Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the September 2019 Postal Record
Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Scribe
Bye bye summer! Your dedication is applauded. This summer recorded two of the hottest months
recorded in history. But letter carriers always endure. That is why our branch is working harder than ever
for the membership. Imagine this; during the aforementioned heat of the summer postal management has
quietly declared war against us. The numbers don’t lie. Everyone sees all the driver observations, write
ups for expansion of street time, etc.
Imagine this; you give us floor talks about hydration and the negative effects of heat exhaustion/stroke.
But then when we work safely, you write us up knowing very well that the discipline is not for merit. We
obviously will need more comfort stops from drinking fluids. Ironically, comfort stops are also meant to
serve us to get our body temperature down in the event of heat issues. I personally know of many carriers
who had to go to the hospital and miss days of work because we ignored our heat related symptoms. But
the crime by management is that they talk out both sides of their mouth when they tell us to be safe, but
carriers hear that others are being disciplined. And don’t forget, they only “care” when a carrier dies on the
job. This latest “concern” is a result of another letter carrier’s death.
We must do better regarding attendance. The district is very hot on this issue. And frankly speaking, we
have not done well. We are losing jobs due to our unscheduled absences. There is a point where us
calling out sick (be it for a legitimate reason or not) will result in removal. So please be careful. Attendance,
and those damn earbuds will be the death of us if we don’t be more careful.
We are proud letter carriers!
Eric Jackson, Branch 725
|NALC Branch 725 S.E. PA Merged
617 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
|Branch Meetings: First
Wednesday of every
month at Union Hall
Thursday of each
month @ 7:00 PM at
Schedule of Branch
Meetings & Events
November 6, 2019
NALC Branch 725 Union Hall
617 W. MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
Kids are going back to school. The weather will be changing. A lot
of different hazards to be aware of. Stay focused on safety and
Call in cases of
Extreme Weather two
scheduled start time
2018 NALC Health Plan
Quick Link to site to
Planning to Retire
Change your address
Q-and-A’s for CCAs
MOU on CCAs being
temporarily assigned to
other post offices
CCA annual uniform
NALC Retirement Page
Carrier Daily Log
NALC Joint Step A
|Watch Us Deliver
USPS has a new site
that is very interesting
- make certain to
watch the live eagle
The President's Report
August 30, 2019
Retirements - Upper Darby Office
Celebrating the retirements of Bill Staiber,Jay Staiber and Carl Washington of the Upper Darby Post Office,
was highlighted by the love and affection shown toward these three long time Letter Carriers. The
celebration was filled with well wishes and kind words by all, but most notability by Dan Staiber, brother of
Bill and Jay. The event was filled with laughter and some tears. It was truly an honor to celebrate with the
employees of the Upper Darby Post Office. The District Manager Judy Herrick, POOM Danielle Candelora
along with former Postmaster Joe Sheehan were present to share in the celebration. Former NALC
Branch 725 President Jim McCullough, and Stewards past and present, Steve Grassi, Karen McPoyle and
Ellen Tarasca helped with the presentation of the NALC watch. The watch is given as a token of
appreciation for many years of Union membership. Please join me in Congratulating Bill, Jay
and Carl on their retirement and in wishing them a very Long, Happy, and Healthy retirement.
Photos left to right
Bill Staiber, Jay Staiber, Carl Washington
Retired Postal Workers Bill,Jay and Carl
Not only did Jay retire today, he was presented with a Million Mile Award highlighting more than 30 years of
accident free Driving. Congratulations Jay! So
proud of your accomplishment!
July 24, 2019
Please phone your member of congress TODAY and ask them to COSPONSOR HR 2382 and
repeal the Prefunding Mandate.
You can do so by dialing 202-224-3121 and ask for your congressperson by name.
This is vital.
July 3, 2019
Million Mile Awards - West Chester Office
Congratulations to the Million Mile award winners in the West Chester Post Office. It truly is a great
accomplishment to go 30 years without a motor vehicle accident! Thank you all for setting the example of
safe driving! Your commitment to safety is second to none.
Pictured: West Chester group picture. Award winners left to right, District manager Judy Herrick,
Postmaster Brent Hefton, Rural Carrier Jimmy Small, NALC Letter Carriers Les Dillman, Martin Hollis, and
Louis Santos, with West Chester Mayor Dianne Herrin.
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Glenolden / Folsom
Ridley Park / Woodlyn
Sharon Hill / Folcroft
Springfield / Lansdowne
|Retiree Bob Zigmont at Independence
Mall Rally of Federal Employees that
want to go back to end the
Government shutdown and get back to
work and those working without pay.
Click Here For Video Of Rally
October 11, 2019
Branch 725 Retiree Luncheon
Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees
We had another great luncheon yesterday. It is always good to see our brothers and sisters after they
have left the job. They don't forget us and we don't forget them. No matter how hard management tries to
divide us we won't allow that to happen. The one thing I am most proud of being a member of the NALC is
that we don't throw our retired members under the bus when we go to contract negotiations like they are
in right now. Other Unions do that in order to make better deals for their current members.
We were honored yesterday to have our State Association President Paul Rozzi attend and speak to our
retirees at our luncheon. Paul and I go back a little working together lobbying Congress to protect the
rights and jobs of Letter Carriers. I know him to be a man of great heart and dedication to not only Postal
Workers but Unions as well. He was a Steel Worker in the Pittsburgh area and saw what can happen if the
Unions lose sight of how important politics are to your job security. Corporations can sell their
businesses to overseas concerns or move it there and get great profits from it. They are looking at their
bottom line and not your interests. Paul and I discussed how hard it is to get our members to understand
that we all need to be in the fight to protect the Postal Service.
Look around and see those other good Union jobs that once were that are now gone. The mail may still be
delivered but it will be done by someone who doesn't give the level of service you do to them. Then we
won't need to have a Retiree Luncheon anymore. We won't need a Union Office anymore either. The
Union will be gone because of you and others that didn't heed the advice of Paul and others like him that
work so hard to educate you on the potential of what you stand to lose if you don't get more involved. I
know a lot of you don't like the idea of giving any Politicians money but you have to understand that those
that want to take away all your benefits and jobs in some cases do. In order to be heard we need to do so
as well. Think of it as a Poker game. There is a buy in to even sit at the table. We need that buy in to be
heard. If you don't contribute to the Political fund you should think about what Paul said and understand
why you should. If you want to sign up let any one of us at the Union Office know and we will help you to
do so. The more people we sign up the bigger voice we will have and the better chance we have on
protecting your jobs and retirement.