Southeast Pennsylvania Merged Branch
Item to the October 2020 Postal Record
Eric K. Jackson, Branch 725 Vice- President & Scribe
Southeast Pennsylvania Merged We are enduring unprecedented times in the Post Office. NALC has spent
millions of dollars and so many hours trying to bring awareness to our issues. Then we get a new
postmaster general (and all the political ramifications), and voilà, we are the news. Our plight was the No. 1
story nightly. But all of our hard work did not fall on deaf ears. When the politicians talked, they knew our
issues from all of our lobbying efforts. Every customer wants to know our story and blame anything that
happens to us on the current administration in the White House. NALC has asked us to not say negative
things about the company online and on camera like our sister unions. We are still in negotiations for a
new contract. NALC chooses to keep those words in-house. And with our union set to go to arbitration for
our next contract, we must be strategic. So please be careful to not get roped into an uncomfortable
interview. Our problem has been staffing. Once the pandemic hit, we were not able to fill positions lost
through resignations, removals and retirements. All the while, we started our prime-time vacation period.
When we “opened” the country back up, we had to start training in a social distancing setting (16 CCAs).
But the training teams fell victim to retirements and COVID-19 as well. That left only a few teams to train the
new classes. Now, more teams have been trained. We should slowly get our staffing back. In the
meantime, we have been challenged by 12-hour days (or more). And routes not going out for days. But we
will get past this. What doesn’t kill us will make us stronger; that is if we don’t kill each other first (LOL).
Eric Jackson, Branch 725
|NALC Branch 725 S.E. PA Merged
617 MacDade Blvd.
Milmont Park, PA 19033
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The President's Report
October 14, 2020
I will be cancelling the October General Meeting. We will be starting to hold shop steward meetings. With
the shop steward meetings we can social distance in the hall and limit the number of people. I will be in
touch when and what time we will be having the meetings. Attached are two documents. One will give you
updated information on the current leave situation. The other is a letter from the BA about a new program
that is coming out. We will be talking about this at our shop steward meeting. Hopefully I will have more
information at that time. That is it for now but I do want to thank everyone for everything that they are doing
and please continue to be safe out there. Any questions or concerns as always please give me a call.
October 8, 2020
Columbus Day Weekend
I just wanted to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday weekend. Any time off you get is well earned.
Enjoy it with your families.
October 4, 2020
Important Information for the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election
I want to share with you this information we received from one of our State Representatives concerning the
upcoming election. It is important that everyone knows where and how to vote. This is a very important
election and everyone needs to vote.
The November 3 general election is rapidly approaching. Below is important information regarding voting
and mail-in/absentee ballots.
October 1 – Mail-in/Absentee Ballots are mailed continuously – Check your ballot status here: https://www.
October 19 – Last day to register to vote – Register to vote here: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.
October 27 – Last day to request a mail-in/absentee ballot – Request a ballot here: https://www.
November 3 – General Election – Polls are open from 7 A.M to 8 P.M – Find your polling place here: https:
Voting in Person (did not request mail/absentee ballot) – Registered voters may vote in person at their
polling location on Election Day, Tuesday November 3, 2020 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Click here to find your
polling place: https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov/pages/pollingplaceinfo.aspx.
Voting in Person (requested mail/absentee ballot and received) – Registered voters who request and
receive a mail-in/absentee ballot may still vote in person if they bring their ballot to the polls on Election
Day. The Judge of Elections at the polling place will void your mail-in/absentee ballot and issue you a
standard ballot for voting.
Voting in Person (requested mail/absentee ballot and did not receive) – Registered voters who request a
mail-in/absentee ballot but do not receive the ballot by election day may vote in person at their polling
place. The Judge of Elections at the polling place will issue you a provisional ballot. The provisional ballot
will be counted when the county verifies that your mail-in/absentee ballot was not returned.
Voting by Mail – Registered voters may request a mail-in/absentee ballot until October 27. Ballots are being
mailed continuously and you can expect it in your mailbox starting the first full week of October, at the
earliest. Once received and voted, place your ballot inside the secrecy envelope provided, then place the
sealed secrecy envelope inside the return envelope, then sign the return envelope. Mail-in/Absentee ballots
will have prepaid postage.
Options to return your ballot:
Return your ballot via the United States Postal Service. USPS does not advise returning your ballot
through the mail system after October 27, as your ballot may not reach the county in time to be counted.
The county will accept mailed ballots from USPS until November 6 at 5 P.M. Ballots that are not postmarked
by 8 P.M on November 3 will not be counted if received after November 3.
Return your ballot via a drop box within the county in which you are registered to vote. You are only
permitted to return your own ballot.
Montgomery County Drop Box info: https://www.montcopa.org/3587/Secure-Ballot-Drop-Box-Locations
Lower Merion Drop Box - Ludington Library – 5 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr PA 19010 (see website
above for hours)
Norristown Drop Box - Airy St Parking Lot, Corner of DeKalb & Airy streets, Norristown, PA 19401
Delaware County Drop Box info: https://delcopa.gov/elections/ballotdropboxlocations.html
Haverford Township Administration Building Drop Box – 1014 Darby Road, Havertown PA 19083
Radnor Township Administration Building Drop Box – 301 Iven Ave., Wayne PA 19087
Delaware County Courthouse Drop Box – 201 West Front St., Media PA 19063
All Delco polling locations will have drop boxes for ballots on election day
If you have any questions, please call my office at 610-789-3900, or email me at RepVitali@pahouse.net.
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May 12, 2020
A Message From Our Director Of Education
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.
This link will allow you to apply for the mail in ballot.
Please remember that we cannot talk politics while on the clock or in uniform.
Thanks again for all that you do,
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April 22, 2020
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
Senator Bob Casey
393 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Senator Pat Toomey
248 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
NALC Political Liaison
June 19, 2020
Barb Kearney - Food Drive Coordinator
The 27th Annual Food Drive is currently on hold due to Covid-19 Pandemic since we are unable to safely
With the uncertainty of when it can be rescheduled the food pantries are still in dire need of donations.
In the interim we have some food pantries listed below that donations can be made to directly.
Please donate what you can.
Region 12 - Branch 725
Aldan Union Church
7 E. Providence Road
Aldan, Pa. 19018
Contact name - Linda Weiler
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
703 Lincoln Ave.
Prospect Park, Pa. 19076
Contact name - Kevin
140 N. Lansdowne Ave.
Lansdowne, Pa. 19050
Contact name - Nancy Timothy
The Salvation Army
101 East Market Street
West Chester, Pa. 19382
Contact name - Captain Maria Corraliza
Thank you for your generousity during this difficult time.