John Mitchell

Director of Education.

1440 7th Street Southeast
Winter Haven, FL 33880-4512
863-651-9429 / doe.fsalc@gmail.com

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the FSALC Association,
Allow me to introduce myself; I’m John W. Mitchell, the newly elected Director of Education for the Florida State Association of Letter Carriers (FSALC). It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Director of Education. In my recent conversations with FSALC President Al Friedman, the uncertainty in the political spectrum is one of the NALC’s top concerns. There are currently six (6) legislative pieces in work, and as a branch leader, it is imperative we understand them and how they could impact our way of life.

A quick synopsis is a follows:
USPS Fairness Act – H.R. 2382 (House Bill)
Status: Introduced by Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
Co-sponsors: 242 (208 Democrats – 34 Republicans)
To repeal the requirement that the United States Postal Service prepay future retirement benefits.

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS
House Resolution 23 (H. Res. 23) – Door Delivery *Bipartisan Majority*
Status: Introduced by Reps. Susan Davis (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY)
Co-sponsors: 247 (198 Democrats – 49 Republicans)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of door delivery for all business and residential customers.

House Resolution 33 (H. Res. 33) – Anti-privatization *Bipartisan Majority*
Status: Introduced by Reps. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL)
Co-sponsors: 260 (220 Democrats – 40 Republicans)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should take all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.

House Resolution 54 (H. Res. 54) – Six-day Delivery *Bipartisan Majority*
Status: Introduced by Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO)
Co-sponsors: 279 (212 Democrats – 67 Republicans)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its six-day mail delivery service.

House Resolution 60 (H. Res. 60) – Service Standards
Status: Introduced by Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) and Marcy Kaptur (D-OH)
Co-sponsors: 191 (166 Democrats – 25 Republicans)
Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that the United States Postal Service should take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012

Planning for Legislative training in each of the Districts is in work, with the goal of having them begin early next year. I know politics is everyone’s favorite topic (ok, not really) however we must do better in educating our membership on the perils that we face and how best to combat them. We MUST be ready for the 2020 election. It’s not about party; it’s about preserving the United States Postal Service and the jobs of Letter Carriers. Don’t wait to become active until the 11th hour; the time to act is now. If I can be of service please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

In Unionism,

John W. Mitchell
Director of Education, FSALC
1440 7th Street Southeast
Winter Haven, FL 33880-4512
863-651-9429 / doe.fsalc@gmail.com