Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the November 2020 Postal Record

Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Vice- President & Scribe


During this month of Thanksgiving, President Les Dillman and the executive board would like to thank
each member of this branch. This has been a most challenging year for us all. But we cannot gloss over
one of the most obvious acknowledgments. And that is to give thanks to one another. Yes, we have been
pulled in all directions by the ramifications of this pandemic. We are tired, overworked and under-
appreciated by postal management. But let us not be like them!

We have done our best to get every member the service provided to each carrier through the various
memorandums agreed to by NALC/USPS. Many members have had to stay home for various reasons.
Instead of judging them, let us understand them. For that could very well be you told to quarantine or left
without childcare because of the pandemic. And praise to all the other members forced to work
extraordinary hours. I have noticed the short tempers and frustration that this has caused. Let us just be
mindful that our unity and resilience are some of our most valued characteristics.

Many of our offices were so short-handed that managers had to carry mail. I wasted no time in trying to
organize a “carry off” with my postmaster and another. I could not resist the opportunity to let them know
that we are working 12 hours a day. If they took 10 hours to work what it takes for us to work five hours,
then do not act like you have street credibility with us (LOL). But through it all, I would like to share with
you what was asked of me by my postmaster: “What does your check look like?” “It looks like I have been
working harder than you!”

#WeAreBranch725AndProudOfIt! #We

ThankYouBecauseWithoutYouThereIsNoUs!

Eric Jackson, Branch 725
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November 25, 2020

No General Meeting in December

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we will not have a general meeting in December.  The Union Office is open
and answering all calls.  If you have any questions please call us.   Until this pandemic is over, or the
restrictions change, that is the only way we can give you the help you need.  The websites are the way we
will get our messages out to our members but for specific questions you will need to call the office.


Happy Thanksgiving
















On behalf of the Executive Board I would like to wish all our members and their families a Happy and safe
Thanksgiving.



November 17, 2020

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The NALC Health Benefit Plan will be hosting live virtual learning sessions until December 9,2020. This will
include information about the 2021 benefits. This is something completely new and is a great opportunity
to reach more people and raise awareness about the plan. A link for the sessions can be found on
Nationals website  www.nalchbp.org, so please spread the word to all eligible members.


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May 12, 2020

A Message From Our Director Of Education

Joe Pease

Thank you all for representing our members through an extremely difficult time.  We are available for any
shop steward training or information that you may need.  We can adjust to these challenging times.

The Pennsylvania Primary has been postponed until June 2nd.  This primary election will mark the first
time that Pennsylvania voters have the option of casting their ballots by mail.  You do not have to provide
a reason as you would with an absentee ballot.

If you would like to vote by mail for the June 2nd primary, your completed application must be received in
your county office by 5 p.m. on May 26, 2020.  You must be a registered voter to submit an application to
vote by mail.

We do not know what life will look like on June 2nd. Pennsylvania stay at home orders have been
extended until June 4th for our area.  If you have not submitted an application for a mail in ballot, please do
so as soon as possible.

This is the link to check your voter registration status.
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/Pages/voterregistrationstatus.aspx

This link will allow you to apply for the mail in ballot.
https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/OnlineAbsenteeApplication/#/OnlineAbsenteeBegin

Please remember that we cannot talk politics while on the clock or in uniform.

Thanks again for all that you do,
Joe Pease
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April 22, 2020

Action Needed

Political Liaison - Belinda Tridente

Friends this might be the most critical time in the history of the US Postal Service!

The NALC is asking you to call-write-email your US House Representative and US Senators.  Implore them
to provide the US Postal Service with full funding in the next
economic stimulus bill.

Unfortunately, without full funding, this pandemic crisis may well cause the USPS to run out of the
resources that are necessary for us to provide universal service to every
home and business in America and our territories.

We are faithfully delivering critical items including medications and checks throughout this pandemic.

Please help us get through this rough time.  Have your family and friends call-write-email their US House
Representative and US Senators too!

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon
1535 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
(202)225-2011

Senator Bob Casey
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-6324

Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-4254

In solidarity
Belinda Tridente
NALC Political Liaison

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