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



2020 NALC Br. 294
Calendar of Events

Jan 1, 2020 - New Years Day (Office Closed)
Jan 8, 2020 - Union Meeting
Jan. 20, 2020 Martin Luther King Day
(Office Closed)
Feb 12, 2020 - Union Meeting
(Blood Drive/ Heroes' Night)
Feb 17, 2020 - President's Day (Office Closed)
March 11, 2020 - Union Meeting
(50th Anniversary of The Great Postal Strike)
April 15, 2020 - Union Meeting
(Blood Drive/Heroes' Night)
May 9, 2020 Stop the Hunger Food Drive
Has Been Postponed
May 12, 2020 - Branch Softball League Opens
Has Been Postponed
May 13, 2020 - Union Meeting
May 25, 2020 - Memorial Day (Office Closed)
 June 10, 2020 - Union Meeting
June 28, 2020 - Branch Picnic
(Alley Pond Park - Springfield & 76 Ave)
July 4, 2020 - Independence Day
(Office Closed)
July 8, 2020 - Union Meeting
Aug 12, 2020 - Union Meeting
(Blood Drive/Heroes' Hero)
Aug 17 -21, 2020 - NALC 72nd
Biennial Convention
Sept 7, 2020 - Labor Day (Office Closed)
Sept 9, 2020 - Union Meeting
Sept 12, 2020 - NYC Labor Day Parade
Oct 12, 2020 - Columbus Day (Office Closed)
Oct 14, 2020 - Union Meeting
Nominations for 2021 NYSALC
64th Biennal Convention
Oct 18, 2020 - NALC Branch 294's
Annual Retirement Branch
Nov 10, 2020 - Union Meeting
(Branch 294 Honors our Veterans)
Nov 11, 2020 -  Veteran's Day (Office Closed)
Nov 26, 2020 - Thanksgiving Day (Ofice Closed)
Dec 6, 2020 - Children's Christmas Party
Dec 9, 2020 - Branch Holiday Party 
(Union Meeting)
Dec 25, 2020 - Christmas Day (Office Closed)


Nov 10, 2020 Union Meeting


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 March 2020


April 03, 2020
Manhattan letter carrier passed away

63-year-old letter carrier Frank Leong, a member of Branch 36 in New York City, passed away recently from complications related to COVID-19. Brother Leong was a 25-year letter carrier who worked at Church Street Station in Manhattan. NALC mourns with Brother Leong’s family, friends, coworkers and members of Branch 36.

NALC President Fredric Rolando said " We mourn the loss of Brother Leong and send our deepest sympathies and heartfelt thoughts and prayers to his loved ones.“

April 03, 2020
Statement from NALC President Fredric V. Rolando on the COVID-19 pandemic

President Fredric V. Rolando has issued his latest statement to letter carriers covering several evolving issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement may be viewed here.

An audio version of the statement is also available on NALC's podcast feed on Podbean.com. You may listen here.

As a reminder, in addition to contacting your shop steward, branch officer or NBA, NALC has a new email address for members to ask any questions or provide information about the COVID-19 pandemic: COVID19@nalc.org. When sending your email, please be sure to include your name and NALC branch number to expedite getting information to you.

Letter Carrier's Food Drive

Due to the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19  the Letter Carrier's Food Drive has been postponed.

Flushing Letter Carriers Branch 294

Softball League

Has been postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus

Local Taxes IT-2104 needs to be filed with the USPS by all Employees in Local Tax Code Area otherwise nothing will be taken out so check your records

Any Questions call Accounting Help Desk (866)974-2733

United States Census 2020 We All Still Need to Do

As mail carriers we all just had that wonder joy delivering all the United States Census 2020 mailing especially those blue paper thin cards we got paper cuts on. The 2020 Census counts every person living in the United States and five U.S. territories. In mid-March, homes across the country began receiving invitations to complete the 2020 Census. Once the invitation arrives, you should respond for your home in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. Yet even as we secure the basic safety of our homes and communities, we must not forget the important, once-a-decade 2020 U.S. Census currently underway. The information collected by this nationwide counting effort will shape public spending, research and decision-making for the next 10 years, from federal education, health and infrastructure allocations to the number of seats each state occupies in the House of Representatives. An accurate census count ensures that communities have the resources they need to respond to emergencies like with COVID-19 and thrive in less turbulent times too.
News & information
January 23, 2020 - In all offices, CCAs who have at least 30 months of relative standing on February 15th to be converted to career status

NALC and USPS have settled a national-level grievance regarding non-compliance with the contractual caps on the employment of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs). This settlement (M-01906) provides that all city carrier assistants in any size office with 30 months of relative standing on February 15, 2020, will be converted to career status within 60 days from the signing of the agreement on January 22, 2020. CCAs meeting this criteria in 200-workyear offices or larger will be converted to full-time regular, and CCAs meeting this criteria in all other offices will be converted to part-time flexible.

Select districts will make conversions to career status in addition to those described above.  The districts where these conversions will take place and the number of months of relative standing to be used are identified in the settlement.  The criteria for these additional conversions will otherwise be the same. All CCAs converted to career status in accordance with this settlement will be converted within their current installation.

NALC projects this settlement will result in almost 4,800 CCA conversions to career status, including approximately 3,000 conversions to part-time flexible in smaller offices.

Flushing Letter Carriers Branch 294

Softball League

Has been postponed due to the outbreak of Coronavirus

Repeal Letter for Prefunding Mandate Sent to Washington

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.


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

2020 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.