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Bill Lucini- “Spring is Here.”

Hello to all. Hopefully, by the time you are reading this article, we will be enjoying much nicer weather. Please continue to work safely. Letter Carriers safety challenges change with the coming of nicer weather. Children will be playing outdoors and many more dogs will be left outside. Always be aware of your surroundings as you complete your daily mail delivery.

This March, 2015, was the 45″ anniversary of the Great Postal Strike.

Many heroic letter carriers in Branch 157 and all across this great nation,

walked off the job to complain about wages, hours and working conditions.

Those carriers risked losing their jobs and could have been arrested for

participating in that illegal job action. They had to take that action so that

their lives and the lives of their families would improve. Because of their

bravery and loyalty to each other and the NALC, they have improved the

lives and working conditions for every letter carrier that was hired after

1971, when the first collective bargaining agreement was resolved.

We can honor those courageous men and women by sticking together

when things get tough on the work room floor, by attending branch union

meetings, by contributing to COLCPE and by helping newly hired CCAs to

understand the job of a letter carrier and advising them on the proper work

and safety rules.

This is also a good time to thank the Branch Officers and shop Stewards

for stepping up and working hard to represent all the letter carriers who are

members of this Branch. Being a front line union representative is a very

difficult and thankless job. Thanks to all NALC Union Representatives, no

matter what your job or title is.

Stay well, stay safe.

Bill Lucini