N.A.L.C.

BRANCH 210

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK

 

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UNION MEETING

HAPPENINGS

OCTOBER 2017

210 CLUB RAFFLE WINNER FOR OCTOBER WAS

(210 CLUB RAFFLE IS $5 EACH AND GUARANTEE $500 TO WINNER)

Jeannine Bills!

FOR $500.00

JEANNINE IS A CITY CARRIER FROM ROCHESTER NY 14609.

 CONGRATULATIONS JEANNINE!! 

The meeting was called to order by President Kenny Montgomery at 7:04pm. A motion to dispense with the reading of the previous meeting minutes was made and passed without dissent.

Director of Health Benefits Kenny Montgomery:  

Mike Masters reminded the members that open season is Monday November 13, 2017 - Monday December 11, 2017, this is the time to make changes to your health insurance for next year. To see new rates for 2018 click here  Retirees   Active carriers

Benefit Trust:

Financial report read to the membership with no questions or comments made.

AFL-CIO Report: Joe Dimaria:

Report given regarding the upcoming election in November. The labor council advises everyone to vote on the constitutional convention. the question is on back of the ballot, pensions are at stake and the convention could cost over 13 million in tax dollars.

Political Education: the house has passed their portion of the budget bill that cuts our pensions and increases our cost for that pension. the budget also eliminates the SS bridge costing retirees up to $80,000 in retirement funds. The budget now moves ot the Senate where we hope it fails.

Unfinished Business: President Montgomery:

Local Contracts to be negotiated October-November. Poll your carriers to see if they want any changes.

 

$50 raffle for Postal Pulse Surveys, Next raffle in December

 

Everyone has now received their pay raises

 

Next contract raise will be November 25, 2017, 1.3% for careers and 2.3% for CCA's. Will see it in your December 15 paycheck.

 

Steward Training in Niagara Falls went well. About 120 stewards from Ohio and NY attended

 

The new overtime rules from our new contract  go into effect on October 1, 2017. the change being that now all overtime counts in looking at equitability, and the list now must be posted weekly instead of quarterly.

 

(Nobody reported their CCA's still coming to Rochester on Sunday) Any Associate office CCA being forced to come to Rochester on Sunday for Parcel delivery, you are eligible for mileage to and from your home if it is farther from your home station. You would receive .53 cent per mile for the difference in mileage to the temporary station. See your Postmaster for the form to fill lout, any problems notify the union office

 

Due to the health benefits premiums for CCA's, they will have a CCA only special open season to sign up or change health plans. from September 4 -October 19 CCA can make changes which will take affect October 28. 

 

New Business: President Montgomery:

 

The color coded calendar is wring for 2017 concerning Veterans Day. Veteran's Day is November 11, 2017 and the Letter Carriers holiday will be Saturday November 11, 2017.

 

Back pay for Career employees based on the new contract SHOULD be in your paycheck December 1,2017, back pay for CCA's Should be in Paycheck February 9, 2018.

 

The union will sponsor a Defensive Driving course through AAA. Cost to union members is $18 per person and is limited to 25 people. Your reservation must be made through the union office at 427-2450 and will only be held by up front payment. Family members are welcome. Place to be decided.

 

Retirees Breakfast will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 at the Diplomat party house. All union members are welcome to help honor our retirees. There is no cost for this event to the member.

 

CFC goes through January 12, 2018, the union recommends the Postal Employees Relief Fund and MDA.

 

New Vehicles are being tested right now in 5 different locations.

 

Uniform allowance is now $441, all accounts will be updated with the new amount retro to May 21, 2017 by the end of October. If you don't see the aditional funds by November contact the union office. Call the number on back of your uniform card to hear balance on card.

 

The next union meeting is open to all members and is Wednesday September 6, 2017 at 7:00pm and will be held at the IBEW union hall located at 2300 East River Road, Rochester NY 14623.         

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