President Report:   

I have been informed that Lubbock will become an Amazon hub site. This means we will be delivering Amazon packages on Sundays starting in about a month. Also, we will have same-day delivery, which means when Amazon packages arrive at the post office early in the morning they will all be delivered that day.  More

ATTENTION

WE NEED UNIFORM DONATIONS AT THE UNION HALL ASAP OUR NEW CCA'S ARE IN DIRE NEED OF UNIFORMS AND WE ARE SHORT, ESPECIALLY OF LARGER SIZES.  PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANYTHING TORN OR WORN OUT.

COATS, HATS, GLOVES, SHIRTS, PANTS, ETC.

Secretary's Report:   The Regular Branch Meeting of NALC Branch 2589, Lubbock, Texas, was called to order by President Mitch Terral at 7:04 P.M. The invocation was given by J. Smith. The membership then said the Pledge of Allegiance. The roll call of officers was taken. All officers were present except T. Robles. He called and will be here. I. Zorola was added to the attendance list for tonight due to illness. M. Terral read the attendance list for the August Executive Board and Steward meetings. J. J. Ramirez, Jr., was added to the Steward List due to illness. .  More

Safety Corner 

How many times have you heard management say "safety is of the utmost importance"?  Do you believe that safety is as important to management as it should be?  Of course not. That's because safety is only important when it doesn't take time or cost money at the USPS. My wife worked for AT&T as a repair technician for many years and that company found ways to incorporate safety into the workday each and every day.  They had safety rodeos, and award ceremonies for lengths of time without accidents.  Safety was actually more important to the company than how long it took to complete a job.  A good friend of mine was a train engineer for BNSF railroad for 40 years.  That company held local and district and regional safety meetings constantly to find ways to keep employees safer.  They would do joint cookouts at work and tie it into safety. And both of those companies are extremely profitable. Here at the post office we get a 3 to 5 minute safety talk once a week, only because it is required.  And actually most stations don't even do that.  Most stations cannot get an employee to be the safety captain, because everyone knows management heart is not in safety.  If you have an accident, you are almost always blamed, and discipline is sure to follow.  If you get injured on the job, most managers immediately think you are lying and are not really hurt. They seem to go out of their way to keep you from getting paid, and to keep your claim from being excepted as an on-the-job injury.  We must all remember that every employee is responsible for safety at all times.  Safety does come first, even if you are not told that by your boss.  Always, always work safely even if it takes a little bit longer.  Maybe someday Postal management will understand how important safety is and give us the tools and support that we need.  Until then, please be safe.

Tentative-national-agreement-is-reached:  The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to accept the agreement versus 4,732 to reject it, as reported by NALC’s Ballot Committee chaired by Joseph DeRossi of Jamaica, NY Branch 562.

LMU Negotiations:   Local negotiations will be conducted October 16 through November 14, 2017. All cities under our jurisdiction need to review their local memorandum of understanding and submit ideas for changes and your LMO you can be found on our website at  nalcbranch2589.org. If your city does not have a local agreement then we need to try and get one so please review the locals on our website and help us create one for your city by submitting your ideas. Bring your suggestions in writing, yes in writing to union meeting July 20 and August 17th. We would have to vote on any changes in September.