Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the October 2016 Postal Record
Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Scribe

FAMILY! Universally, everyone knows what that means. And, every Union in the world is just that (one big
family). We have the same purpose. Unfortunately, our family recently lost two of our beloved members.
Brothers Bob Dunn and Primo Mastrocola passed away. Bob Dunn was a past Shop Steward in Kennett
Square. Primo Mastrocola served this great Union up until his term as Financial Secretary ended this past
January. He actually called me from the hospital, months before his death, to make sure I received his
work. Our blessings and condolences go out to the families of not only these brothers but all our fallen
members. What some people don’t understand, is that most union officials only know one way. While no
one is perfect, most of us only know to help our people. To argue, fuss, and fight for OUR PEOPLE. In my
opinion, it is rare to find a totally selfish union official. It’s not something you choose. We get it from
management AND our members. The reality is, that just by being there, we cause management to pause.
We are often not called by our names. We are called “the Union”. It’s like we are supposed to take offense
to that term. We wear our righteous plight proud! It’s that same intent that right-winged politicians call
people to the left, “liberals”.  I really would hope that we would all lean on one another to build on our
knowledge base as it pertains to the contract. Our rights are our essence. Please take time to ask
questions to your union brethren. Together we have and always will move mountains. Standing alone, we
are nothing! So, while management will always do what they do, our secret weapon is UNITY and
Stay focused, stay strong!
Eric Jackson, Branch 725    
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NALC Branch 725 S.E. PA Merged
617 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA  19033

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Oct 5, 2016
8:00 PM
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August 23, 2016

2016 NALC 70th Biannual Convention
Director Of Education
Joe Pease

Solidarity in Action was the theme for our 2016 NALC National Convention in Los Angeles Ca. last week.  It
was a great honor for me to be among the nearly 5,500 delegates gathered at the Los Angeles Convention
Center.  The convention week started with a major outdoor meet and greet outside of the convention
center on Sunday night.  There was plenty of food, drink and games as the delegates and their families had
an opportunity to say hello.  On Monday morning NALC President Fred Rolando asked the delegates to
look around the hall during his keynote address. ““Every union is like a family,” he said.”  “Families often
have disagreements.  We may disagree with each other from time to time, but we are one.  We are family.  
We are a Union.  We are the NALC.  “While the NALC has real adversaries in postal management, in
Congress and in the media” he said, “you have no enemies in here.”  “The President said that one of his
goals is to take this convention’s theme- “Solidarity in Action”- and use it to develop ways to improve the
lives of America’s Letter Carriers.”  President Rolando’s keynote address was the beginning of a fantastic
week for all of the delegates to come together as one united family.  The week was filled with a diverse
group of speakers such as members of Congress State Rep Maxine Waters (D-CA), Loretta Sanchez (D-
CA), Judy Chen (D-CA) and David Joyce (R-OH).  There were more speeches by key Union leaders such as
Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers
Association, Mark Dimondstein, President of the APWU, and others including Chrystine Neff of the United
Food and Commercial Workers Int’l and UNI Global Union Secretary Phillip Jennings which represents
employees in 150 countries and other international organizations including the NALC.  There were many
other speakers all united with the NALC in our quest to represent and stand with all of our Sisters and
Brothers of the NALC.

I feel an enormous sense of pride while standing shoulder to shoulder with my Brothers and Sisters of the
NALC.  The NALC does an excellent job in providing education as well as historical information of our
great Union.  The classes and workshops are the backbone as to why we are able to stay united and
continue the fight for the strongest Postal Service possible.  The diversity of workshops and classes range
from City Delivery, Contract Administration Unit, OWCP, negotiating techniques, retirement, Thrift Savings
Plan, Dignity and Respect and many more.  NALC Officers and staff along with outside experts, present
more than 40 workshops over the convention week.  There is always so much to learn and the NALC
provides the resources for all of the delegates to be educated which allows us to pass the information on
to all the members.  There is also a new app available for IPhone and Android phones so that we can have
all necessary information at our fingertips.

There is so much emotion swirling around the convention hall as the speeches are made and the business
of the convention is conducted.  There are videos of heroic carriers and also the history of our great
Union.  We had an opportunity to salute Executive Vice President Timothy O’Malley a fond farewell as he
announced his retirement from the Executive Board.  We also saw a glimpse of the future when Allentown,
PA Branch 274 Letter Carrier Jason Nelson, a former CCA and Marine Corps Veteran gave a powerful
speech about the sense of brotherhood and comradery he felt as being part of this convention.
Brothers and Sisters we are all a key ingredient as to why the NALC is one of the strongest Unions in
America.  We can feel a great sense of pride in knowing that if one of us falls, there will be one of us to pick
you up.  Thank you to Branch 725 for affording me the opportunity to serve as a delegate to the 2016 NALC
National Convention.

Joe Pease,
Branch 725

October 1, 2016

Legislative Update From National

Andy Kearney
Political Liaison

Door delivery resolution gains House majority—don’t let up

This week, House Resolution 28, a bill supporting the preservation of door delivery service, reached a
milestone: a bipartisan majority of representatives are co-sponsors. But letter carriers’ work is far from

Click here to read more.

Rolando urges letter carriers: Verify voter registration, vote early

With this important election coming up soon and with early voting beginning in many places, NALC
President Fredric Rolando urges letter carriers to make sure they’re registered to vote and to turn out to
vote as soon as possible.

Click here to read more.

Prepare for Election Day

Important elections are quickly approaching, and several states have updated their voting laws since the
last election. Make sure your prepared.

Click here to read more.

Congress departs DC until after elections

Congress adjourned after avoiding a government shutdown and passing a short-term spending bill. Both
chambers will remain in recess for six weeks and return after Election Day.

Click here to read more.
Colorado mail carrier nearly swept
away by flash flood water
PMG thanks employees for
recent successes

The President's Report
Rhonda Massari

October 1, 2016

Last Punch Member
Nick Citrone

Springfield / Lansdowne Office

Work In Progress

Congrats to Nick Citrone and wishes for a long and happy retirement!

Work in Progress

Septmeber 14, 2016

Work in the new Union Hall is proceeding on schedule and we will be done with all the improvements to
have our October 5,2016 and all future monthly meetings in our very own Union Hall!

July 27, 2016


The PA State Convention will be held on October 27-29, 2016 in State College PA.  Any delegate wishing to
attend should call the Union office at 610-461-8333 to notify us of your commitment to attend.    If you have
any question or comments, please call the office.

Thank You!

Rhonda Massari
April 19, 2016

Director of Route Inspection: Les Dillman
Vice President Branch 725


I thought we were done with the fss adjustments but here we go again. I want to remind everyone that fss is
a management program and not endorsed by the NALC.  The review process however is.  How fss has
worked in the past is management would select a period and add up all of your case able flats and come up
with a percentage that was going to be placed on the machine. They would then make adjustments in the
offices off of these numbers. After 60 days you would review the office and if changes were need they
would be made at this time. This time around management will implement fss with no changes being made
and in 30 days review the office. If changes are required they will be made at this time. Once the changes
are made and implemented than your 60 day
review will begin.


We are finishing up our reviews in our last couple of offices. Once again CDRAPP was very good for our
letter carriers in our district. Newtown Square originally was receiving one full time route and a aux.
Through the review it was determined that the aux will now become a full time position and this would also
create another Q2 position. Hats off to the letter carriers in Wayne they did a nice job during their review
period maintaining their street time. We will be doing some minor changes to territory in Wayne.
Branch 725 Newsletter
Andy Kearney

October 14, 2016

Campaign 2016

Branch President Rhonda Massari along with Director of Education Joe Pease and Treasurer Eric
Jackson assisted Philly Branch 157 on Columbus Day in going door to door to Union households to
encourage these members to vote for Hillary Clinton and other candidates we need to protect good Union
jobs.  Two days later at our Branch office we were joined by members of the Lansdowne and Norristown
branches in a phone bank reaching out to even more Union members to help get that message out.  
Thanks to all of those who took the time to protect what too many take for granted.  They say you never
know what you have until you lose it.  Let us hope that because of the efforts by people like you that will
never happen to our jobs.

Andy Kearney
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‘Grand Alliance’ Video
Thieves target mail for gift cards
Neighbor scams entire
neighborhood by stealing mail
‘My Heroes’: Solana Beach Man
Reunites With Postal Workers Who
Saved His Life
PA Online Voter Registration

November 5, 2016

Health Plan Update

Gerry Gallagher
Health Plan Director

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