Save the Date!

Dear San Antonio AFL-CIO,

I am pleased to invite you to attend - as a community guest - our first


HYATT WORKER ASSEMBLY
July 24, 2014
5 pm
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!

Warmly,

Danna Schneider
Organizing Director



The National Active and Retired Federal Employees are holding a Meet Your Congressman Forum. Please see the attached flyer and disseminate to your contacts.

 
MEET YOUR CONGRESSMAN AUG 12,2014
Meet your congressman forum.
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 THE SAN ANTONIO POSTAL EMPLOYEES SOCIAL RECREATION COMMITEE

 

NOW HAS A FACEBOOK PAGE !!!!!!!

 

ALL THE SPONSERED EVENTS ALONG WITH MORE INFO ARE LISTED THERE

 

CONTACT PHIL JORDAN FOR MORE INFO ON UPCOMING EVENTS SPONSORED

 

BY THE USPS-NALC ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE AT plj001@satx.rr.com

 

 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

2014 NATIONAL CONVENTION HOTELS
CONVENTION HOTELS.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [398.9 KB]
 

Biennial conventions

The NALC Constitution, Article 3, Section 1 states:

The National Convention of this Union shall be held biennially in even-numbered years between the Fourth of July and third full week of August.

Thus, the 69th Biennial National Convention in 2014 has been set for July 21-25 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

The 70th Biennial National Convention in 2016 has been set for August 15-19 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

 

National Rap Sessions

Article 3 Section 4(b) of the NALC Constitution states:

(b). The National President shall, once each year except in the year of the National Convention, call a national conference. This conference shall be voluntarily attended by only State and Branch Presidents or their designees, with their expenses to be borne by the State Association or Branch represented.

National Conferences are better known as “rap sessions.”

PAST CONVENTION/
RAP SESSION NEWS

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.

2010 Anaheim convention: Web coverage, including video, press and the daily Convention Chronicle; day-by-day coverage of the entire convention from the September-October Postal Record

General Convention Information: History and background information on NALC biennial conventions

 

69th Biennial NALC Convention in Philadelphia
July 21-25, 2014—Pennsylvania Convention Center


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:

Publications Competition
NALC
100 Indiana Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001-2144

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.

  • Please duplicate the labels on this page and attach one to each copy of each entry.
  • SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT COMPLY WITH THESE DIRECTIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • Each entry must be clipped or photocopied from your publication and, if smaller than 8½ x 11 inches, taped onto a full-size sheet of paper. No entries will be returned.

Entries will be judged in these categories:

Overall Excellence:
This category recognizes publications that best serve the membership. Judges will consider content (appropriate and original articles, useful information, local angles), style (clear writing, effective headlines, good story placement) and overall appearance (readability, attractiveness, use of photos and art). Judging will be based on three issues you choose to submit; note that you must send two copies of each issue. Each copy must have a completed “Overall Excellence” label attached. Publications will compete in the subcategories of 1) large branches (more than 500 members) and state associations and 2) small branches.

Best Editorial or Column:
This category is for opinion pieces such as editorials or columns by union officers or editors. Factors the judges will consider include the author’s effectiveness in putting forth their point of view and insight into the topic. Each branch or state may submit up to three editorials or columns. Send two copies of each entry.

Best News or Feature Story:
This category is for reporting issues important to letter carriers or profiling branch or member activities; do not submit columns or other opinion pieces here. Judges will weigh choice of topic, factual reporting and clear writing. Each branch or state association may submit up to three news or feature articles. Send two copies of each entry.

Best Cartoon or Photo:
Each branch may submit any combination of up to three cartoons, photos or illustrations created by members of that branch. Cartoons will be judged on relevance, technique and how humorously they convey their point. Photos and illustrations will be judged on interest, impact and quality. Send two copies of each entry.

Promoting Unionism:
The Special Award for Promoting Unionism category includes, but is not limited to, original articles or photo treatments that raise members’ awareness of and activism in the labor movement. The judges will look for attention-grabbing entries that promote pride in labor and involve carriers more deeply in NALC. Each branch or state association may submit up to three entries. Send two copies of each entry.

Best Website:
This category recognizes websites that best serve the membership. Judges will consider appropriateness of content, overall appearance and timeliness of information. Please print out the web address of the site onto two 8½ x 11-inch pieces of paper and attach the “Best
Website” label to each.


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.

Click here for the hotel list printed in the September 2013 Postal Record.

NOTE: The reservation process does not start until February, and not until the branch’s delegate eligibility list (DEL) is received, delegates are registered, and the credentials are sent to the branch secretary.

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.

Individuals are advised that they must go through their branch to make reservations and this cannot be done until the DEL has been received and processed, and credentials have been mailed to the branch secretary.

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.

Again, branch secretaries are reminded that no housing information will be included in the mailing of the delegate eligibility lists in late January or early February. That information will be provided when NALC Headquarters mails you the credentials. Branches and individuals are not to contact the hotels directly and must wait until credentials and NALC housing instructions are received.


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:

Each branch having twenty (20) or less members shall be entitled to one delegate and one vote in the National Convention. Branches having more than twenty (20) members shall be entitled to one delegate and one vote for each twenty (20) members, or fraction thereof. Each State Association shall be entitled to two Delegates-at-Large. National Officers and Delegates-at-Large shall each be entitled to one vote....

As defined in Article 4, Section 4:

The number of members for whom per capita tax is paid to the National Association for the term beginning October 1 prior to each Biennial Convention shall determine the number of votes and delegates to which the Branch is entitled at such Convention.

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 to the Constitution of the NALC, the Constitution for the Government of Subordinate and Federal Branches, and the Constitution for the Government of State Associations may be presented in writing in the manner herein set forth: (a) by any member of a Branch in good standing, signed by him/her, at a regular meeting of the Branch; providing, the proposal is endorsed by two-thirds of the members present and voting at the meeting; and (b) by any member of the NALC Executive Council, signed by him/her, at a regularly-called meeting of the Executive Council; provided, the proposal is endorsed by two-thirds of the members of the Executive Council present and voting at the meeting. Proposals thus qualifying shall be forwarded to the National Secretary-Treasurer in duplicate, each on a separate sheet of paper, at least sixty (60) days prior to the Convention, signed by the Branch President and Secretary, and in the case of the Executive Council by the Chairperson and Secretary thereof. These proposed amendments shall be printed in the official Journal of this Association at least 30 days prior to the National Convention. All proposed amendments to the Constitution and Laws shall designate the Article and Section to be amended, and shall be referred to the Executive Council, and be reported by them before being acted upon by the Convention. Said word acted to be interpreted as meaning altering, amending, or changing in any manner whatsoever by a majority vote of the Convention.

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 Branch in good standing or any State Association may, at any time, forward to the National Secretary-Treasurer resolutions properly attested by their President and Secretary-Treasurer for consideration by the appropriate Union authority. Such resolutions must be in duplicate, and each shall be on a separate sheet of paper. Resolutions pertaining to the National Working agreement, which should, insofar as possible, identify the Article and Section to be changed, shall be forwarded to the Chief Spokesman of the NALC Negotiating Team; those pertaining to legislation shall be forwarded to the NALC Director of Legislation; and all others shall be forwarded to the NALC Executive Council for their consideration and appropriate action. Those appropriate authorities shall report to the National Convention on all such resolutions and the action taken thereon.

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.


 

 

Minneapolis
Convention information

Thursday, July 26:
Click here to read the
Convention Chronicle for Thursday, July 26.
Click here to check out photos on the NALC's Flickr page.

Wednesday, July 25:
Click here to read the
Convention Chronicle for Wednesday, July 25.
Click here to check out photos on the NALC's Flickr page.

Tuesday, July 24:
Click here to read the
Convention Chronicle for Tuesday, July 24.
Click here to check out photos on the NALC's Flickr page.

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
Publications Contest.

 

 

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!