Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the August 2020 Postal Record

Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Vice- President & Scribe


Imagine this: A pandemic hits the world suddenly and the whole country goes into lock-down mode with
only essential-service employees going to and from work with a
paper verifying that they are indeed allowed to be on the streets coming to and from work.  The employees
are lauded as heroes because they are putting their lives and
their families' lives at risk.  As time goes by, more and more of these dedicated workers still come to work
and most work more to make up for those who are not at work.

Then suddenly (as if overnight the virus went away), management goes back to their same old tactics.  The
only thing is, people are still testing positive for the virus weekly.  
President Les Dillman will tell you that most of his calls are still COVID-19 related.  That is, until these
management fools turn up their discipline on us.  Please stay focused
and vigilant.  Your health is more important than any games that these weak-minded supervisors may play.

With all that is going on, let us keep our eye on the prize.  Please continue to write/email your members of
Congress.  Through these challenging times, NALC has come
through with flying colors, and we all owe a debt of gratitude to President Dillman.  He has exhibited
patient leadership with a steady hand.  And kudos also go out to the
executive board and the shop stewards.  But what I am most proud of is our membership.  Together we
have endured.  But we are all smart enough to know what comes
next.  They will bring the noise, but we will bring the funk!  We are the ones out there pounding these
streets!  And without us, this company is nothing.

Eric Jackson, Branch 725
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August 11, 2020

Cancellations

We have decided to cancel the September General Meeting that was scheduled for September 2, 2020 and
the Retirees Luncheon that was to be scheduled in October 2020.  The limit to people allowed in group
meetings is small right now so for the safety of our members we feel this is the best course of action.  If you
have any issues that you need addressed please call the Union Office.  Without these meetings that is the
only way we can address your problems and needs.  You are our eyes and ears out there.   Stay safe out
there.



August 3, 2020

Updated Information


This is the latest information I received from the BA. President Rolando and EVP Renfroe ask that letter
carriers keep their opinions about our current problems in house. At this time, they do not agree with the
methods being used by our sister Unions to report the current state of affairs. We are not participating in
their current protests. If things develop that change our position I will contact you.

Keep in mind that carriers are being disciplined for spreading opinions via customer conversations.Im
being asked to tell our members to refrain from conversations that would speak against the USPS. Also,
please do not contact political leaders. Our state President is doing his due diligence in advocating our
position to Capitol Hill.

As far as the SUTs and other postings that you have been subjected to, they were not issued by USPS
Headquarters. They were developed by some Districts who decided to create their own interpretation of a
meeting they had with the PMG.

Mail being delayed is a USPS effort to find out where problems exist in processing and transportation. The
Board of Governors currently agree with this study. USPS officials are looking into significant delays and
are requesting that the Districts explain why they choose to take their extreme measures. The  NALC has
developed a tracking sheet to  report SIGNIFICANT DELAY OF MAIL. SIGNIFICANT means: failed delivery of
entire routes,delay of DPS, carrying DPS in a third bundle. When these things happen in your office please
contact me ASAP. Let me know how many routes are in your office, what was delayed/not delivered, and
why was it delayed.


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You may have had this stand up talk today but wanted to post it in case you didn't.  I will pass on any
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May 12, 2020

A Message From Our Director Of Education

Joe Pease

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.
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

This link will allow you to apply for the mail in ballot.
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin

Please remember that we cannot talk politics while on the clock or in uniform.

Thanks again for all that you do,
Joe Pease
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April 22, 2020

Action Needed

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
(202)225-2011

Senator Bob Casey
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-6324

Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-4254

In solidarity
Belinda Tridente
NALC Political Liaison

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June 19, 2020

Food Drive

Barb Kearney - Food Drive Coordinator

The 27th Annual Food Drive is currently on hold due to Covid-19 Pandemic since we are unable to safely
collect food.

With the uncertainty of when it can be rescheduled the food pantries are still in dire need of donations.

In the interim we have some food pantries listed below that donations can be made to directly.

Please donate what you can.

Region 12 - Branch 725

501cs-Church
Aldan Union Church
7 E. Providence Road
Aldan, Pa.  19018
Contact name - Linda Weiler
610-259-8010

23-6001418
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
703 Lincoln Ave.
Prospect Park, Pa.  19076
Contact name - Kevin
610-532-9000
Kohn51@aol.com

23-1352427
First Presbyterian
140 N. Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, Pa.  19050
Contact name - Nancy Timothy
610-622-0800
Nancy.Holt@rcn.com

13-5562351
The Salvation Army
101 East Market Street
West Chester, Pa.  19382
Contact name - Captain Maria Corraliza
610-696-8746
maria.corraliza@use.salvationarmy.org

Thank you for your generousity during this difficult time.