Welcome to our Flushing Letter Carriers NALC Branch 294 website


Welcome Brothers and Sisters to the Home of the National Association of Letter Carriers Flushing Branch 294,

   This website provides our members with the latest News, Membership Information, Resources and Upcoming Events. Keeping abreast of current developments that concern our livelihoods, knowing your rights and being proactive is paramount to a strong Union that only through Solidarity can preserve the rights and benefits we fought so hard to attain.

                                                                   United We Stand,
                                                         Branch President Tony Paolillo

Flushing Letter Carriers – Branch 294
Blood Drive

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
3:30pm – 8:00pm
K of C Joyce Kilmer Hall 35-79 160th Street, Flushing

We need your help!  
Your donation will help to save up to THREE lives. Our community hospitals need your help.  Please share this lifesaving gift!  
Thank You for Caring!

Eligibility Criteria:Bring ID with signature or photo.     
Minimum weight 110 lbs.
Eat well (low fat) & drink fluids
No tattoos for past 12 months·    Age 16 – 75 (16 year olds must have parental permission. Age 76 and over need doctor’s note)

For questions concerning medical eligibility call 1-800-688-0900 www.nybc.org.
For more information please call Tony Paolillo 718-264-8494 

Winter Storm Juno Cancels Record Number of Blood Drives, More than 3,000 Units Lost This Week
January 27, 2015, New York, NY – New York Blood Center (NYBC) is urgently asking blood donors to roll up their sleeves and help rebuild our community’s blood supply. While winter storm Juno may have caused more panic than actual snowfall, shutdowns in roadways and public transportation led to a mass cancelation of blood drives across our region between Monday and Thursday as we prepared for the storm and its aftermath. NYBC estimates 3,000 scheduled donations have been lost – the largest single loss since Superstorm Sandy.
With nearly 2,000 donations needed each day in New York and New Jersey alone, it is crucial for donors to set aside an hour to donate. Those with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as their blood can be used in emergencies. About one in seven hospital admissions requires a blood transfusion, and with a limited shelf life, supplies must be continually replenished.
“There are zero blood drives today, and our donors centers are closed – which is an anomaly,” said Andrea Cefarelli, Executive Director of Donor Recruitment at NYBC. “We urge everyone to schedule a blood or platelet donation soon by calling us or visiting our website. Now is the time to make a difference.”
“Thankfully, we were able to anticipate the blood drive cancelations, and our hospital partners have received the life-saving supplies they needed for the worst parts of the storm – Monday and Tuesday,” said Rob Purvis, NYBC Vice President of Customer Service. “However, it is essential that donors come together in order to raise our levels back to pre-storm so that we can continue supplying the hospitals that serve our communities.”
To donate blood or platelets or for information on how to organize a blood drive, please call (800) 933-BLOOD (2566) or visit us online at nybloodcenter.org.
The entire donation process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Blood donors will receive a free mini-medical exam on site including information about their temperature, blood pressure, pulse and hematocrit level. Eligible donors include those people at least age 16 (parental consent required for 16-year-olds), who weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, are in good health and meet all Food & Drug Administration and NY State Department of Health donor criteria. People 76 or over may donate if they have a doctor's note on file with New York Blood Center or if they bring one on the day of the blood drive.
About New York Blood Center (NYBC)
Now more than 50 years old, New York Blood Center (NYBC) is one of the largest independent, community-based blood centers in the country. Each year, NYBC provides approximately one million blood products to nearly 200 hospitals in the Northeast. NYBC also provides a wide array of transfusion-related medical services. NYBC is also home to the world’s largest public cord blood bank, which provides stem cells for transplant in many countries, and a renowned research institute, which – among other milestones – developed the Hepatitis B vaccine and innovative blood purification technology. Website:  www.nybloodcenter.org
Contact: Victoria O’Neill, PRCG | Haggerty, voneill@prcg.com, (212) 683-8100

To All Our Local Union Brothers and Sisters

   We are collecting City Carrier: uniforms, hats, coat, rain gear etc. to help our fellow brothers and sisters. Kindly contact our Union Branch and bring these items in to us. Also contact our branch especially the CCAs for any items you may need.
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The Winter is upon us once again and we all must work safe to endure.

Click on the picture above to OSHA's guideline to a safe work environment this Winter as well as our other links.

Remember to drive safe and obey all traffic rules in inclement weather.


Contact Us:

Flushing Letter Carriers

NALC Br. 294 Room 209

61-34 188 Street

Fresh Meadows, N.Y 11365

Office (718) 264-8494 or (718) 264-8495

FAX (718) 294 - 8498

Knights of Columbus

35-79 160th Street

Flushing, N.Y. 11358
(718) 359-9787

Our monthly NALC Br.294 meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month at the Knights of Columbus in Flushing. The Union meeting will start with the Shop Steward meeting at 5PM followed by the General Meeting at 6PM. Food and beverages will be served.  

New Colored Coded Calendar for 2015
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Please Note: This calendar may be different from other calendar color code patterns.

Need to get your 1st Vacation pick in by Dec 31. If you need a PS 1547 Vacation Period Selection form here is a link for you.