Welcome to our Flushing Letter Carriers
 NALC Branch 294 Website

NALC Br. 294 President Tony Paolillo

FUTURE NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

 

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
May 12, 2020 - Branch Softball League Opens
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)

NOTE DATE CHANGE

April 15, 2020 Union Meeting
(Blood Drive/ Heroes Night)
and
Nov 10, 2020 Union Meeting



FUTURE NATIONAL CONVENTIONS

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 January 2020

NEWS FLASH

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

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


On May 12, 2020 - The Flushing Letter Carriers Branch 294 Softball League Opens so in the coming months we need to know who wants to play and what stations are continuing to play and form new teams.

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.

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.

NEW LINK

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

NEWS

Scholarships

Politics

 

POSTAL NEWS

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.