the NALC Health Benefit Plan and see what they have to offer. Give your union's health plan a try for at least a year. If you don't like it, you can always switch back or to another health plan next year. If you need help signing up for the NALC Health Plan give us a call here at the Branch office. An officer would be glad to help you.
First Telephonic Branch Membership Meeting Held
On February 03, 2021, the branch held its first branch membership meeting since the start of the pandemic last year. The meeting was conducted telephonically and there were thirty-seven members in attendance. The meeting was highly informative, and we took care of the membership's business. I, along with the other officers and stewards look forward to speaking with you at the next branch membership meeting on Wednesday, March 03, 2021, at 7:30pm. For more information, see this month's "Speaks."
Branch is Open For Business During The Pandemic
While many other NALC branches have closed down because of the pandemic, your own Branch 2184 is still open for the membership. Services like the CCA clothing bank, OWCP assistance and retirement assistance are still available here at the union office. Just give us a call and we will have someone assist you with your specific needs. For CCA uniforms, let your steward or officer within your installation know your sizes and we will have an officer get a few uniforms for you and get them to you. Workers compensation and retirement assistance is done via telephone for the protection of the members as well as the branch officers working at the union office. For additional safety precautions, I have extended our office hours to be open on Saturdays, to help limit having to schedule officers from working together because of the pandemic.
Until we are able to meet in person again, stay safe, wear a face mask and social distance when possible. Together, we can help defeat COVID-19!
-- Walt McGregory
AFL - CIO
Wayne County, MI