Welcome to our Flushing Letter Carriers
 NALC Branch 294 Website

NALC Br. 294 President Tony Paolillo



72nd National Convention in Honolulu Aug. 17-21, 2020


73rd National Convention in Chicago Aug. 8-12, 2022



2019 BRANCH 294 

January 1 - New Year's Day (Closed)
(Branch is closed Dec 31st & Jan 1st)
January 9th - Union Meeting/ Installation of Branch 294 Officers
January 21st - Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Closed)
January 29th - CCA Workshop and Seminar
February 11th - Union Meeting/Blood Drive
February 18th - President's Day (Closed)
March 13th - Union Meeting
April 10th - Union Meeting/Blood Drive/
Heroes' Night
May 7th - Branch Softball Season Opens
May 8th - Union Meeting
May 11th - Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive
May 27th - Memorial Day (Closed)
June 4th CCA Workshop/Seminar
June 12th - Union Meeting
June 30th to July 2nd - The 63rd Biennial Convention of New York State Association of Letter Carriers
July 7th - Branch Picnic (Alley Pond Park - Springfield & 76 Ave.)
July 4th - Independence Day (Closed)
July 10th - Union Meeting
August 14th - Union Meeting/Blood Drive/Heroes' Night
September 2th - Labor Day (Closed)
September 7th - New York City Labor Day Parade
September 11th - Union Meeting
October 9th - Union Meeting (Nominations for 2020, NALC - 72nd Biennial National Convention)
October 20th - Retirement Brunch
November 11th - Veteran's Day (Closed)
November 13th - Union Meeting ( Branch 294 Honors our Veterans)
November 28th - Thanksgiving Day (Closed)
December 1st - Children's Christmas Party
December 11 - Branch Holiday Party
December 25th - Christmas Day (Closed)


72nd National Convention in Honolulu Aug. 17-21, 2020

73rd National Convention in Chicago Aug. 8-12, 2022

All Meetings are at:
Knights of Columbus Hall (KoC)
Joyce Kilmer Council
35 - 79 160 Street in Flushing
just off of Northern Blvd.
 (Food and Beverages will be served)

Updated Oct 2019


Update on Contract Negotiations

NALC and management negotiators have reached the end of the 60-day mediation period following the Sept. 20 expiration of our National Agreement with USPS. The parties remain at impasse and are discussing the selection of a neutral arbitrator.

Although NALC will continue to bargain in good faith, we will not delay the interest arbitration process.

Under the law, both NALC and postal management will name one arbitrator and select a third neutral arbitrator to serve as the chair of the arbitration board. Both sides will present evidence and testimony to the arbitration board that will, following hearings, issue a final and binding decision on the contents of our next collective-bargaining agreement. While these impasse procedures are taking place, the terms of our 2016-19 National Agreement remain in effect.

Penalty Overtime Exclusion Period

As referenced in Article 8, Sections 4 and 5 of the USPS-NALC National Agreement, the December period (during which penalty overtime regulations are not applicable) consists of four consecutive service weeks.

This year, the December period begins Pay Period 25-19, Week 2 (Nov. 30, 2019) and ends Pay Period 01-20, Week 1 (Dec. 27, 2019).

2019 FEHB Open Season

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) officially announced the dates for the

2019 Federal Health Benefits Open Season

 which will run from Monday, November 11 through Monday, December 9, 2019.


If you have over 440 hours of your annual leave you need to use it by the end of the year. The USPS will not allow you to carry it over into 2020. Even better you can donated it to a needy carrier that can use it.

Oct. 16, 2019

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service today announced that Megan J. Brennan, Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring effective Jan. 31, 2020.

“Megan Brennan is a devoted public servant who has helped lead the United States Postal Service through some very challenging circumstances,” said Robert M. Duncan, Chairman of the Board of Governors. “The Governors greatly appreciate her leadership and devotion to the Postal Service.”

“Having begun her career as a letter carrier more than three decades ago, Megan has a fundamental understanding of the important role this organization plays in communities around the country and to our broader economy,” said Duncan. “She has been a strong advocate for postal employees and customers.  We especially appreciate her recent leadership of the Postal Service’s efforts to make significant changes to the international mail system, and level the playing field for American businesses.”

“In the months to come, the Governors will conduct a nationwide search for the 75th Postmaster General of the United States, while continuing to work with Postmaster General Brennan through a successful holiday season and a seamless transition in leadership,” Duncan added.

Brennan expressed her sincere gratitude to the men and women of the United States Postal Service. “I have had the privilege to work with you over the course of my 33-year career.  You embody the spirit of public service, you earn the trust of the American people every day, and you continually reinforce my reverence for this institution and my abiding belief in our mission.”  

Brennan is the 74th Postmaster General and first woman to serve in this role. Upon her retirement she will have served in the position for five years. Brennan previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of the Postal Service for four years, and held prior roles as Vice President of both Eastern Area and Northeast Area Operations. Brennan began her Postal Service career as a letter carrier in Lancaster, PA. 

As Postmaster General, Brennan advanced technology and customer-centric strategies to invest in the future of the Postal Service and to shape growth opportunities for the organization and the industries it serves. These strategies encompassed better use of data and technology, improved speed-to-market of product and service innovations, continuously improved processes throughout the organization, and fully engaged and leveraged the talents of the organization’s 635,000-employee workforce.

“When I was appointed Postmaster General, I made a commitment to the Board of Governors that I would serve for five years and it has been my absolute honor to do so,” said Brennan. “I feel a deep responsibility to this organization and to its future. The advance notice of my retirement will allow the Board adequate time to conduct an executive search, select the next Postmaster General, and ensure a seamless transition.”

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

I have posted the new Color-Coded Calendar for 2020 so copy, paste and share

  NALC files Lawsuit on Consolidated Casing Initiative

The NALC filed a lawsuit against the Postal Service in the federal district court in Washington D.C. The suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing its Consolidated Casing Initiative until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved. The grievance over consolidated casing is presently scheduled for arbitration in December. Further developments will be reported as they occur.

We are in Prime Vacation Time so CCAs that are on the job over 60 days can request a holdown on a Route but not a Float. If assigned to a Float by Management you are entitled to the higher pay so talk to your Shop Steward. CCAs and Unassigned Carriers can holdown long term too on Routes where the Regular will be out on an extended leave due to personal or medical issues. So you can use this form to put in a Holdown Request and give it in to Management but don't forget to make a copy for yourself and a Shop Steward.


President - Tony Paolillo
Vice President -  Harry Carney
Secretary - Keith Bates
Financial Secretary  - Ron Oree
Treasurer - Phil Khan
Assistant Secretary Treasurer - Gerry Tripp
Director of City Delivery - Michael Moore
Director of Retirees - Clara Sarmiento
Editor - Andy Fontanetta
Sergeant at Arms - Todd Akelson

Trustee - Victor Vicenty
Trustee - Ivelis Medina
Trustee - Raul Escudero

2019 Br. 294 Color Coded Calendar

Darkness, Safety and You






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.  

Please Note: This calendar may be different from other calendar color code patterns.
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.