CSG request update - Let's make this happen!

We have 33 students -- and they are excited to play the role of letter carriers. It would be fun to have some items for the girls to wear, but  even if we just have some items for a display, that would be great.   Really, whatever your membership might be able to provide will be greatly appreciated.

many thanks for reaching out AND for helping to spread the word to your membership.

Items will be picked up on April 15th and returned on April 19th.

New Members (03-18-19)

We have a very large number of new CCA’s who know the benefits of joining the NALC, lets welcome them when you see them in the offices: Scott Alexander (Northwest), Peter Arthur (Oakland Park), Columbus Ashu (South Columbus), Keon Callaway (Northland), Eder Celizier (Whitehall), Ashley Claytor (German Village), Kumar Collins (Westland), Joshua Francis (Oakland Park), Santa Gautam (Oakland Park), Nafisatu Gboya (Reynoldsburg), Leoncio Gonzalez (German Village), Tamera Hughes (West City), Robert Hunt (Westland), William Kettlewell (Canal Winchester), Nermeen Murib (South Columbus), Rashawn Roquemore (Upper Arlington), Boris Stanley (Upper Arlington), Anthony Williams (Northland), Tanya Williams (Beechwold) and Jasmin Wright (East City).

Something good for the community

We received a letter from the lower librarian at the Columbus School for Girls. Below is part of the letter we received.

My students have been studying various aspects of communication, and my Third Graders are studying letter writing AND the post office in particular.  Just last week we took a tour of the Columbus Processing and Distribution Center.  The students were amazed by everything they saw!

I am writing to you because in mid-April, we will be having a Reading Festival about communication.  The Third Graders are going to dress up like mail carriers ( they will wear blue),  and they will be "running" the post office we are creating. 

I am wondering if there might any be supplies or accessories we could borrow f from NALC #78 for our Reading Festival/ mail carrier event. 

I am not sure what might be available -- and certainly our students are children, not adults -- but I thought I would ask to see if there is anything we might borrow:   postal neck ties?  a postal bag?  old hats?   an old sweater?  posters of stamps?

If there is anything we can borrow, I would personally pick up the items, and make sure everything is returned to you neat, safe and intact.  

I would really like to help them out. If you have anything laying around that you could spare for a week please let me know. This is something that doesn’t cost us anything and would show that the letter carriers care for our communities.

You can email the branch at nalc seven eight at gmail.com if you can help.

Proposed Bylaws

The following proposed bylaws were approved by the membership (03-13-19). They’ll be sent to National for final approval, and if approved, they’ll be adopted by the branch.

Current language

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

SECTION 6 Line of succession of officers. In the event of a disaster or the inability of any officer to physically or mentally discharge his duties for the remainder of their term in office the following will be the line of succession, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Asst. Secretary-Editor, Financial-Secretary Treasurer, Director of Safety and Health, Sergeant-at Arms, Director of Retirees, M.B.A. Health Representative, Head Trustee.

Proposed change:

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

SECTION 6 Line of succession of officers. In the event of a disaster or the inability of any officer to physically or mentally discharge his duties for the remainder of their term in office the following will be the line of succession, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Asst. Secretary-Editor, Financial-Secretary Treasurer, Director of Safety and Health, M.B.A. Health Representative, Head Trustee, Sergeant-at Arms, Director of Retirees.


Current language

ARTICLE V - ELECTIONS

SECTION 5

(a) Every Member shall have the right to nominate a candidate for any position to be filled.

(b) each candidate shall be nominated at a regular or special meeting of the branch not less

than four (4) weeks before the date of the election, but not less than ten (10) days after the notice of nomination and election has been sent out. (c) Election of Branch officers and delegates shall be by mail in ballot. The Election Committee will use the procedures as written in the N.A.L.C. regulations governing Branch Election Procedure handbook. When there are two (2) or more candidates for any office at least twenty (20) days before the announced Election Date which is the Regular Branch meeting in December, the second Wednesday of the month, the Election Committee, chosen by the Branch President, will mail, FIRST CLASS to all eligible members, at each members last known address:

A. Instructions for voting and the deadline for returning marked ballots.

B. A ballot.

C. A Plain envelope marked “SECRET BALLOT”.

D. A PREPAID BUSINESS REPLY OR STAMPED envelope, addressed to a U. S.

Post Office Box, previously rented by the Election Committee Chairman.

 

Proposed change:

ARTICLE V - ELECTIONS

SECTION 5

(a) Every Member shall have the right to nominate a candidate for any position to be filled.

(b) each candidate shall be nominated at a regular or special meeting of the branch not less

than four (4) weeks before the date of the election, but not less than ten (10) days after the notice of nomination and election has been sent out. (c) Election of Branch officers and delegates shall be by mail in ballot. The Election Committee will use the procedures as

written in the N.A.L.C. regulations governing Branch Election Procedure handbook. When there are two (2) or more candidates for any office at least twenty (20) days before the announced Election Date which is the Regular Branch meeting in December, the second Wednesday of the month, the Election Committee, chosen by the Branch President, will mail, FIRST CLASS to all eligible members, at each members last known address. The return address on the envelope will be a separate PO Box purchased by the branch. The Chairman of the election committee will be responsible for checking this PO Box once every week including the day of the election.

 

A. Instructions for voting and the deadline for returning marked ballots.

B. A ballot.

C. A Plain envelope marked “SECRET BALLOT”.

D. A PREPAID BUSINESS REPLY OR STAMPED envelope, addressed to a U. S.

Post Office Box, previously rented by the Election Committee Chairman.

Current language

ARTICLE VII - DUES EXPENSES & SALARIES SECTION

SECTION 7

(a) LWOP and hourly union work shall be equal to base pay Q-2 step O. (b) The Vice-

President when attending to official business of the branch shall be compensated for lost time. He/she shall also replace the President at the President’s hourly wage when the President is unable to perform his duties for either sickness, annual leave, or any other acceptable reason. He/she shall certify to the correctness of all bills incurred. The same shall apply to any member who has been duly authorized by the branch President or membership and the same shall be paid out of the General Fund of the Branch. Time lost can only apply when it replaces a normal work-day.

 

Proposed change:

ARTICLE VII - DUES EXPENSES & SALARIES SECTION

SECTION 7

(a) LWOP and hourly union work shall be equal to base pay at Table 1 Q-2 step O. (b) The Vice President shall replace the President when the President is unable to perform his duties for either sickness, annual leave, or any other acceptable reason. He/she shall certify to the correctness of all bills incurred. The same shall apply to any member who has been duly authorized by the branch President or membership and the same shall be paid out of the General Fund of the Branch.