The Newsletter.....the Good....the Bad....and the Ugly!
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June 28, 2018

Million Mile Awards - Tri-County Office

Joseph P. Varallo - Wayne Carrier

It doesn't happen too often; but every once in a while the Postal Service recognizes accomplishments by it's employees.  Take for example this award that myself and fellow Carriers (L to R Steve Lawrence from
King Of Prussia, Steve Curry from Wayne, Kevin Cullen from King Of Prussia, and myself) received for achieving the million mile club; not to be confused with the million mile high club (just kidding), it's an award
for basically driving 30 years without any chargeable accidents and they, the Postal Service, equate this to a million miles driven.  I should also mention that two other are not present; but also received the award.  
They are Joe Rechilongo fron Paoli and Barry Patterson from Wayne.

Congratulations to all of us!

July 2, 2018

2018 Phillies Outing

Colleen Haynes - Clifton Heights Steward & Branch Events Director

Just wanted to say thank you to all those who attended the Phillies scholarship fund outing on July 1st.  It was one hot day and we truly made the best out of it. Together we raised close to 800 bucks for the
scholarship (rough count in my head).  I couldn’t be anymore proud of this Branch and it’s members.  Again thank you to those who came and a huge shout out to the events committee members and our
president who got there early to help me set up and cook.  Also I can’t forget to thank NALC Branch 725 “momma Kearney” for donating the autographed Aaron Nola baseball. To those members who have yet to
experience this outing I highly encourage you to please join us next year.  It’s a great time to share it with friends and family.

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July 18, 2018

Greetings From The NALC National Convention In Detroit

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Today is the third day of the convention.  Days are packed with classes on a wide range of important issues that our members go to in order to be up to speed in representing you.  There is the General Session
that all members from every Branch in our Union get together to vote on amendments to our National Constitution, resolutions, and items we want our National leaders to press in the next contract negotiations.  
There are guest speakers from other Unions around the world sharing their issues with us and how they are combating them.  A lot of these issues are the same we are facing as well so it helps to hear from them
how to battle them.  There are also a lot of Union solidarity and community reach out like the one both Eric Jackson and Belinda Tridente participated in.  Pictured above you can see them getting ready to stuff
bags of needed items to give out to the homeless Veterans in Detroit.  A very busy, but important week getting both the education they need as well as letting the community we are visiting see how important we
are to the communities we serve.  And not just the mail.

October 4, 2018

Branch Newsletter

Colleen Haynes - Events Coordinator

Our brothers and sisters of branch 542 extended the invite to their first annual beef and beer mda
benefit. I highly encourage our members to come out on the 14th to support our sister branch. We
can always count on branch 542 to come out to our events, so let’s show the same appreciation.
Hope to see you there.

October 9, 2018

Branch 725 Elections

Belinda Tridente - Election Committee Chairwoman

The Election Committee appointed by the President of Branch 725 to conduct the election of the Officers of Branch 725 is overseeing the printing, stuffing and mailing of ballots.

Candidates for President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Financial Secretary, Treasurer, Director of Education and Director of Hospital and MBA were unopposed and elected by consent at the September
Union meeting.

Two (2) Candidates were nominated for Sargent of Arms.

Two (2) Candidates were nominated  Director of Retirees.

Six (6) Candidates were nominated for the Position of Trustee.

The election is being conducted by mail ballot in accordance with the NALC Constitution.

The Committee has reviewed and approved all nominations forms and has created the ballot for mailing. Official election instructions will be included with all ballots mailed to eligible NALC members.

To be eligible to vote, a person must be a regular member of NALC and in good standing.

Ballots are currently being prepared, inserted and mailed.  All ballots are expected to be mailed by October 17, 2018.

If you are eligible to vote and do not receive a ballot by October 24, 2018 or if you have spoiled your ballot you must notify the branch office to request a duplicate ballot.

Ballots must be received by 9:00 am on November 6, 2018 to be counted.  The counting of the ballots will be counted November 6, 2018.

Nominees who will appear on the ballot (in the order that they will appear on the ballot) are:

Tim Grover
Tommy Mullin

Gene Dolan
Andy Kearney

John Schneider
Bill Mellon
Colleen Haynes
Miles Revis
Margaret Polite
Barb Kearney

The election committee, as appointed by President Rhonda Massari is made up of Belinda Tridente, Shirley Hagner, Keith Bailey, and Steve Curry.

October 18, 2018

Retirees Luncheon

Gene Dolan - Director Of Retirees

Congrats and thanks to all who made our Retiree Luncheon another Great success, our President Rhonda Massari, the Executive Board and the members who volunteered their time and talents and who did
such a great job.  Many compliments were given to the fine food and hard work to honor our retirees.  A small talk about what we face with the effort to privatize the Post Office was given by:  Tony Perconte, the
legislative and political advocate from the National Union.  Also, Union membership pins were awarded to some of those attending.  Including a 60 yr pin, two 55 yr pins, two 45 yr pins a 25 yr and 20 yr pin.  A 50 yr
Gold Card was awarded to:  Tom Parker.  Again, many thanks to all!

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November 29, 2018

Awards Springfield / Lansdowne Office

Barbara Kearney - Springfield Office  Shop Steward, Branch 725 Trustee

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Congratulations to Springfield / Lansdowne Carrier Mike Fynes for becoming our latest member of the Million Mile Club.  This prestigious award was presentend by OIC John McKnight and acting District Manager
Jennifer Vo.  The Postal Service also awarded Carriers with Service Pins and Certificates.  

35 Years
Marty Mills

30 Years
Al Campanile, Kenny Vetter & Mike Fynes

25 Years
Barb Kearney

20 Years
Joe Desiderio
Larry Levy
Tony Cantini
Walter Abele
Betty Stewart

Congrats to everyone for their hard work and determination to making the USPS a success.

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year

Les Dillman - Vice President

I Would Like To Welcome The New Members To The Executive Board

President - Rhonda Massari, Vice President - Les Dillman, Director of Education - Joe Pease, Treasurer - Eric Jackson, Financial Secretary - Beth Lloyd, Recording Secretary - Rick Murphy,  Director of Health
Benefits and MBA - Gerry Gallagher, Director of Retirees - Andy Kearney, Sergent At Arms - Tommy Mullen, Trustees - Bill Mellon, Barb Kearney & Colleen Haynes

I am looking forward to working with our new Executive Board to represent this Branch and provide it with the level of guidance and support it deserves.  You can count on all of us to be there when you need us.  
We are ONE in our hearts and minds in protecting your rights and being there to answer all your questions and concerns.

January 28, 2019

Leadership Academy - Beth Lloyd

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Congrats to Financial Secretary  Beth Lloyd for being selected to attend the latest class of the Leadership Academy.  It is a great honor to be selected.  You have made all of us in Branch 725 proud.

January 31, 2019

Last Punch Bunch - Paul (Marty) Schmitt, Glenolden Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Today Marty Schmitt joined the Last Punch Bunch.  We wish him a long and happy retirement.

February 5, 2019

Last Punch Bunch - Doug  Linker - Media Office

Gerry Gallagher - Health Plan Director

Congratulations Doug on your recent retirement we all hope it is a long and healthy one ! Enjoy !!

February 24, 2019

Service Awards - Media Office

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Congrats to Joe McWilliams on his 40 years and Frank Dudley, Mike Knoll and Ed Evans on their 25 years with the Postal Service

February 28, 2019

Carol Zukowski Retirement - Darby Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congrats to Carol Zukowski on her retirement after 30 plus years with the Postal Service.  I had the honor to present her with her watch.  My wife and I have known Carol for a lot of years and we know how much of
a dedicated union person she is.  We wish her nothing but the best and hope she has a long and happy retirement

March 7, 2019

Tim Stone Retirement - Broomall Office

Anthony Talton - Broomall Shop Steward

I would like to say thank you for getting me involved with this great union, i really appreciate your teaching & understanding of the contract. I will pay if forward to the next generation of carriers, like you
did me. Happy Retirement! Thank you!

March 8, 2019

Rhonda Massari Retirement - Clifton Heights Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congrats to President Rhonda Massari on her retirement from the Postal Service after 30 years and 1 month. I would say enjoy your retirement to most people but Rhonda will still be our full time President.  While
she will be still be dealing with Postal Management and their treatment of Carriers, she will never have to be on the receiving end.  I guess she can enjoy that much.  Thanks to Clifton Heights Shop Steward and
Branch Trustee Colleen Haynes for the photos.

March 18, 2019

Branch 725 Delegation Visiting Capital Hill

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

From left LCLL Belinda Tridente, Tom Mullin,  Legislative Correspondent Dean Ischiropoulos and Colleen Haynes.  Not pictured Joe Pease.  Small delegation from our Branch visiting Capital Hill expressing our
concerns and needs to Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon's Representative.  Thanks to Joe Pease for taking and sending us this photo.

More From Washington

Pennsylvania Delegation Honors Veterans Including Branch 725's Own Tommy Mullin

Joe Peace - Director Of Education

The Pennsylvania Association of Letter Carriers hosted a ceremony tonight to honor six veterans that are Letter Carriers and members of our great union. It was an honor to witness as PA State President Paul
Rozzi detailed the military and postal careers of the six brave men.  Our own Tom Mullin was one of the six veterans honored tonight. Tommy is a humble and discreet man that does not seek the limelight. But he is
a true hero as are the other men that were celebrated tonight. NALC President Fred Rolando and Region 12 NBA Dave Napadano also spoke giving heartfelt thanks and
admiration for these six great men. The NALC is dedicated to recognizing the heroism and bravery for all those that have served our country.  The speakers highlighted how these veterans brought their
experiences to our workroom floor and used those life lessons as teaching tools for all carriers to learn from.  Thank you to all of our members that have served.

March 29, 2019

Retirement Kennet Square - Janet Singer

Rick Murphy - Recording Secretary

Congratulations to Janet Singer on joining the last punch bunch after 42 years with the Postal Service.  I had the honor of presenting her with her retirement watch.  

April 4, 2019

Retirement Glenolden Post Office - Marty Schmitt

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Marty Schmitt on his retirement from the Postal Service.  Shown here with President Rhonda Massari giving him his watch and fellow Carriers Andy Kearney, George Wright and Bill Morgan from
Glenolden Post Office.

April 23, 2019

2019 Food Drive - May 11th

Barb Kearney - Food Drive Coordinator

I have contacted all the Churches in the areas we serve along with the Politicans to get their support and asking them to spread the word about the food drive.  The cards we deliver can't get that message out
alone.  Please remind your customers about it as well.  Every donation, no matter how small, makes a difference.

May 25, 2019

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Congrats to Beth Lloyd

Congratulations to our Financial Secretary Beth Lloyd on her completion and graduation from the Leadership Academy.  You have made this whole branch proud.

May 30, 2019

Colleen Haynes - Clifton Heights Shop Steward and Branch Trustee

Million Mile Awards - Clifton Heights

Congrats to 30 year million mile award recipients Jammie Ward and Tim Grover being acknowledged today in Clifton Heights.

June 2, 2019

2019 Food Drive

Barbara Kearney - Food Drive Coordinator

I want to thank all of the people that helped make this year's food drive a huge success.  Our branch collected 80,429 lbs of food which was better then last years donation by 17,000 lbs.
Hopefully with everyone's hard work and determination we can make next year's food drive even better.

Thanks again for your efforts,

Barbara Kearney

June 7, 2019

Retirement - Nancy Benson - Ridley Park Post Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Nancy Benson on her retirement.  Nancy will be missed by her coworkers and customers as well.  Always a ray of sunshine.  She was a mentor to the younger Carriers and an inspiration to us all.  
Enjoy a happy and healthy retirement and thanks for what you brought to the job every day.

June 21, 2019

Branch 725 Visits MDA Camp

Barbara Kearney, Branch Trustee

Several years ago at the National Convention Region 12 Business Agent Bill Lucini talked about the MDA Camp.  He advised us that if we were ever given the opportunity to attend the Camp he highly recommended
that we should visit.  I realized after hearing his inspirational talk I knew this was something I wanted to do.  Hence another item on my bucket list.

This year I was very fortunate to attend with our Vice President Les Dillman, Treasurer Eric Jackson, Financial Secretary Beth Lloyd and Director of Education Joe Pease.

The theme of this years VIP Camp Day was time travel.  Eric's great idea was to pick five different periods of time.  First was Stone age, Prehistoric, Wild West, Space Age and the 1970's.

We all dressed for each period of time.  Representing the Stone Age was Fred Flintstone portrayed by Les, Prehistoric was a Dinosaur portrayed by Joe, Wild West was Woody portrayed by Eric, Space Age was
Princess Leia portrayed by Beth and the 1970's was portrayed by myself.

The children and young adults were truly amazing.  Spinning the wheel was challenging for some but with a little help they did great.  They enjoyed picking a prize or two.

When the kids smiled it brightened my whole day.  One little boy was a pro at the corn hole game even with Les distracting him.

The highlight was a little girl that just loved meeting Woody.  She even came back and found his missing hat.  It made me realize little things do make a difference.

These kids are definitely an inspiration to see the joy in their faces.  They appreciated everything they received even the smallest little trinket.

Hopefully next year Branch 725 can bring even more joy and happiness to all these amazing kids.  One thing for sure is that this experience made me fully realize the importance of our support for the MDA and why
we need to do whatever we can to help these kids.

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July 1, 2019

Million Mile Awards - Glenolden / Folsom Office

Andy Kearney, Shop Steward

Congratulations to Bill Morgan, Jimmy Doonan, Steve Deegan, Jeff Travascio and Randy Waldie on receiving their Million Mile awards today.  With all the times you get told  what you did wrong, this is something you
did right.  And for over 30 years!  Missing from photos is Randy Waldie.

August 21, 2019

Unclaimed Veterans’ Remains Honored by Local Motorcyclists

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Coatesville letter carrier   Dion Carotenuto organized this event.

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September 18, 2019

Route Adjustment Training

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

In a continuing effort to ensure our members are prepared for the Route Adjustment walks we have offered workshops to the Offices targeted for those walks.  Those that have attended the workshops have done far
better on their walks then those that have chose not to.  We encourage everyone to attend them.  This last workshop was attended by Carriers from Ardmore, Havertown and Sharon Hill Offices.  Take the time to get
trained on what you need to do to protect your Routes and your jobs.

September 30, 2019

2019 State Convention In Pittsburgh

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Congrats to Les Dillman on being elected to the PA State Association Executive Board.  It was the highlight of the few days we spent in Pittsburgh along with all the other Branches from across the state.  We only
meet with each other once every three years.  What most members don't understand about the State Association is they are the people that get most involved with the Politicians to see that we get the support we
need in Congress to protect our jobs and retirement.  They don't look at the party or other issues they are concerned about.  All they concern themselves with are how they can protect us and our retirement.  People
put out there that they only are an arm of a certain party.  That is not true.  And I say that from personal experience.  I dealt with the State Association as your Liaison to Congress for six years. I have worked with them
to endorse and help elect people from all parties.  Having Les on this board further insures that will continue to happen in the future.  I look forward to helping him do just that.  We need to protect our jobs.  To do so
we need a voice.  For me Les is a good one to see that is done.

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.

October 24, 2019

Breakfast Was Served In Glenolden

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Today the employees of the Glenolden Post Office were served breakfast by District Manager Judy Herrick in appreciation of their office going accident free for a full year.   That is a tremendous achievement and
worthy of the recognition .  Well done Glenolden!

November 30, 2019

Service Awards - Clifton Heights Office

Colleen Haynes - Shop Steward

Congrats to the four Carriers who got recognized today in Clifton Heights for their years of service to the Postal Service. Tim Grover for 30 years and Pat Byrnes, Lou Casadei and Steve Doud for 25 years.  Missing
from photo Mark DiDonato 25 years.

December 3, 2019

Retirements - Havertown Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Joe Howard & Karen McPoyle on their upcoming Retirement.  Presenting Joe with his retirement watch is Havertown Shop Steward Mike Watson.  Presenting Karen with her retirement watch is
former Branch President Jimmy McCullough.  Enjoy your retirements and may they be long and healthy ones.

December 4, 2019

President Rhonda Massari Retires

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Last night we wished Rhonda a fond farewell and a happy and healthy retirement.  Everyone spoke of their memories of Rhonda and expressed their appreciation for her dedication to this branch and it's members.  
She deserves to enjoy retirement and time with her family.  She earned it.  Good luck!  Les Dillman will be taking over and I know he is aware how high the bar has been set.  Les won't disappoint.  He had a good
teacher and a good support team behind him.

Retirement - Upper Darby Office

Anne Pavese from our Upper Darby Office retired in February.  We were finally able to get together so that we could honor her and present her with her retirement watch.  We make every effort to acknowledge our
members achievements and it is never too late for us to do that.  We appreciate your membership and hard work.  We wish you a long and healthy retirement.

December 31, 2019

Retirement - Marcus Hook / Linwood Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Kenneth Rowland on his retirement from the Postal Service after 30 years of service.  He worked a full day on his last day on the job.  That level of dedication will be missed.  We hope you have a
happy, long and healthy retirement.

January 4, 2020

Retirement - Dave Press - Clifton Heights Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Dave Press on his retirement from the Postal Service after 34 years of service.  Now he can enjoy life with his lovely wife Pat.  Good luck and we wish you a very long, happy and healthy retirement
together.  You are now free to do whatever you want any time you want to.

January 18, 2020

Retirement - Mike Klick - Clifton Heights Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Mike Klick on his retirement from the Postal Service after 35 years of service.  No moreworrying about the weather or having to get up early.  Stay healthy and enjoy the retirement you worked
so hard for.

January 24, 2020


Andy Kearney - Webmaster

I got this from Matt Heavens of our Media Office.  It is a great get together he has been doing for a few years and it benefits our Scholarship Fund.  I encourage all of you to join us.

The  Annual Groundhog day breakfast. Benefits the NALC  Branch 725 Scholarship fund for branch member children.
Doors open at 7:00AM to view the live telecast from Punxsutawney.
Phil usually makes his predictions about 7:25 AM
Breakfast served until 9:00AM
basic fare .
choice of entree.
Eggs meat
pancakes meat
French toast meat
cost $20 includes entree and coffee & tip.
add $2.00for small juice option
Bring a friend or family member out for this great cause.
If you cant attend donations
can be made to NALC 725 Scholarship fund
617 W.Macdade Blvd.
Milmont Park Pa.19033

January 30, 2020

Awards Day At Chester Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

What a great day in Chester.  First the office was recognized for zero dog bites in 2019 by District Manager Judy Herrick along with all the District POOMS as well as the Safety Teams from both the Postal Service and
Union team.  Jay Nichols and our Branch's representative Joe Pease along with the other members expressed their admiration to the Chester Office for this amazing achievement.  But, that was only the beginning.

I want to thank the Chester Office for allowing me to be a part of this great day.  And again I want to say to all of you well done.

Dan Magee was given an award  for 25
years of service
And I had the honor of presenting Brenda Day
her retirement watch after 35 years of service.

January 30, 2020

Retirement - Villanova

Steve Curry - Shop Steward

Congratulations To Chris Kelly on his retirement from the Villanova Post Office 34 yrs of service.  Good luck in your new found freedom

February 3, 2020

Groundhog's Day Breakfast

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Branch members got together for breakfast on Groundhog's day to watch the large rodent come out of his hole and tell us when Spring would begin, and winter end.  Matt Havens of our Media Office has been
doing this for a few years and it is always a good day.  Any time we get together to just let our hair down and relax and just enjoy each others company is important to realize no matter how hard Management tries
to drive us apart, we are still one.  We are a Union.  Proceeds from this event will be going to our Locals Scholarship Fund.  Hope to see more of you next year.  It is always on Groundhog's day so mark your

February 20, 2020

Union Grievance Writing Laboratory

Eric Jackson - Vice President

Just another Wednesday night at the Union Grievance Writing Laboratory.

February 29, 2020

Branch Retirements

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

I would just like to congratulate the newest members to the last punch bunch from our Branch.  

Dave MacCrone - Morton Office - 40 Years & 4 Months

Rosalie Reeve - Gladwyne Office - 33 Years & 10 Months

Dan Fitzgerald - Ridley Park Office - 20 Years

On behalf of the Branch I want to wish you all a long, happy and healthy retirement.  You all wanted to keep it low key but you all deserve the acknowledgement.  I hope to see you all at the next Retiree's Luncheon
Noon April 16th at the Union Hall.

March 23, 2020

Corvid-19 Updates

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Les Dillman has his hands full answering the office phone with all of your concerns with this virus.  He is on top of what is going on and sending it to all the Stewards and me to post on the webistes.  Please
check what has been posted and share it with your coworkers.  There is a lot of misinformation and rumors out there.  They can be answered by asking your Steward or checking the websites for what we
know.  If Les was informed then he passed it along to everyone through his emails to the Stewards and posting it to the websites.  As soon as he knows anything at all he passes it along.  If you check the
websites you will know what he does and when he does.  We are updating it three or four times a day to make sure you have everything you need to know.  Be careful of listening to people that just pass
rumors.  If you have a concern about anything and can't find the answer then call the Union Office.  We are as concerned as you are to keep you safe and informed.  For this reason we have set up a special
page with all the alerts and information we have received.  Please check it out and share with your coworkers.

Covid-19 Updates

April 3, 2020

Retirement - Harry Dowdall - West Chester Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Harry Dowdall of our West Chester Office on joining the last punch bunch after 43 years of service with the Post Office.  May you have a long, happy and healthy retirement.

April 19, 2020

Havertown Residents Show Their Thanks

Les Dillman - President

Havertown residents showed their appreciation to the out Carriers with breakfast, pretzels and drinks.

April 22, 2020

Saying Goodbye To Exton Postal Worker

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

Employees from West Chester and Exton say goodbye to fallen Exton Postal Clerk.  Shout out to Alyissa Sedden who took this video.  Her mom Nicole was in the procession.

Click Here To See Video

Customer Appreciation in West Chester

A special message left out for Tim Kales on his route in West Chester

April 24, 2020

Good Day In Morton

Andy Kearney - Webmaster

A former Clerk showed support for the workers of Morton Post Office by dropping off sandwiches for them.

May 1, 2020

Hero Award - Dion Carotenoto - Coatesville Office

Keith Bailey - Steward

A celebration of Dion Carotenoto, the carrier that found the pipe bomb on his route.

May 7, 2020

Clifton Heights Office Surprised With Breakfast

Colleen Haynes - Branch 725  Treasurer and Shop Steward

Thanks to Delco United for supplying the Clifton Heights post office with breakfast Wednesday morning.  It is great to see how much we are appreciated.

May 11, 2020

Planning To Retire?

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

If you are planning to retire at the end of this year you need to act now to ensure you can schedule your phone consultation.  There are a large number of Postal Workers reaching their retirement requirements and
leaving the Postal Service.  Shared Services has a back log of about six months of people asking for their consultations.  Order your blue book and set your retirement date and phone call.  You can always change
that date if you have a change of heart to an earlier or later date.  But, for everything to go smoothly you need to schedule everything well in advance.

The blue book is intimidating for some when they get it in the mail.  It isn't that bad once it is explained to you.  Go to lite blue and my HR under retirement.  There you will see a link to three videos about the
consultation.  It is actually one video broken up into three twenty minute segments.  You watch the first video and after about twenty minutes it just stops.  Don't worry, just start the second video and it will pick up
where the first one ended.  The same with the third segment.  It is a Postal production so you should be used to the quality.  But, it does answer a lot of questions you may have in regards to how to complete your
blue book.  It is also a fair representation of what to expect during your phone consultation.

As always the Union Office will assist you in any way that we can.  But, we can only help you so far.  Some of the information is sensitive and can only be decided by you on what you want to do.  It is for this reason
that it is extremely important to schedule that phone consultation.  Don't wait too long to do so.

May 27, 2020

Million Mile Awards - Chester Office

Eric Jackson - Vice President

Congratulations to Butch Butakis, Vaughn Davis,  Mike Tancredi and Chris Thomas on getting their Million Mile Awards today from District Manager Judy Herrick in Chester today.  Thirty years without an accident
dealing with all the weather and other conditions we do is a tremendous achievement.

May 29, 2020

Retirement - Matt Heavens - Media Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

I had the pleasure of witnessing Matt Heavens being acknowledged for his 41 years 11 months of service to the Media Post Office.  Many people bared witness to the dedication Matt had not only to his job and
coworkers but the community he served as well.  Matt is a throw back Mailman.  His concern for his customers and the level of service they received was always his top priority.  Gerry Gallagher called him the
unofficial Mayor of Media.  He will be sorely missed.

June 19, 2020

Food Drive

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 collect food.

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

First Presbyterian
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.

October 31, 2020

Retirement - Bryn Mawr Office

Rick Murphy - Branch Recording Secretary

Congrats to Steve Norris on joining the last punch bunch after 31 years of service.  We hope you have a long, happy and healthy retirement.

December 30, 2020

Retirement - Glenolden / Folsom Post Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Today Steve Deegan Joined the Last Punch Bunch after 35 years of Service.  We wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.

January 26, 2021

Retiree Tax Information

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

I received a couple of phone calls on this so want to pass it on to everyone.  Your 1099 from OPM will be mailed out on the 31st.  You should have received your W-2 from Social Security by now.  If not, it should
arrive soon.  If you worked part of the year for the Postal Service that W-2 should be on the way if you didn't get it yet as well.   We all are aware of delays with the mail due to Covid-19 so if you need any of those
forms quicker you can print them out from the various websites.  For your 1099 go to OPM's website at  For Social Security go their website at  For your W-2 for any
time worked at the Postal Service during 2020 you will need to contact Shared Services at their website  Once your retirement is official you no longer can access lite blue.

I hope that answers everyone's questions on this matter.  If not, or you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.  That is what we are here for.

January 30, 2021

Retirement - Clifton Heights Office

Andy Kearney - Director Of Retirees

Congratulations to Bill Grazel of the Clifton Heights Post Office on his retirement from the Post Office after 35 1/2 years of service.  Enjoy your retirement and may it be a long and healthy one.