Current Events and Info

NEW STANDING ORDER APPROVED AT THE APRIL 2019 UNION MEETING
The time to adjourn for all regular branch meetings is at 8:30pm.  A motion made by any member and adopted by a majority vote of the body will suffice to extend the meeting.  Note, this does not require that meetings must go until 8:30.

BYLAWS CHANGE APPROVED AT THE APRIL 2019 UNION MEETING
Effective immediately, all references to officer or steward pay shall be changed from Grade 2, Step O, to Grade 2, Step O, Carrier Technician rate, Table 1.  Note, this changes the language of our local agreement to be consistent with Grade designation changes by National. It does not change the amount being paid (Grade 1 was eliminated, Grade 2 became Grade 1, and a new Technician rate was added which is the equivalent of the old Grade 2).

THE 2019 BUDGET (ratified)
The 2019 Budget was approved at the February Union Meeting.  Click here to view the budget.

NEW STANDING ORDER TO HANDLE DUES IN ARREARS
Effective 1/1/2019 – The first 5 Pay Periods without dues being deducted in each calendar year will be forgiven if there are no more than 5 Pay Periods with no dues payments made in the year.
If there are more than 5 Pay Periods in a year without dues deductions, members will be expected to pay all costs incurred by the branch for all pay periods where dues were not deducted during the year. This amount shall be equal to the National and State dues that the branch has to pay each Pay Period (approximately $10 per pay period).
Once arrears reach more than 5 Pay Periods in the calendar year a notice will be sent documenting the amounts paid and the amounts that are due.  Failure to pay dues that are in arrears within 6 months of such notice shall result in the termination of membership.  Arrangements for payments will be considered to have met this requirement. The minimum monthly payment will be $20.
Also, Forgive all dues in arrears from 1/1/2016 to 12/30/2018 and reimburse those that have paid during that period.

BYLAWS CHANGE APPROVED AT THE
OCTOBER 2018 UNION MEETING
Article 3, Section 5 – Members of NALC Branch 111, who have maintained a continuous membership in any branch of the NALC for five (5) years, upon retirement from the Unites States Postal Service, shall be given a retirement watch and a retirement pin.

Health Insurance and Prescription Costs
Depending on your health insurance plan, prescription meds can sometimes be cheaper if purchased at a different pharmacy and not using your health insurance plan.  One place to find a nearby cheaper place (or just compare prices) is at rxsaver.com.  Let us know at Union Meeting how this works for you. 

We had a successful Retirees’ Dinner Sept. 27th.
See the photos of the party here.


BYLAWS CHANGES APPROVED AT THE
SEPTEMBER 2018 UNION MEETING

Article 3, Section 1: The dues of this branch shall be 1 hour per pay period at city letter carrier grade 2 step C, table 1. Any member not on dues check off shall maintain their dues (1) year in advance.
NOTE: Currently our dues are $29.49 (increased because of a pay raise this month) but will be lowered to $26.78 when this is approved by National. Yearly branch income will be reduced by a little over $50,000.

Article 4 Section 16: If any Branch office, except that of the President (Refer to Article 6 section 2 of the Subordinate and Federal Branches of the National Constitution) becomes vacant, the Branch President will, within thirty (30) days and in accordance with applicable rules specified within the NALC Constitution, appoint a member in good standing to fill the vacancy until the end of the office’s term. In the event that the office of President becomes vacant, the Executive Vice President shall succeed to the Presidency. 


 BRANCH111.COM is back.

Branch 111’s website is slowly coming together. As we build it from scratch we ask for any photo’s, stories or news about activities that you would like to share. We will also need help recognizing the people in pictures that we already have but do not have the history that goes with the pictures. Still, they represent the history of the branch and we would like to preserve what we have and repair that which we only have pieces.
Send your photos and information to the Webmaster at webmaster@branch111.com