Western

AFL - CIO

Branch 2184

Wayne County, MI

Vice President's Report

May / June 2022

Food Drive

 

      The second Saturday in May has come and gone. Our branch had a successful “Stamp out hunger Food Drive”. We collectively collected over 256,000lbs of food. That’s not bad while dealing with an ongoing pandemic.

      It is so important for all of us as letter carriers to assist those who are dealing with food shortages in their homes. The annual food drive is the way to do just that!

      I’d like to thank the leadership of the branch for taking charge and helping our food drive coordnators “Get the job done”! Without the coordinators, every carrier that picked up food, family members to assist and volunteered in so many ways, we couldn’t have gotten the job done! I thank you all for making this drive so successful. To our retirees and community members that assisted, a heartfelt thanks to you all as well. Thank you to everyone for your part in our success with the 2022 NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Here’s a Letter Carrier Cheer for you all: HIP! HIP! HOORAY!!…. HIP! HIP! HOO-RAY!!… HIP! HIP! HOORAY!!

 

Customer Connect

 

      Through customer connect, Letter Carriers are taking advantage of the special relationships with our business and residential customers by encouraging them to ship with us, USPS, instead of our higher priced competitors. The large business, smaller shops and home business can all benefit from our products.

      While performing your everyday jobs as letter carriers on your route(s), look at some of the packages that you are delivering to your customers. Some of those packages can be turned into leads for our Customer Connect department to follow up on and possibly generate new revenue for our employer. Have a short conversation with your customer about possibly growing their business. Let them know that you can have a specialist contact them and assist them with their shipping needs.

      Since the start of this program, Letter Carriers have generated over 3 BILLION in new revenue for our employer. Your quality lead may be the next lead that makes a MILLION-dollar sale.

      Set a goal for yourself: Get as many leads as you can. Turn those leads in to your Customer Connect Coordinator in your office or to your supervisor. They will make sure your lead(s) are inputted into the system.

 

Have Fun! Stay Safe! Stay hydrated!

 

      The Summer Solstice is Tuesday, June 21 at 5:13 AM. Everybody knows what this means… ITS TIME TO PARTAAYY! and work, PARTAAYY! SOME MORE then work some more. How ever you do it, just remember to do it safely and responsibly. Designate a driver, grab a Uber, and if it is after 2AM, call the one who is always up at 3AM waiting on that call.

 

Branch Picnic

 

      After a two-year hiatus, OUR ANNUAL PICNIC is BACK!

      I hope everyone has seen the flyers posted in your building. The festivities kick off at Noon, Sun-day, June 26th on the grounds of the Union Hall.

      There will be food and drinks for all. The kids can enjoy pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house and water slides. There will be plenty of games, dancing, and karaoke for all ages and yes plenty of water so you can stay hydrated.

      After being locked down and away from each other for over two years, let’s come together safely and have a good time.

      Hope to see you and your family on Sunday, June 26th, from Noon to 6PM, here at the Union Hall located at 6969 Monroe Blvd, Taylor MI 48180.

 

-- Darryl Clay

Vice President