WEST COAST FLORIDA LETTER CARRIERS
West Coast Florida Letter Carriers
2016-2019 Local Memorandums
California Wildfires take 65 Letter Carrier homes.
As announced at the 2018 NALC Convention in Detroit, the union has established the NALC Disaster Relief Foundation to alleviate the suffering of members affected by natural disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires.
The foundation was created to fill a need identified by many branches in the face of the disasters last year, including the wildfires that ravaged northern and southern California, as well as the hurricanes that swept through South Texas, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Florida Keys.
“Branches wanted to know where they could send desperately needed supplies and money, but there wasn’t a central location,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said. “That’s why we created this foundation, to reflect the will of the members and make it easy for them to help others in need quickly and efficiently.”
The foundation has been set up to function in two ways: by providing hands-on relief and by receiving donations as a means to offer financial grants.
More help is needed, It has been verified 65 employees in one California District have lost their homes. They have accounted for all but a few retirees but all active Carriers are accounted for.
To donate, contact:
NALC Disaster Relief Foundation
100 Indiana Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001-2144.
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NALC Disaster Relief Foundation
The mission of the CFC, established by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing Federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
NALC is directly involved in three such charities:
The Postal Employees’ Relief Fund (PERF, CFC No. 10268) provides financial support to postal employees whose homes are damaged or destroyed by natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. The charity is run by the four postal employee unions and three management organizations, whose members support PERF through voluntary donations. PERF grants money to homeowners and renters alike to help with deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses that insurance claims don’t cover, and to assist with replacement of lost property and temporary housing. Information and applications for PERF assistance can be found at postalrelief.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA, CFC No. 10561) is NALC’s only official charity. It is the world’s leading non-profit health organization sponsoring research into the causes of, and effective treatments for, neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants support about 150 research projects worldwide, as well as camps and activities for children who have one of these diseases. For more information, go to mdausa.org.
CFC makes it easy for all federal employees to donate online and giving federal retirees an easy option for donating through deductions from their annuities. To donate online, an employee needs to register an account by following the link below
Panama City Relief Efforts
"Don't privatize the Postal Service"was the message conveyed by thousands of letter carriers and other postal employees across the country on Monday, October 8, as active and retired NALC and other postal union members in more than 200 cities joined allies from the labor and business communities along with local residents to draw attention to the threat of privatization of the U.S. Postal Service. Locally, more than a hundred Letter Carriers from the Branch along with the Florida Rural Letter Carriers and American Postal Workers took over the Tyrone Blvd. and 66th Street Intersection. For more information please watch NALC.org
Seven (7) days after Hurricane Michael roared through the Florida Panhandle, Branch 1477 President Joe Henschen, Second VP Tom Phillips and Branch 2008 President Al Friedman gathered the items donated from Bay area NALC Branches: 1477, 2008, 599 and the Rural Carriers Association. Those items were loaded on a truck along with $4300.00 of items purchased from Costco and drove to Panama City to help the Carriers so hard hit by the storm. It was a sobering experience to see the devastation of the area. It was the dedication and spirit of the carriers, many with tarps on their own roofs but they were back out on their routes. That is what I will remember the longest.
- Joe Henschen
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USPS: 2018 Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period
Posted on October 11, 2018 by Postal Mag
10/11/18 As referenced in Article 8, sections 4 and 5, of the USPS-NALC and USPS-APWU national agreements, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of 4 consecutive service weeks.
This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-18, Week 2 (December 1, 2018) and ends Pay Period 01-19, Week 1 (December 28, 2018).
— Labor Relations Policies and Programs,
Labor Relations, 10-11-18.
NALC Bulletin's can be found on the NALC board in each office.
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Recently Converted, here is some useful information about Career Orientation, the Overtime Desired List
2019 Training/Event Dates
NALC Committee of Presidents Meeting, Schenectady, NY
FSALC State Convention
St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton Bayfront, August 1-3, 2019
Steward Training Links and Information