FSALC OFFICERS BRANCH PRESIDENTS, CDLʼS AND ACTIVISTS
UPDATE MAY 2011
easy to become a real 2012 NALC Carrier Corp member. Go to nalc.org and
on the Carrier Corp logo. It will give you all the details to become a NALC
This Carrier Corp is not like the past program. In the past election cycles
National Business Agents competed to get as many members to sign up for
CORP. However, when called upon to help in elections and the NALC Political
only a few could be found. The 2012 program is meaningful and real. The
effective dates to qualify to be a CORP member is January 1, 2011, through
the 2012 election cycle. So if you
follow the instructions on nalc.org or go to fsalc.com and link to
have questions, Branch Presidents should be able to answer any questions
If they cannot, contact me or the NALC legislative office
you submit forms to qualify for a 2012 Carrier Corp Tee-shirt and higher
I must verify it, and the NALC will mail the shirt and awards directly to
Donʼt confuse the 2012 Carrier Corp
shirt with the NALC “Letter Carriers Support
Workersʼ Rights” shirt. Those are for
special events and rallies, like the one I am
in the photo on page 6, of the June 2011 Postal record. Get involved
its too late.
FLOP BUT STILL ONE AND TWO
2011 NALC Food Drive resulted in Branch 1477 West Coast Letter Carriers
their category and being number one in the nation. Tampa FL, Branch
second in the same category and second in the nation. Last year the
was reversed. Also the preliminary results has Branch 2072 Ft Myers,
Clearwater Branch 2008, and Ocala, FL, Branch 1103 first in their category.
the official results are released, Florida will have several cities in the
to all for the dedication and extra work to make the 2011 NALC
Drive another success.
Friedman VP FSALC, has been and is the driving force behind Florida being a
in the Food Drive. Al will be traveling to NALC Headquarters on June13,
for a debriefing with the Food Drive Corporate Sponsors and other leaders
the NALC Food Drive the largest one day collector of food in the nation.
ready for next year, it will be the 20th anniversary of the NALC Food
FSALC Convention Update
FSALC Convention is approaching quickly. Those Branches who have not
in their registration fee, please do so immediately. If the fee is not paid
the delegate will not be valid. All registered delegates will be receiving
in June 2011 outlining facts and information concerning the Convention
Training Seminar. Please advise O. D. Elliott, Secretary FSALC, of
that are not attending the Convention. Materials will be ordered for
Convention and so not to waste members dues money, only delegates
the Convention will receive credentials and Convention bags.
will be an enhanced memorial ceremony to acknowledged the NALC
carrier members who passed away since the last FSALC Convention. It
be helpful if Branch Presidents would furnish me the names of members
died recently so they can be incorporated in the memorial ceremony.
drawing for the 2011 FSALC Scholarship will be made at the State
July 28-29, 2011. The current Scholarship application is on
Make sure the application deadline, July 8, 2011, is met. The
must be postmarked on or before July 8, 2011. E-mail submissions
not be accepted.
ACTIVITIES DURING MAY 2011
May 2, 2011, two members of Branch 109, Central Florida Letter Carriers
I were at the Deltona Fl City Hall to receive a NALC Food Drive
from the Mayor proclaiming May 14, 2011, Letter Carrier Day.
May 4, 2011, the back dock at the Deland, FL Post Office was the setting
Deland Mayor to make a similar presentation as did the Deltona Mayor. All
Branch 2591 members were in assembly and joined by the Postmaster. That
the FSALC Officers participated in the monthly conference
Drive events continued on May 10, 2011, for the VALPAC Corp National
Drive kickoff in St. Petersburg, FL. Several FSALC officers, Branch
and members attended the event. Local elected officials, and
from Members of Congress Young and Caster was present. Al
FSALC VP and I addressed the crowd. Most notably absent was
Governor. Florida Governor Scott who was invited and never responded. He
issue a state-wide proclamation as did his predecessors.
May 11, 2011, I was invited to attend the General Membership Meeting in
Fl, at Branch 2689ʼ
s union hall. I discussed COLCPE and the
Food Drive Day, May 14, 2011, I dodged rain drops at the Daytona Beach,
main office, helping unload trucks full of food. Several Branch 53 members
their time to feed the hungry. That evening I attended the Union
baseball game at the Jackie Robinson Ballpark in Daytona Beach, Fl. It
sponsored by the Volusia/Flagler Central Labor Counsel.
again in Daytona Beach, FL, on Sunday, May 15, 2011, helping to give
Scott a PINK SLIP. The demonstration was in front of a hotel where
Governor was speaking at a Republican fund raiser.
May 24,2011, I attended Branch 2008ʼ
s meeting in Tarpon Springs Fl. Once
I discussed COLCPE, and political and legislative matters. I met with the
appointed CDL for Congressional District #5, Jerry Lonergan to discuss
you know President Fred Rolando appointed me as a National NALCREST
I have been visiting the NALCREST Community often to adhere to my
If any NALC retired member is looking for a great retirement spot, call
Thatʼs it for this month, until next
time, I remain in Unity and Solidarity,
Rose President, FSALC June 10, 2011
FSALC OFFICERS BRANCH PRESIDENTS CDLʼS AND ACTIVISTS
UPDATE APRIL 2O11
Last month’s update highlighted
the importance of the legislative work the FSALC
and the NALC is doing to preserve
the active carriers jobs, the USPS and benefits for both retiree and active
carriers. The NALCʼs semi-annual State Presidents
Meeting was held in Washington, DC April 3-6, 2011. FSALC VP Al Friedman
and I attended the meeting. On April 4, 2011, we stormed Capitol Hill
visiting the Florida delegation requesting that they support House
Resolution 137 and HR 1351. Cosigners are slowly putting their names on
both items. However, every letter carrier needs to support our legislative
efforts. All CDLʼs have been instructed to reach
out to their Representative to support our issues. President Rolando has
sent an e-activist message out to all those on the list to contact their
representative for support. The Postal Record and the NALC website has all
the information you need to get going on our issues. Donʼt make a mistake in your life and miss the opportunity to
protect your jobs.
SEPTEMBER 23, 1913
The FSALC is almost a century
old. A charter exists and is currently at Branch 1477,
St Petersburg, Fl. It will be
on display at the 2011 FSALC Convention. A request was
made in my past few monthly
newsletters for documents related to the history of the
FSALC. Again, I ask each Branch
to search their archives for any material that will
aid in reconstructing the
history of the State Association.
2011 FSALC Convention
The FSALC Convention is
approaching quickly. Those Branches who have not sent
in their registration fee,
please do so immediately. If the fee is not paid on time, the
delegate will not be valid. All
registered delegates will be receiving a letter in June
2011 outlining facts and
information concerning the Convention and Training
Seminar. Please advise O. D.
Elliott, Secretary FSALC, of delegates that are not
attending the Convention.
Materials will be ordered for the Convention and so not to
waste members dues money, only
delegates attending the Convention will receive
credentials and Convention
The NALCʼs legislative build up will require emphasis on more members
automatic deductions for
COLCPE. I am enclosing information relative to COLCPE
contributors for each Branch
president to evaluate. Please review the data and start
drafting a plan to make the
membership aware of how easy it is to enroll in giving to
FINANCIAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
Article 8 Section 5 of the
FSALC 2009-2011 by-laws required a review of the FSALC
“books”. I appointed a
committee of three according to the by-laws to accomplish
that task. Enclosed is a copy
of that report.
The 2011 Florida Legislative
Session for Florida families, was disastrous. Voters
rights are hampered and worker
rights were attacked. I am enclosing a summary
prepared by the FL AFL-CIO that
highlights worker and citizen issues. FSALC
actively participates in
supporting worker issues. We work to organize and make a
difference in lives of
Floridians by lobbying and supporting each others struggles. Go
to www. flaflcio.org for further information.
FESTIVAL FOR FLORIDAʼS FUTURE JUNE 4, 2011
The Florida AFL-CIO has planned
a day long celebration of what it means to be a
worker and union family in
Florida. There will be music, activism, education, food
and much more. This is a fight
for Florida, a movement driven by Working Families.
The idea of the festival is for
thousands of working Floridians, union members, allies,
community partners to come
together and begin that work. The festival will be held
at the Central Florida
Fairgrounds 4603 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
32808-8188 on June 4, 2011, from 10:00 AM
until 6:00 PM. Please plan making an
effort to be there. Additional
information will be forthcoming, at www.flaflcio.org.
The drawing for the 2011 FSALC
Scholarship will be made at the State Convention,
July 28-29, 2011. The current
Scholarship application is on fsalc.com. Make sure the
application, July 8, 2011,
deadline is met. The application must be postmarked on
or before July 8, 2011. E-mail
submissions will not be accepted.
FSALC PRESIDENTʼS ACTIVITIES DURING APRIL, 2011
On April 8,2011 I joined Branch
2591, Deland, FL President Betty English and
recorded a public service
announcement on Orlando radio station 105.9. It was to
promote the Food Drive and a
Branch 2591, MDA motorcycle poker run.
On April 12, 2011, I attended
Central Florida Letter Carrier Branch 1091ʼs union
meeting. I gave a legislative
report and solicited members to enroll in COLCPE.
I rode approximately 130 miles
in Branch 2591ʼs MDA fourth annual motorcycle
poker run. The Branch raised
approximately $2800 for the cause, ZOOM-ZOOM.
The April 17, 2011, event drew
riders from as far away Branch 1690, WPB,FL.
The NALC Legislative Department
conducted a conference call with all the CDLʼs
and State Presidents, on April
20, 2011. It was an information sharing call
concerning House Resolution 137
and HR 1351. As stated at the beginning of this
report the two legislative
items are a priority for the NALC.
April 26-28, 2011 President
Rolando assigned me to our retirement community at
NALCREST, FL, to continue
working on issues at the facility. On the night of April 28,
2011, I traveled to Daytona
Beach, Fl to attend the monthly AFL-CIO CLC meeting.
At that meeting I spoke on the
NALC legislative matters concerning the USPS and
the NALC May 14, 2011 Food
Two suspects were recently
captured for the fatal shooting of Branch 1071, member
Bruce Parton. Brother Parton
was gunned down on December 6, 2011, while
delivering mail. He was 60
years old with over 29 years of service. I hope the
individuals apprehended will be
prosecuted to the fullest extent!
Brother Bobby Lambert member of
Branch 2008, Clearwater, Fl passed away on
May 10, 2011. Bobby was a FSALC
Congressional District Liaison (CDL) for
Congressional District #5. He
was a Branch Officer, Union Activist and a hell of a
guitar player. He will be
Thatʼs it for this month, until next time, I remain in unity and
Matty Rose President, FSALC May
TO; FSALC OFFICERS,
BRANCH PRESIDENTS, CDL’S, SLL AND ACTIVISTS
MONTHLY UPDATE, MARCH 2011
YOUR LUCKY NUMBERS
If you want to play the Lotto, try these numbers 137 and 1351. i
hope they are all of our lucky numbers. they represent the vehicles that
might enable The USPS to financially survive in the future,
A resolution has been introduced in the House of Representatives to
support six day delivery. It is House Resolution 137. Last session of
Congress (111th), Resolution 173 was introduced which has the exact
language. Hr 137 is not legislation, it is a show of support. That is why
it is important for every house member as possible to sign on,
The piece of Legislation that addresses the overpayments for retiree
health benefits, is contained in HR-1351. In the (111th), an exact Bill was
introduced, that Bill number was 5746.
Fact sheets and other political and legislative matters can be
easily obtained by going to nalc.org or fsalc.com and linking to the
appropriate sites. If you require additional information contact the NALC
Legislative Department at NALC Hqs. 202 393 4695 or me.
The 25 FSALC Congressional District Liaisons and SLL, have been
personally contacted by me and they are in action to promote our cause.
Want to know who your CDL is? Go to fsalc.com. Please spread the word to
the membership to contact their member of congress and to support our lucky
numbers. As of this writing one member in has signed on HR1351 and Five
have endorsed H. Res 137. Want to know who? Go to nalc.org.
On April 4, 2011, FSALC VP Al Friedman and I were on Capitol Hill to
lobby the Florida Congressional Delegation. A detailed report of the events
will be in my next months FSALC update.
NALC FOOD DRIVE
May 14, 2011 is almost here and it will be time for the the NALC
19th annual Food Drive. All Branches are gearing up to have a successful
and contest winning event. Just think about it, in 18 days Letter Carriers
have collected over a billion pounds of food, to feed the hungry. FSALC
Food Drive Tee-shirts and Mugs are in popular demand. Go to fsalc.com to
place your order. There is a link on line to purchase and calculate the
postage. Don’t miss out on this years most collectable Food Drive items.
FSALC STATE CONVENTION
It is anticipated that there will be between 450 and 500 delegates
attending the FSALC Convention in St Petersburg, FL on July 28-29,2011.
NALC President Fred Rolando is a delegate and will be joined by NALC
assistance Secy-Tres Nicole Rhine who is assigned to the Convention. I
remind all Branches that they should have arranged with the convention
hotel for accommodations. Please direct questions and inquires to Branch
1477, at 727 531 1477. The schedule of Convention events and the FSALC
training Session that follows the Convention will be made available to all
delegates in the near future,
FSALC save six day delivery tee-shirts are available at fsalc.com. I
hope every delegate will be wearing the save six day delivery shirt on the
first day of the Convention.
Nominations and elections for FSALC officers will occur at the
Convention. All chairpersons of delegations should be aware of past NALC
Presidential rulings concerning delegate voting. No delegate can be forced
to vote by Branch Unit Rule if they do not wish to do so. A single delegate
can block the Branch’s use of a Unit Rule.
i will be making delegate appointments to Convention Committees by
the end of June 2011. All delegates will be made aware of the rules,
election procedures, by-law submissions and other pertinent Convention
procedures in a timely fashion.
I am enclosing the latest information on Branch rankings as it
pertains to percentage of members enrolled in Gimme Five automatic
deductions and individual contributions to COLCPE. If a Branch President
wants a roster of members giving contact me and I will have it sent to you.
President Rolando will soon announce a new COLCPE contest. The NALC
Legislative Field Plan has been revised and upon its completion I will send
it out in an upcoming monthly mailing. Watch for changes in the way COLCE
co-ordinator s are appointed and the new NALC Carrier Corp is being
Last month I asked all FSALC Officers to enroll one member on the
automatic rolls at the Gimme Five level, to contribute to COLCPE. I asked
the officers to contact me and let me know who they signed up. I heard from
two officers? We must show leadership if we expect others to follow!
Therefore I ask all Branch Presidents to make an extra effort to approach
members on the benefits of COLCPE and Get them enrolled. I will b
contacting he Branch Presidents on the list who are not enrolled and hope
they will understand our future benefits and employment lies in the hands
of Congress. Before I call take it upon yourself to get on the winning
FSALC PRESIDENT’S ACTIVITIES DURNING MARCH 2011
On March 2, 2011, The monthly State Officers conference call was
conducted. An agenda of topics and minutes are kept. The calls are a method
of communicating Union business.
It was rush hour and Bike Week in Daytona Beach Fl, on March 8,2011.
At a busy intersection several NALC Members jointed me in an, “Awake The
State” rally. The rally was an effort to bring attention to the anti-union
Florida State Legislature and its attempts to dismantle workers rights.
I attended the Region 9 Rap Session in Myrtle Beach, SC, March
10-13, 2011. There were several breakouts on contractual subjects,
Legislation and Branch leadership. General session included awards for MDA
and COLCPE. NALC Director of City Delivery Lou Drass presented the members
with an aery of topics and had an open discussion forum. The NALC’s
legislative Regional Field coordinator (RFC), Bridget Early expanded on
political and legislative issues. Region 9 RAA”S and NBA were present and
participated in the training and events. Contact the NBA”S office if need
additional information concerning the Rap Session. 954 964 2116.
On march 15-16, I was assigned by President Rolando to visit
NALCREST and assist in the revamping process of the Union’s retirement
facility. Please inform your members of the great opportunity to live at
NALCREST, when retirement becomes a reality.
The quarterly Regional meeting of the State Presidents in Region 9
met in Th. NBA’s office in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. The meetings are designed to
maintain a high level of awareness to the NALC Legislative program. NALC
RFC Early facilitated the meeting.
Cincinnati, OH was the venue to host the Committee Of Presidents
(COP) semi-annual meeting. It was held from march 26-28, 2011. There were
over 300 participants from Branches across the country in attendance.
President Rolando spent the entire day on March 27, 2011, informing the
group on many contractual topics, IE: FSS, Route adjustment and upcoming
national negotiations. There was much emphasis on legislation and how the
Congress is the key to allowing the USPS operate in the black continuing
six day delivery. I spoke on the Vote by mail, legislative and anti-labor
legislation in Florida. I had an additional opportunity to report on
NALCREST. I tis always good to take back information from other Branch
leaders and the National President.
Many calls, e-mails, and US Mail adds to increased time that is
necessary to represent the membership. I appreciate those that help and
encourage those who do not, to get involved before its to late.
INFO AND OTHER STUFF
Keep in mind that the labor movement in America in under constant
attack. A unified counter effect must be in the forefront to just maintain
an equal playing field. The NALC has stepped forward to support the Florida
AFL-CIO. Tony Loconto, Branch 1071 retired member andCDL #20, has been
released to work full time, for a few weeks in South Florida. He will
coordinate activities in Broward County, with the Central Labor Council.
I authorized Leo Murray FSALC SLL, retired member of branch 1477, to
be in Tallahassee Fl for a week to assist in lobbying against the anti
worker legislation spurring out of the Republican dominated legislature. The
legislative session ends May 6, 2011.
Thats it for this month. I remain
In Unity and Solidarity,
Matty Rose FSALC President April 13, 2011
FSALC OFFICERS, BRANCH PRESIDENTS, CDLS, SLL AND ACTIVISTS
MONTHLY UPDATE FEBRUARY 2011
Last months update talked about the 112th Congress and its potential
affect on the US
Postal Service, Letter Carrier jobs and benefits. The flow of attacks has
risen to the
level that Collective Bargaining is a household word. The anti-union,
groups in America are directing their efforts towards public employees at
counties and cities. I therefore am going to direct this informational
newsletter to a
commentary on our own fight.
The NALC has been able and fortunate to negotiate a contract with
the USPS. That
contract provides for hours, wages and working conditions. Our legislative
accomplishments are chiefly because on the NALCʼs political program funded by
Political Action Fund known as Committee On Letter Carrier Political
(COLCPE). The FSALC primary responsibility is to promote legislative
activities in the
State. It is written in the NALC National Constitution, in the FSALC bylaws
and for all
to see on fsalc.com.
However, there is a serious problem with some of those who represent
you and other
members of the NALC.Those representatives never allow you to see or read
monthly update. On June 12, 2009, I and eleven other officers were elected
the membership in the State. All FSALC Officers are elected for a two year
Elections will be held at the 2011 FSALC Convention in St Petersburg FL,
2011. All FSALC Officers must be held accountable for their actions or lack
I include myself in that responsibility. If you have a FSALC officer in
your Branch or a
FSALC District Representative that has not been promoting legislation,
solidarity, VOTE THEM OUT, me included.
I encourage those members who are not satisfied with their respective
representative to let me know about it, get nominated at the State
Convention, if you
will be attending and make a difference. This monthly newsletter is sent to
and it rarely gets by the recipient. I have asked that it be reproduced in
newsletters, made available to the membership and distributed in a manner
a monthly evaluation on how the FSALC is spending the members dues money.
It is disparaging that some of those in the State that are in a leadership
role have that
dreaded disease known as APATHY. Some work hard to promote the NALC, and
FSALC message of legislation, politics and COLCPE, some are worthless. Some
Branch Presidents work hard to accomplish our goals, others are worthless.
monthly FSALC telephone conference calls with the State officers. I started
communication process to keep the leadership in the State abreast of
external issues. The level of transparency was initiated to let the
what the State is doing. It is a pity and an insult to those who pay dues
information is not being disseminated.
The CDLʼs (Congressional District
Liaison) and SLL (State Legislative Liaison) are
appointed by me. They work on the FSALC goals with members of Congress as I
do.They have all been reappointed for the term to coincided with the 112th
They all contribute to COLCPE and promote the FSALC mission. I will be
members to committees at the State Convention. Rest assured no delegate
appointed if they have not supported the Unionʼs issues. Simple items like
writing, Union Made tee shits, Food Drive mugs are a must to rally the
I am a pragmatic man and know that our Union can be devastated by the
Congress. I know that the vast majority of NALC members wouldnʼt know their
member of Congress or who the two Florida, US Senators are. I will wager
that only a handful know or ever contacted their State Representative. Most
never been interested in the Collective Bargaining agreement unless it is
They will know much about items that have nothing to do with their job,
maintaining a strong USPS. So Brothers and Sisters I know who supports the
mission and those who go out of their way not to promote it. I will use the
influence I have to insure the 2011-2013 FSALC term of office will have a
officers who will have credibility and foresight to truly represent the
FSALC Presidentʼs activities during February
I represent the FSALC and participate in the Florida AFL-CIO weekly
That information is passed on to the members by the FSALC e-activist and by
February 2, 2011, I was invited to attend Branch 53ʼs Rap Session in Daytona Beach
FL. I encouraged those in attendance who were not enrolled in automatic
deductions to do so. I explained who the Congressional key players are in
what the NALC is doing to combat our enemies.
On February 8, 2011 I attended Branch 2591, Deland, FL, Union
Meeting. I gave
similar information on the political landscape to the members. I made a
presentation of $500, to MDA. That amount was the result of profits made
sale of Save Six Day Delivery shirts, that were promoted by the FSALC.
monies will be donated to MDA.
New Smyrna Beach FL, Branch 33129 invited me to their February 9, 2011,
meeting and I relayed the information on Legislation and COLCPE.
On February 10-12, 2011, I attended meetings at NALCREST, FL with the other
NALCREST Officers and NALCREST Trustees. They included President Rolando,
OʼMalley, Director of Retired
Members Kirkland, Asst.Secy-Treas, Rhine. Brother Don
Southern, FSALC Director of Retirees and and Tom Young Former Director of
Health Benefits make up the NALCREST committee. We met with the residents
spent much time revamping the direction of NALCREST operations. The evening
February 12,2011, I attended Branch 1779, Lakeland, FL installation.
Rolando was the Installing Officer. Guest speaker was the Congressman from
12th Congressional District, Dennis Ross.
On February 15, 2011, I joined FSALC VP Al Friedman in a National Food
conference call, conducted by NALCʼs Director of Community Affairs,
Tying in the Food Drive and having legislators participate is a priority.
Frank Marinacci, FSALC District 4 Chair, Mark Smith CDL #24 and I met with
newly elected Congresswoman for the 24th District, Sandy Adams in her
office. All three of us are constituents in District 24. We informed her
and the Staff of
the USPS situation and how we can support six day delivery without any
cost. I left her with detailed written information and asked that she
participate in the
NALC Food Drive. Later that afternoon I attended a meeting of the Central
Council in Daytona Beach FL to participate in organizing outreach in the
On February 24, 2011, I attended the regular Volusia/Flagler CLC meeting in
I traveled to Orlando Fl on February 27, 2011, to address the NALC
the NALC National Secretary Treasurer Training, Sister Jane Broendel hosted
event. I traveled from that meeting to another hotel in Orlando, FL to meet
Florida AFL-CIO State meeting on strategic planning for the upcoming State
Legislature session, that begins on March 8, 2011.
Go to fsalc.com to support our issues. The FSALC Food Drive shirts,
Mugs and Save Six Day Delivery tee shirts are ready to be ordered.
Any Branch or members who have Historical items that can trace the history
FSALC, please contact me.
Ames Uniform Company sales rep has asked that I notify any retired NALC member
who wants to work for them to call 1 800 741 7502 and ask for Mr Frost.
information is not an endorsement of Ames by the FSALC, it is only
I am enclosing a FL AFL-CIO Activist form. Please make distribution to
want to get involved with the labor movement in Florida.
Most important, the rules concerning absentee ballots have changed. Please
share this information with the members. Encourage all registered voters to
request a valid absentee ballot. ( see enclosed information)
Thatʼs it for this month.
Until we meet again I remain.
In Solidarity and Unity,
Matty Rose FSALC President March 9, 2011
FSALC OFFICERS, BRANCH PRESIDENTS, CDLʼS AND SLL
MONTHLY UPDATE JANUARY 2011
2011 began with a new brand of leadership in Tallahassee and in the House
Representatives in the 112th Congress. The US Senate leadership remains
Democratic. There are three people who every FSALC member should be
weather you are retired or active. One is Darrell Issa (R-CA), who is the
Chair of the House
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Second is Dennis Ross the
Chair of the
United States House Oversight Subcommittee on Federal Workforce , USPS and
Policy who is the newly elected Congressman from the 12th congressional
District in Florida.
The third is Member of Congress Connie Mack from the 14th Congressional
Florida who is a member of the Subcommittee.
Why be concerned with those three people especially? They will have
a direct affect on your
livelihood and benefits. The USPS is the Employer who Letter Carriers work
for and derive
their salary and benefits. The USPS is under attack and all of us must be
diligent to insure
the Postal Service thrive and be productive. Active Letter Carriers are
fortunate that they
have a Collective Bargaining Agreement that provides for hours, wages and
conditions. I suggest that all members familiarize themselves with the
Members of Congress
who will have a direct affect your families and your life. What happens
with the USPS will
effect all members. Donʼt take for granted that your
jobs and benefits are untouchable. The
PMG and anti-union advocates are strongly in favor of Five Day Delivery. We
must use all
our resources to protect Six Day Delivery, service to the American public,
benefits and legislated retiree benefits. Show your support for our cause.
Buy Union Made
and Union Printed-Save Six Day Delivery Tee-Shirts. go to fsalc.com.
FSALC 2011 FOOD DRIVE TEE-SHIRTS AND MUGS AVAILABLE
FSALC second annual food drive tee-shirts are ready to buy. They are
Union Made and
Union Printed Shirts. In addition, this year FSALC introduces Food Drive
Branches can use the Mugs for fund raises and to bring additional awareness
importance of the NALC Food Drive.They are Union Made and Union Printed.
be bought directly from the Union provider by going to fsalc.com. I am
requesting that all
branches participate in the Food Drive and display the solidarity of the
FSALC by being a
part of the State Food Drive movement. FSALC VP Al Friedman/State Food
Drive chair is in
full swing of getting things rolling. Brother Friedman has been discussing
the distribution of
the Food Drive plastic bags from Publix Supermarkets. Go to fsalc.com for
The NALC food drive is May 14,2011 and a great sponsor of the event
is VAL-PAK. There
will be a State wide kick off at VAL-PAK headquarters in St Petersburg, Fl
on May 10, 2011.
In 2010 I promoted that the NALC Food Drive should solicit elected
officials to participate in
events around the State. The coalition between what letter carriers do in
with delivering mail coupled with politicians from the Local level to the
Federal level is a
priority. Last year was a phenomenal year for Florida in helping stamp out
collecting more food than any other State in the Nation. Lets exceed 2010
Application for the FSALC scholarship is enclosed in this mailing.
It is also down loadable on
fsalc.com. I encourage all members who believe they my qualify for a
complete the application and submit it. Please direct questions to FSALC
Education Jesse Costin. His contact information can be obtained on fsalc.com.
The February 2011 Postal Record is dedicated to those members who
COLCPE. Check it out and if you did not see your name listed and are a
member of the
Union, you should be ashamed of yourself for not protecting your livelihood.
The NALC had created a COLCPE contest matching states against each other.
of the contest are in the February 2011 Postal Record. Florida came in
narrowly edged by Texas by .42%. I want to thank all those who signed up
contest. I telephoned NBA Kathy Baldwin Region 10 and Texas State President
Morris to congratulate them.
FSALC 2011 CONVENTION UPDATE
The host Branch, 1477 St Petersburg, is well on its way planning for
the Convention. The
FSALC 2011 Convention information can be obtained by going to fsalc.com or
Branch 1477 at 727 531 1477. All Branches have been notified in a timely
deadlines for delegate registration and other requirements outlined in the
FSALC bylaws. All
members should be advised that all monies collected for the FSALC 2011
expenditures will be processed in compliance with he established FSALC
method using the
FSALC voucher/warrant and oversight by the FSALC fiscal committee. The
local branch will
maintain all receipts of revenue and expenditures. If any delegate or
member has any
questions concerning the 2011 FSALC Convention procedures , I will be
available in addition
to Branch 1477 to respond to questions or inquires.
NALC MUTUAL BENEFIT ASSOCIATION (MBA)
MBA Director of Life Insurance, Myra Warren and I have been
collaborating to partition the
sale of NALC insurance products in Florida. The State had not allowed the
NALC to obtain a
license to sell insurance in Florida. The new State Legislature has posed
problems in obtaining our goal. I will advise all Branch Presidents of the
status as tit
FSALC President's activities during January 2011
The new year started off with a great event at VAL-PAK headquarters
in St Petersburg, FL.
On January 6, 2011, several NALC officers joined NALC Food Drive
Giordano and FSALC VP Al Friedman and me to lay the groundwork for VAL-PAK
promote the association between VAL-PAK and the NALC. Brother Friedman was
in a promotional video that will be distributed to all VAL-PAK franchises
endorsing the NALC
food Drive. This might land Al a chance at an Oscar.
Two events occurred on January 8,2011. In the morning myself and
three other NALC
representatives attended a Labor Causes in Orlando, FL joining other
unionists to discus the future strategies for the labor movement in
Florida. That evening I
attended Branch 1091ʼs Installation of officers in
On January 13, 2011, I attended St Petersburg, FL Branch 1477ʼs installation of officers,
Brother Ernie Kirkland was the installing officer The next day I returned
home by way of
NALCREST. I discussed some issues with the NALC Director of Retired
Kirkland concerning the NALCREST property, legislative and political
On Saturday, January 15,2011, I attend Branch 599 Tampa,FL installation of
Brother Kirkland was the installing officer. I was the assistant installing
January 18 and 19, 2011 permitted m to attend two branch meetings. Branch
and Branch 1690 WPB. At both meetings I discussed legislative issues and
of COLCPE. On January 19th I visited the hotel that will host the FSALC
seminar on October 28-30, 2011. Branch 1690 President Rick Abbarno and
officers joined me in discussing he details.
Saturday January22, 2011 brought many members of Branch 1071 South
Carriers together for their annual shop stewards and retiree appreciation
affair. I joined many
of my brother and Sister Branch 1071 members in a night of solidarity. A
former member of
Branch 1071 and honored guest was NALC President Fred Rolando.
I ended the months Union activities on January 27,2011 by joining three other
members at the Volusia/Flagler Fl-AFL-CIO Central Labor Council meeting in
Beach, Fl. Several AFL-CIO union representatives were in attendance.
The situation of Post
Office closures and maintaining six day delivery were part of the topics
PLEASE SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH THE MEMBERSHIP
THROUGH UNION PUBLICATIONS, UNION MEETINGS AND ON NALC
BULLETIN BOARDS. PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR THE TEE-SHIRTS,
MUGS ENROLL IN AUTOMATIC DEDUCTION FOR CLECPE
CONTRIBUTIONS NAND SIGN UP FOR E- ACTIVIST ON NALC.ORG.
THATS IT FOR THIS MONTH,
IN UNITY AND SOLIDARITY,
MATTY ROSE FSALC PRESIDENT FEBRUARY 8,2011