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.