Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the September 2019 Postal Record

Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Scribe

Bye bye summer! Your dedication is applauded. This summer recorded two of the hottest months
recorded in history. But letter carriers always endure. That is why our branch is working harder than ever
for the membership. Imagine this; during the aforementioned heat of the summer postal management has
quietly declared war against us. The numbers don’t lie. Everyone sees all the driver observations, write
ups for expansion of street time, etc.

Imagine this; you give us floor talks about hydration and the negative effects of heat exhaustion/stroke.
But then when we work safely, you write us up knowing very well that the discipline is not for merit. We
obviously will need more comfort stops from drinking fluids. Ironically, comfort stops are also meant to
serve us to get our body temperature down in the event of heat issues. I personally know of many carriers
who had to go to the hospital and miss days of work because we ignored our heat related symptoms. But
the crime by management is that they talk out both sides of their mouth when they tell us to be safe, but
carriers hear that others are being disciplined. And don’t forget, they only “care” when a carrier dies on the
job. This latest “concern” is a result of another letter carrier’s death.

We must do better regarding attendance. The district is very hot on this issue. And frankly speaking, we
have not done well. We are losing jobs due to our unscheduled absences. There is a point where us
calling out sick (be it for a legitimate reason or not) will result in removal. So please be careful. Attendance,
and those damn earbuds will be the death of us if we don’t be more careful.

We are proud letter carriers!

#LetsMakeOurForfathersProud

Eric Jackson, Branch 725
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October 2, 2019
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April 10, 2019

Branch 725 Shop Steward Training
Tuesday May 7, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Director Of Education - Joe Pease

All Shop Stewards are encouraged to attend this training session that will focus on the Dispute Resolution
Process. (DRP)  We will have a sign-up sheet at our next meeting on May 1, 2019.  Please let me know by
email or text if you can attend this training class. Stewards can also contact President Rhonda Massari @
610-461-8333 or Joe Pease @ 610-724-2144.
I would like to thank you all for taking on the job of NALC Shop Steward.  We all appreciate the effort and
the dedication it takes to represent your brothers and sisters.  The Shop Steward’s job is difficult and
demanding, this training will aid you in understanding the Dispute resolution Process.
The focus on this training will start with a recap of our February training and carry into the Formal A
Meeting of the DRP.  This class will be designed to answer any questions or concerns that our Shop
Stewards have regarding the grievance process.
I look forward to seeing you on May 7th.

Thank you.
Joe Pease

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


August 30, 2019

Retirements - Upper Darby Office

















Celebrating the retirements of Bill Staiber,Jay Staiber and Carl Washington of the Upper Darby Post Office,
was highlighted by the love and affection shown toward these three long time Letter Carriers. The
celebration was filled with well wishes and kind words by all, but most notability by Dan Staiber, brother of
Bill and Jay. The event was filled with laughter and some tears. It was truly an honor to celebrate with the
employees of the Upper Darby Post Office.  The District Manager Judy Herrick,  POOM Danielle Candelora
along with former Postmaster  Joe Sheehan were present to share in the celebration.  Former NALC
Branch 725 President Jim McCullough, and Stewards past and present, Steve Grassi, Karen McPoyle and
Ellen Tarasca helped with the presentation of the NALC watch.  The watch is given as a token of  
appreciation for many years of Union membership. Please join me in Congratulating Bill, Jay
and Carl on their retirement and in wishing them a very Long, Happy, and Healthy retirement.

Photos left to right

Bill Staiber, Jay Staiber, Carl Washington

Retired Postal Workers Bill,Jay and Carl
Goodbye Tension...
Hello Pension!!!

Not only did Jay retire today, he was presented with a Million Mile Award highlighting more than 30 years of
accident free Driving. Congratulations Jay!  So
proud of your accomplishment!


July 24, 2019

Action Needed


Please phone your member of congress TODAY and ask them to COSPONSOR HR 2382 and
repeal the Prefunding Mandate.  

You can do so by dialing
202-224-3121 and ask for your congressperson by name.  

This is vital.


July 3, 2019

Million Mile Awards - West Chester Office













Congratulations to the Million Mile award winners in the West Chester Post Office.  It truly is a great
accomplishment to go 30 years without a motor vehicle accident!  Thank you all for setting the example of
safe driving! Your commitment to safety is second to none.  
Pictured:  West Chester group picture. Award winners left to right, District manager Judy Herrick,
Postmaster Brent Hefton, Rural Carrier Jimmy Small, NALC Letter Carriers Les Dillman, Martin Hollis, and
Louis Santos, with West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin.

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.
Philly Columbus Day Rally

February 5, 2019

Health Assessment

Gerry Gallagher - Health Plan Director


Don't forget as a member of the NALC Health Benefit Plan you should take the Health Assessment
questionnaire it only takes about 10 minutes click on the link below

https://www.nalchbp.org/high-option-plan/member-resources/health-risk-assessment

2019 Drop Day Calendar

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Lansdowne / Springfield Office
Mike Fynes Million Mile Award

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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



September 18, 2019

Route Adjustment Training

Andy Kearney - Webmaster


































I
n a continuing effort to ensure our members are prepared for the Route Adjustment walks we have offered
workshops to the Offices targeted for those walks.  Those that have attended the workshops have done
far better on their walks then those that have chose not to.  We encourage everyone to attend them.  This
last workshop was attended by Carriers from Ardmore, Havertown and Sharon Hill Offices.  Take the time
to get trained on what you need to do to protect your Routes and your jobs.

Chester Mail Carrier Larry Elliot's
Final Salute