Welcome to our Flushing Letter Carriers
NALC Branch 294 Website
NALC Branch 294 Website
NALC Br. 294 President Tony Paolillo
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
To protect principles of seniority, the parties agree to a conversion date of May 8, 2021, for CCAs with 24 months of relative standing on March 8, 2021 and those that reach 24 months of relative standing after March 8, 2021, but on or before April 9, 2021.
COVID-19 Awareness and PreventWe are not out of the woods yet
FUTURE NATIONAL CONVENTIONS
73rd National Convention in Chicago Aug. 8-12, 2022
Today, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs (HSGAC) advanced the nominations of Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds and Ronald Stroman to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors (BOG) and Kiran Ahuja to be Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The nominees testified before the committee last week (read more here) and received the support of all Democratic Committee members. Hajjar, Reynolds and Stroman all received support from HSGAC Ranking Member Rob Portman (R-OH). McReynolds and Stroman received support from Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Ahjula did not receive any Republican support.
The nominees will now advance to the full Senate for a confirmation vote expected in the coming weeks. If the BOG nominees are confirmed, USPS will have a fully appointed board for the first time in years.
“NALC supports these nominations and encourages the Senate to take immediate action to confirm all of these important nominees,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando. “A fully functioning Postal Board of Governors and competent leadership at the OPM are critical for letter carriers and other postal employees. NALC is committed to working with these nominees to ensure that the interests of letter carriers are considered when decisions affecting them are made.”
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed into law on March
11, 2021, provides an important new leave benefit for letter carriers
affected by COVID-19. Effective March 12, it establishes a new category
of leave called Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL). EFEL is
available to all federal employees if they experience a Covid-19 related
absence which qualifies under the provisions of the Act. For the
current USPS guidance on EFEL leave entitlements, the qualifying
reasons, and the procedures for this requesting leave, click here.
Emergency Federal Employee Leave (EFEL) started on March 12, 2012 and
will end September 30, 2021 is to give Federal Employees up to 600 hours
of paid leave to be disperse under the law till exhausted to cover
those due to COVID-19 from vaccines to care. There is a letter being
sent out by the USPS in which everyone that needed time off for the
vaccine needs to fill it out. Please send it back ASAP before the
deadline date using the information off you vaccination card. You can
track back the dates needed for the form on LITEBLUE.
The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the tentative 2019-2023 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. Over 94% of participating eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on November 25. The vote to ratify was 60,111 to accept the agreement versus 3,341 to reject it, as reported by NALC’s Ballot Committee chairman Delano Wilson of Silver Spring, MD Branch 2611. The fifteen-member Ballot Committee monitored and observed the dispatch, receipt, and tabulation of the Ratification Ballot conducted by an independent company, MOSAIC of Cheverly, MD.
NALC will officially notify USPS of the March 8 ratification date.
Information on back pay and the implementation of the new contract will be released as soon as possible.
The new contract covers a 44-month term from September 20, 2019, to May 20, 2023.
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 - Ivelis Medina
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
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.