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FSALC Mission Statement To accomplish the goals of the National NALC, as set  forth in the National Constitution and to enforce the State Bylaws. Make the internal workings of the FSALC’s Transparent and Accountable to the membership. Through Education and Training, make the State first in the nation Legislatively, and in all other aspects of UNIONISM. Together the membership will prevail…The Struggle Continues.

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Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the food drive this year could not be done as in years past. However, there is a way to still donate to food banks in your own community!       Click here for more information!

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Have you done your part to help save the USPS and your job? If not get the NALC app or go to the NALC website now to take action! Do this TODAY !!!  In addition, you can now get your family, friends and others involved by clicking the link below! We need to share this with as many people as we can.  We need our  Congressional Representatives to act to help save the USPS!                                                                                                              https://p2a.co/Ut9UYhS

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Region 9 Updates

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****President Trump is being misinformed about the USPS…. read on by clicking here. ***

URGENT MEMO FROM NALC Headquarters!!!

As letter carriers on the front lines of serving 160 million Americans and businesses every day, you know that the Covid-19 pandemic is something we have never experienced before. And while our letter carriers show their resilience, strength and continued service to the public, every day, the Postal Service looms closer to shuddering due to the staggering loss in volume and revenue during this crisis. It’s a desperate situation that only Congress and the administration can help solve.

We cannot allow the USPS to fail. As recently as 2018, the USPS is the centerpiece of a $1.3 Trillion national mailing industry, which employs 7 million Americans in the private sector. More than 600,000 postal jobs would be at stake, including the one in four employees who is a military veteran! (Nichols 2019)

Unfortunately, instead of providing much needed immediate financial assistance urged by NALC and stakeholders, the last stimulus gave the Postal Service a slap in the face by giving it access to a conditional line of credit. Those conditions aren’t new to letter carriers – as they seek to destroy the network and attack letter carriers at the behest of private shippers. This is not a solution. It is a way to weaken the Postal Service by riddling it with more debt to the point where opponents of the constitutionally mandated service will destroy it.

While it’s been 40 years since we have needed taxpayer funding, we need financial relief to continue to serve this country through this crisis – and we need it now. Please take a minute to contact your member of Congress and your Senator to let them know how serious this is. In the next stimulus package we need the following:

1.) Immediate funding of at least $25 billion
2.) Quarterly emergency funding to cover the difference between revenues and total USPS expenses for the duration of this crisis
3,) Funding to help the Postal Service cover the cost of Covid-19 related sick and family leave
4.) Equal treatment for postal employees in legislation that authorizes and funds hazard pay for front-line workers in this crisis
5.) And finally, tell them we don’t need conditional loans that will only serve to add to a bankruptcy and/or privatization narrative when this crisis is over

How to Contact Your Member of Congress!

(Nichols, John. “’Tis the Season to Renew and Expand the US Postal Service.” The Nation, 2 Jan. 2019, www.thenation.com/…/arc…/united-states-postal-service-trump/.)

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Covid 19 White Paper

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As a result of the rapidly changing events due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the NALC has established a dedicated page where you can read updates, memos, stand up talks, as well as using it a source for more information. Rather than have you read through pages and pages of information, I ask that you visit the nalc page here. If there is any more information you need, please contact me.

Kevin Byrne, webmaster                                                                        kevinjbyrne54@gmail.com

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According to Florida law, you can register to vote or update your registration at any elections office and some public libraries, driver’s license offices, centers for independent living, WIC and DCF offices, or at a community voter registration event.

You will need a state driver’s license or identification card issued by the Florida Department of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles to register. Alternatively, if you don’t have that information, you can fill out a voter registration application online and deliver a signed copy to your county’s Supervisor of Elections office.

Floridians may also register online, in English or Spanish, at registertovoteflorida.gov.

An important note on voting by mail in Florida…. If you vote by mail, and we hope you    do, please remember that unless otherwise specified, a request to receive a vote-by-mail  ballot covers all elections through the end of the calendar year for the second ensuing regularly scheduled general election. A vote-by-mail ballot that is returned undeliverable cancels a request for future elections and must be renewed.

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District training meetings in district 4 and 5 have been cancelled as a precaution due to the Corona virus. Notice will be posted here when they are rescheduled.

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