Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the June 2020 Postal Record
Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Vice- President & Scribe
I take my hat off to the most loyal, dependable and prideful employees in the world. Yes, you letter
carriers. What you displayed this past to the world and your customers is
Thanks to Branch 725 President Les Dillman, this branch has steadied the ship in the most trying time.
Les answered your questions and endured both day/night telecons.
And if you think those rules were confusing, then ask Les. He might say yes, but he worked through the
initial stages of the pandemic seamlessly.
Also, the stewards did a fantastic job through this trying time. You exhibited leadership that is to be
applauded. It's not easy to relay the unpleasant that we had to
disseminate. When we talk about heroes, you are among the elite.
Let's be honest, at any time were you scared? I was. But we show the way, not show fear. I saw no fear
in my brethren. What people showed were intellectual choices.
So many of us support people and family members who have compromising health issues that we had to
make choices that place us out of work. I salute you! This issue is
no joke. Death is final.
But through it all, stewards (including myself) had to endure more discipline that was place on carriers.
Some offices had less awareness for the pandemic. They still
practiced their bu@*$^it!
So, among enduring the travails of life, carriers had to endure the travails of the Postal Service. For that,
you are to be applauded. Because we all know what that means.
That's why this executive board serves you. We have been and will be there for you until the end.
Let's use this as a steppingstone rather than a boulder!
You held this country together!
Eric Jackson, Branch 725
|NALC Branch 725 S.E. PA Merged
617 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
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Next Meeting To Be Announced
June 3, 2020 Meeting has been cancelled
due to virus concerns
NALC Branch 725 Union Hall
617 W. MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
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The President's Report
May 28, 2020
Scholarship Deadline Extended
The deadline for the Branch 725 Scholarship applications has been extended another 60 days until August
15th. If you don't have everything you need please just send in what you have with a note explaining what
is missing and why. We understand there are issues getting some of the items right now and that is why
we have decided to extend the deadline.
May 22. 2020
Have A Happy Memorial Day Weekend
On behalf of the Executive Board I would like to wish all of our members and their families a happy
Memorial Day weekend. These are weird times we are going through right now and I know a lot of you
have been waiting for it to end and we can all go back to normal. Please realize we are not out of the
woods yet and be careful. Especially if you plan on being anywhere or doing anything with groups of
people. Stay safe.
May 20, 2020
Message From State President Paul Rozzi
Brothers and Sisters I received this message from our State Association President Paul Rozzi. Please do
all you can to encourage everyone to get our message to Congress so the Postal Service gets the funds it
needs to survive. This is a real threat.
ALERT urge congress to include USPS in next round
Good morning all,
I hope this email finds you healthy and doing as well as can be expected under the current set of
circumstances. I wanted to thank those of you that started contacting congress early and have continued
to do so. I reviewed the data and saw many of your names listed as having made those contacts. I
expected to see most of those names listed. I was however, dismayed at the names that were missing. I
do not understand why all letter carriers wouldn't be willing to do their part, especially the leaders. The
demise of the Postal Service and our jobs hang in the balance. The public has a stake in this but we can't
expect them to act unless we lead the way. Likewise, as NALC leaders we shouldn't expect our members
to act unless we lead the way. Some 300 letter carriers attended the Region 12 WEBeX meeting last week
and there seems to be a bit of a surge in contacts made. This is good news but we need more for this to
work. Please do all you can to encourage contacts made through the NALC app and by any other means.
As you have been made aware encouraging coworkers to participate in this process is not a Hatch Act
violation. The Postal Service is not at fault in any way for the current situation. Covid-19 and it's affects
have been devastating to the economy and the USPS, but this crisis is being used to bring about its
demise. We can win this if we take action. Thank you all in advance.
Let's get this done.
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May 12, 2020
A Message From Our Director Of Education
Thank you all for representing our members through an extremely difficult time. We are available for any
shop steward training or information that you may need. We can adjust to these challenging times.
The Pennsylvania Primary has been postponed until June 2nd. This primary election will mark the first
time that Pennsylvania voters have the option of casting their ballots by mail. You do not have to provide
a reason as you would with an absentee ballot.
If you would like to vote by mail for the June 2nd primary, your completed application must be received in
your county office by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2020. You must be a registered voter to submit an application to
vote by mail.
We do not know what life will look like on June 2nd. Pennsylvania stay at home orders have been
extended until June 4th for our area. If you have not submitted an application for a mail in ballot, please do
so as soon as possible.
This is the link to check your voter registration status.
This link will allow you to apply for the mail in ballot.
Please remember that we cannot talk politics while on the clock or in uniform.
Thanks again for all that you do,
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April 22, 2020
Political Liaison - Belinda Tridente
Friends this might be the most critical time in the history of the US Postal Service!
The NALC is asking you to call-write-email your US House Representative and US Senators. Implore them
to provide the US Postal Service with full funding in the next
economic stimulus bill.
Unfortunately, without full funding, this pandemic crisis may well cause the USPS to run out of the
resources that are necessary for us to provide universal service to every
home and business in America and our territories.
We are faithfully delivering critical items including medications and checks throughout this pandemic.
Please help us get through this rough time. Have your family and friends call-write-email their US House
Representative and US Senators too!
Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
1535 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Senator Bob Casey
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
NALC Political Liaison
May 29, 2020
Retirement - Matt Heavens - Media Office
Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees
I had the pleasure of witnessing Matt Heavens being acknowledged for his 41 years 11 months of service
to the Media Post Office. Many people bared witness to the dedication Matt had not only to his job and
coworkers but the community he served as well. Matt is a throw back Mailman. His concern for his
customers and the level of service they received was always his top priority. Gerry Gallagher called him
the unofficial Mayor of Media. He will be sorely missed.