Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI

President's Report

March / April 2021

      Our new 44-month term contract has been ratified overwhelmingly by the membership. A little more than 60,000 active NALC letter carriers voted to accept the new contract and a few more than 3,000 active NALC letter carriers voted to reject the contract. The term of this contract is from September 20, 2019, to May 20, 2023.

      As of April 10, 2021, active carriers were able to go into liteblue.usps.gov and then click on their eOPF link to see their latest PS Form 50 that shows their updated pay rate. Your updated pay rate will be reflected in your April 30th, 2021 paychecks.

      It has been reported from NALC Headquarters that USPS management has started calculations on our retroactive pay and we should expect to receive it no later than mid-July 2021. As we get more information from NALC headquarters and USPS, we will keep you all informed.

 

LMOU NEGOTIATIONS

 

      On Sunday April 18, 2021, Executive Vice President Mark Judd, Vice President Jackie McGregory, Recording Secretary Mel Macdonald, Contract Administration Unit chairperson Joe Golonka, Contract Administration Unit member Dave Reise, and I attended a virtual Local Negotiations training conducted by our National Business Agent’s office and facilitated by NBA Troy Clark and Regional Administrative Assistants David Mudd and Kyle Inosencio. The dates for LMOU (Local Memorandum of Understanding) Negotiations are from April 29, 2021 through May 28, 2021. Should we have to enter into local negotiations, your Branch is ready and prepared.

 

CCA CONVERSIONS TO PTFs

 

      Management has informed NALC at the headquarters level that per our new contract, CCAs that had 24 months of Relative Standing within the same installation as of the contract ratification date of March 8 will be converted to career PTF status on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Under the terms of the new contract, CCAs will continue to be converted to career PTF status after attaining 24 months of relative standing in their installation. That is the latest information we have as of now.

 

SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE REMINDER

 

      A reminder to all that I have called for a Special Meeting for the sole purpose of conducting nominations for Branch 2184 officers, station stewards and convention delegates for the 2021-2023 term of office.

      The meeting will be held here outdoors on our property on Sunday May 23, 2021 at 2:00 pm. Following nominations, an election for any contested positions will take place by mail ballot in the manner prescribed by Article V of our Bylaws.

      After the nominations meeting, we will have an Open House from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm for our newly converted CCAs to career PTF status as well as current CCAs. At this meeting, we will have uniforms available for the carriers to look through. We will have branch officers and stewards here to assist members with their benefits and health insurance picks. We will also have our laptops available to assist members in signing up for LCPF (Letter Carrier Political Fund). We look forward to seeing you on May 23, 2021.

      As I am writing this article, Michigan is the number one state in the country for new Covid-19 cases. With the spring here, don’t get relaxed with social distancing. Wear your mask and wash your hands. Even if you have been vaccinated, continue to adhere to the CDC guidelines. We all are tired of the restrictions that come with this pandemic, but we

have to continue a while longer to beat this nasty virus. If you haven’t gotten your vaccine shot, please consider it. Stay safe, all.

 

 

In unionism,

-- Walt McGregory

President