Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the January 2019 Postal Record

Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Scribe

Best wishes for the upcoming year go out to each member.

Your resiliency has shown it’s face again. Up against the new “aggressive management” you have
endured what weak people would crumble from. This new style of management first spoke of by USPS
Postmaster General, Megan Brennan has filtered its way down. They are using the route adjustment team
to go to “underperforming offices” and do what they are supposed to do per the handbooks and manuals.
However, if they say or do things to us that infringes on our dignity and respect (while doing their
“aggressive management”) then they are violating the same handbooks, and manuals that are covered
under the contract.

The very supervisors and upper managers who prey on some of our members inexperience are the very
same ones who internally envy us. How many times have you heard references to the money we are
making? How many times have they judged us in saying something so wrong contractually? The level of
ignorance is appalling! But they still look down on craft workers. In fact, this whole “crackdown” on letter
carriers and references to us the being in ANY way the problem with this company is absurd! They want to
make our money, but they don’t want to put in the hard work that we do. Why? Because that’s why they
went into management (to sit on their asses and criticize what they couldn’t do).

But YOU must know your worth. You are the backbone of this company. You do amazing things daily
better than all your competitors. And the thanks we get can ONLY come from our peers. So, thank you
family! You had an amazing year. And your national union is already at work on your next contract.

#TeachTheCcas #StayUnified #LetterCarriersRock
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NALC Branch 725 S.E. PA Merged
617 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA  19033

Phone: 610-461-8333
Fax: 610-461-1283

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Next Meeting
February 6, 2019
8:00 PM
NALC Branch 725 Union Hall
617 W. MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA  19033

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January 28, 2017

Branch 725 Steward workshop Tuesday February 7, 2016 @ 7:00 PM



All stewards are encouraged to attend this workshop that will focus on the Dispute Resolution Process.
(DRP)  We will have a sign-up sheet at our next meeting on February 1st for those that have not signed
up.  Stewards can also contact President Rhonda Massari @ 610-461-8333.  

The focus on this workshop will begin with the ins and outs of the Pre-Disciplinary Interview (PDI) and will
carry through each step of the DRP process.  This training will be designed to answer any questions or
concerns that our Shop Stewards have regarding the grievance process.  We will have a wealth of
knowledge on our panel to include President Massari, Vice-President Les Dillman, Recording Secretary
Rick Murphy, Marcus Hook Shop Steward Belinda Tridente and myself to answer all questions and
address any area of concern that stewards may have.  I look forward to seeing you on February 7th.

Joe Pease,
Branch 725

June 17, 2017

Legislative Update From National

Gowdy takes over as Oversight Committee chairman

On June 13, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) took over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government
Reform Committee, replacing Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), who announced he would leave Congress on
June 30.

Click here to read more.

Budget process underway in Congress

With the Trump administration’s first full budget request for Fiscal Year 2018 out, Congress now turns to
its onerous task of pulling together its own budget principles and will decide whether it includes some, all
or none
of the White House's priorities.

Click here to read more.

Tell Congress to reject the White House’s FY2018 budget proposals

It’s time to hit the phones. Budget talks for Fiscal Year 2018 have begun, with the White House calling for
inexcusable hits to federal employees’ retirement benefits and to cuts to the Postal Service.

Click here to read more.

Congress passes VA Accountability Bill and Whistleblower Protection Act

On June 13, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and
Whistleblower Protection Act, a bill that weakens longstanding civil service protections for VA employees.

Click here to read more.

Senate committee holds hearing on STOP Act

A Senate committee held a hearing on a bill to require merchandise mailed to the U.S. to be subject to
Customs review and to require advanced electronic tracking of all packages and large envelopes mailed
to the United
States.

Click here to read more.

Senate committee approves nomination of Vought for OMB leader

The Senate Budget Committee voted on June 14 to advance Russell Vought’s nomination to the position
of deputy director at the Office of Management and Budget.

Click here to read more.

NALC members from Pennsylvania on Capitol Hill

More than 100 letter carrier activists from Pennsylvania traveled to Washington, DC, June 6 and 7 to
educate their members of Congress on issues of importance to letter carriers, including NALC’s priority
resolutions.

Click here to read more.

Resolutions update

With 221 co-sponsors on H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery) and 237 on H.Res. 28 (door delivery), both
measures would almost certainly pass the House if put to a vote. Thank you for your hard work on these
resolutions—but we can’t stop now. Congress still needs education from letter carriers on these
resolutions, as well as on H.Res. 31 (service standards), which needs more co-sponsors. All of these
resolutions have seen broad bipartisan support in previous Congresses, and our progress toward
exceeding a majority of voting co-sponsors for each is on track. There’s more work to do—keep it up.

H.Res. 15 (six-day mail delivery): —221 co-sponsors

Click here to find out whether your rep is a co-sponsor.

H.Res. 28 (door delivery):—237 co-sponsors

Click here to find out whether your rep is a co-sponsor.

H.Res. 31 (service standards):—187 co-sponsors

Click here to find out whether your rep is a co-sponsor.

The President's Report
Rhonda Massari

January 18, 2019

Scholarship Fund Raiser

To All:  Attached please find a flyer for the Media Groundhog's Day fundraiser to benefit the NALC Branch
725 scholarship fund.  This is a great way to show your support to our member's children attending college
in the coming years.  We are trying to grow the fund so that we may help defray rising college costs.  The
more money we raise, the more students we can help

Please Post on the NALC bulletin board and encourage members to attend.  
Thanks so much! Rhonda

Click Here For Flyer


January 15, 2019

Region 12 Rap Session Update

To All:  It has come to my attention that there is an issue with the on-line reservation system that was
provided to you for the Rap Session. Please be patient. I have contacted the National Business Agent and
am waiting for a response.  Please do not make your reservations via telephone, as you will be responsible
for the $15 charge.  When the system has been corrected, I will advise you how to proceed.  Any questions,
please let me know.  Thanks! Rhonda


January 2, 2019

Region 12 Rap Session









Bally's in Atlantic City

February 24th thru the 27th

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Shop Stewards,  Congratulations on your election as shop steward in your office.  Your dedication and
commitment to this branch is greatly appreciated.  Attached please find information about the upcoming
Rap Session.  This event is specifically designed to provide you the tools and information necessary to
help you in your position.  While not required, I strongly urge you to attend this essential training.  Whether
you are a newly elected steward or have been in the job for a long time, this training is for you!  There will
be a sign up sheet at the January meeting.  Please submit a 3971 to ensure you are able to get the days off.  
All stewards must make their own room arrangements.  Once the sign up  sheet is complete, I can assist in
providing roommate selections if needed.  All hotel information is on the attached document.  If you have
any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me.  More information about this event will
follow shortly.  Thanks!
Rhonda

February 10, 2018

Director of Route Inspection: Les Dillman
Vice President Branch 725

Route Inspection Training

We will have training for the Clifton Heights office on Thursday March 15.  Time to be decided.  Once we
get any updates on any other offices we will do the same.  For now we are dealing with Clifton Heights.
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October 9, 2018

Branch 725 Elections

Belinda Tridente - Election Committee Chairwoman

The Election Committee appointed by the President of Branch 725 to conduct the election of the Officers
of Branch 725 is overseeing the printing, stuffing and mailing of ballots.

Candidates for President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Director of
Education and Director of Hospital and MBA were unopposed and elected by consent at the
September Union meeting.

Two (2) Candidates were nominated for Sargent of Arms.

Two (2) Candidates were nominated  Director of Retirees.

Six (6) Candidates were nominated for the Position of Trustee.

The election is being conducted by mail ballot in accordance with the NALC Constitution.

The Committee has reviewed and approved all nominations forms and has created the ballot for mailing.
Official election instructions will be included with all ballots mailed to eligible NALC members.

To be eligible to vote, a person must be a regular member of NALC and in good standing.

Ballots are currently being prepared, inserted and mailed.  All ballots are expected to be mailed by October
17, 2018.

If you are eligible to vote and do not receive a ballot by October 24, 2018 or if you have spoiled your ballot
you must notify the branch office to request a duplicate ballot.

Ballots must be received by 9:00 am on November 6, 2018 to be counted.  The counting of the ballots will
be counted November 6, 2018.

Nominees who will appear on the ballot (in the order that they will appear on the ballot) are:

SARGENT OF ARMS:
Tim Grover
Tommy Mullin

DIRECTOR OF RETIREES:
Gene Dolan
Andy Kearney

TRUSTEE:
John Schneider
Bill Mellon
Colleen Haynes
Miles Revis
Margaret Polite
Barb Kearney


The election committee, as appointed by President Rhonda Massari is made up of Belinda Tridente,
Shirley Hagner, Keith Bailey, and Steve Curry.
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December 3, 2018

2019 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles

Gerry Gallagher - Director Of Health Benefits and MBA

On October 12, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 premiums,
deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B
programs.

Click Here to see the News Release and charts!

2019 Drop Day Calendar

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1-1-2019

Happy New Year

Les Dillman - Vice President

I Would Like To Welcome The New Members To The Executive Board

President - Rhonda Massari, Vice President - Les Dillman, Director of Education - Joe Pease, Treasurer -
Eric Jackson, Financial Secretary - Beth Lloyd, Recording Secretary - Rick Murphy,  Director of Health
Benefits and MBA - Gerry Gallagher, Director of Retirees - Andy Kearney, Sergent At Arms - Tommy Mullen,
Trustees - Bill Mellon, Barb Kearney & Colleen Haynes

I am looking forward to working with our new Executive Board to represent this Branch and provide it with
the level of guidance and support it deserves.  You can count on all of us to be there when you
need us.  We are ONE in our hearts and minds in protecting your rights and being there to answer all your
questions and concerns.
Retiree Bob Zigmont at Independence
Mall Rally of Federal Employees that
want to go back to end the
Government shutdown and get back to
work and those working without pay.

Click Here For Video Of Rally