Save the Date!
Dear San Antonio
I am pleased to invite you to attend - as a community guest - our first
July 24, 2014
Grace Lutheran Church
504 Avenue E
San Antonio, TX 78215
Worker leaders on the Organizing Committee at the Grand Hyatt and the Hyatt Regency have been working hard to solicit input from the 100s of Hyatt workers on the San Antonio River Walk with its “Your Voice Matters” Survey. The Organizing Committee is excited to call for the Hyatt Worker Assembly to reveal the survey results and lay out the path to win a fair process and a seat at the table for San Antonio Hyatt workers. Our Time is Now!
Please let me know if you will able to join us for our historic event. And please don't hesitate to call our office for more information at 210.224.1520.
Together, we're making history!
The National Active and Retired Federal Employees are holding a Meet Your Congressman Forum. Please see the attached flyer and disseminate to your contacts.
THE SAN ANTONIO POSTAL EMPLOYEES SOCIAL RECREATION COMMITEE
NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE !!!!!!!
ALL THE SPONSERED EVENTS ALONG WITH MORE INFO ARE LISTED THERE
BY THE USPS-NALC ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE AT firstname.lastname@example.org
IF YOU ARE NOT RECIEVING YOUR FLYERS FOR UPCOMING EVENTS, PLEASE
UPDATE YOUR ADDRESS AT WWW.USPS.LITEBLUE.GOV
THE 69TH BI-ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION OF LETTER CARRIERS WILL BE HELD THIS YEAR AT THE PENNSYLVANIA CONVENTION CENTER IN PHILLIADELPHIA, PENN JULY 21- 25,2014
IF YOU ARE A DELEGATE OR STEWARD PLEASE MAKE SURE THIS WEEK IS BLOCKED OFF FOR DELEGATES BEFORE VACATION POLL IS STARTED FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.
2014 CONVENTION HOTELS
WE HAVE BEEN TOLD NOT TO CONTACT THESE HOTELS DIRECTLY
BUT TO BOOK RESERVATIONS THROUGH NATIONAL SEE THE WEBSITE
www.nalc.org FOR MORE INFO
The NALC Constitution, Article 3, Section 1 states:
National Rap Sessions
Article 3 Section 4(b) of the NALC Constitution states:
2013 Rap Session: Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Click here to read a report.
2012 Minneapolis convention: Click here for videos, photos and the daily Convention Chronicle.
2011 Rap Session: Click here for The Postal Record's coverage of the 2011 national meeting in Las Vegas on Oct. 16.
General Convention Information: History and background information on NALC biennial conventions
69th Biennial NALC Convention in Philadelphia
Baseball night at the convention
Jan. 1, 2014—During Convention Week in Philadelphia July 21-24, the NALC is planning a night out at Citizens Bank Park to watch the Phillies take on the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, July 22. Stay tuned for further details.
Branch publication competition call for entries
Jan 1. 2014—Editors of branch and state association newsletters and newspapers are invited to enter NALC’s biennial competition for outstanding periodical publications.
A panel of publications experts will determine award winners in each category. The decision of the judges is final. Winners will be announced at the Publications Workshop held during the national convention in Philadelphia, July 21-25.
Entries must be received by April 1, 2014 at this address:
All entries must have been created by NALC members, published in branch or state association newsletters between April 2012 and March 2014 (inclusive), and submitted by current branch officers or editors.
Entries will be judged in these categories:
Best Editorial or Column:
Best News or Feature Story:
Best Cartoon or Photo:
Hotels for 2014 convention
Dec. 2, 2013—The NALC has made special arrangements with 23 hotels to accommodate letter carrier delegates attending the 2014 convention in Philadelphia, July 21-25. All NALC-block hotels are within one mile of the convention center; room rates are shown below. The room rates have been set so branches can begin budgeting for the convention. The list of hotels will appear in the September issue of The Postal Record. Please do not contact the hotels. All room reservations will be made through the NALC official housing company.
NALC Headquarters will be advising its official housing company, Meeting Services Plus, of all confirmed registered delegates. Anyone booking a room who is not a confirmed registered delegate at the time of the booking will be subject to cancellation and will receive a notice of such.
Do not contact the host branch officers about housing—they will not be able to assist you.
The DEL will be mailed to each branch in late January or early February and must be returned to Secretary-Treasurer Broendel’s office no later than May 21. The DEL lists the branch’s regular members in good standing as of Dec. 31, 2013. No housing information is included in the mailing of delegate eligibility lists. Branch secretaries should read the enclosed instructions thoroughly, complete the DEL fully and accurately, sign it, keep a copy for the branch, and return the original to Secretary-Treasurer Broendel’s office.
After Secretary-Treasurer Broendel’s office has received the DEL and registered the delegates, the credentials will be mailed to the branch secretary. Included with the credentials is information on the housing process. This information includes a web address and a code specific to your branch so that you may reserve rooms for your delegates. Branch secretaries may prefer to copy the instructions and give them to each delegate to make their own reservations.
For branch secretaries or delegates who do not have Internet access, NALC will include with the credential mailing a room reservation form with a fax number, along with the phone number of the housing company. Branch secretaries with no Internet access may make reservations for all their delegates in this manner or may wish to copy the forms and give to the delegates.
Reminder: Most NALC branches with more than 500 members register their members electronically rather than checking off the delegates on the DEL paper list. The option to register electronically was extended this year to all NALC branches with more than 300 members. Branches that received the electronic registration information must return the card that was enclosed to Secretary-Treasurer Broendel’s office no later than Dec. 31. Those branches will receive a USB drive that will contain the same information as the paper DEL.
Convention Call, amendments and resolution info
October 1, 2013—All branch and state association secretaries are alerted that the Convention Call and accompanying materials will be mailed from National Headquarters this month.
Delegates—Article 4, Section 1 of the NALC Constitution states:
As defined in Article 4, Section 4:
Please note: The NALC Constitution calls for election of delegates from branches to be made no later than Dec. 31 of the year preceding the convention year. Please see Article 6, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Government of State Associations for information on the election of delegates- at-large.
Amendments—All proposed amendments submitted for the consideration of the delegates at the national convention in Philadelphia must conform to the provisions of Article 19, Section 2 of the NALC Constitution, which reads as follows:
Proposed amendments qualifying for referral to the convention must be received by the national secretary-treasurer by May 21.
Resolutions—All resolutions submitted for the consideration of the delegates at the 69th Biennial Convention in Philadelphia must conform to the provisions of Article 12 of the NALC Constitution, which reads as follows:
Any resolution considered and approved by a previous convention will not be considered at the national convention in Philadelphia unless the motion is to disapprove or rescind a previously approved action. Only resolutions received by the Office of the Secretary-Treasurer on or before May 21 will be printed in the Resolutions and Amendments book.
Please take note of the requirements for qualification, as many branches and state associations neglect one or more of them, causing the amendments and/or resolutions to be returned.
Monday, July 23:
Click here to read the
Convention Chronicle for Monday, July 23.
Click here to check out photos on the NALC's Flickr page
(includes the winners of the Branch Publications contest).
Click here to view the winners of the Branch
The NALC's 68th Biennial Convention finished up in Minneapolis on Friday, July
27. Friday's events included the conclusion of the convention's business,
committee and awards presentations, and a showing of "The Strike at 40," the 2010 look back at the Great Postal Strike of 1970. Click here to read each day's Convention Chronicle on the
main convention page and to check out the latest uploaded photos—and videos—from Minneapolis.
Keep looking here for more events!