Just a few reminders that June is the last meeting before the Summer break; however, the Union hall will be open on the third Wednesday of July and August from 7 to 10 PM. We have a lot of business to conduct and a lot of decisions to make regarding Management's interpretation of our new contract and existing National level settlements. We also are submitting two important National Agreement resolutions for consideration of the delegates assembled at the August NALC National Convention in Philadelphia. We will discuss these amendments with you and ask for your thoughts and comments on them. Also, at the June meeting we will be holding our second annual "SHRIMP FEAST". So, come on out and help us discuss the direction your Branch will be taking with regard to Management in this District. After the business is done, kick back and enjoy some great shrimp and beverages. Thanks, and have a safe and happy Summer.
Steve Lipski, President
Whereas: Section 436 of the ELM provides that an employee or former employee is entitled to receive back pay for the period during which an unjustified or unwarranted personnel action was in effect which terminated or reduced the basic compensation, allowances, differentials, and employment benefits which the employee would have normally earned during the period; and
Whereas: Such back pay is allowed provided the employee has made reasonable efforts to obtain other employment; and
Whereas: Any amount which the employee earned in a new employment or in an enlarged part-time employment to replace Postal Service employment must be determined and offset against the amount of reimbursement to which he or she should be entitled; and
Whereas: The requirement to obtain employment and then offset any amount the employee may have earned against the reimbursement he or she is entitled to because of the unjust and unwarranted personnel action is patently punitive, unfair, unjust and unreasonable; therefore, be it
Resolved: That the NALC do everything in its power to provide that no employee who suffers an unjust and unwarranted personnel action be required to seek employment, or that the earnings from such employment be used to offset the reimbursement to which he or she is entitled because of the unjust, unwarranted personnel action taken.
Retroactive Increase: The first year 1.8 percent increase will be implemented shortly and retroactive back pay calculation made as soon as possible. Letter carriers who retired after November 17, 2001, will receive full back pay for work between November 17, 2001, and the date of their retirement. Their annuities will also be adjusted accordingly. (The November 2001, increase will raise their high-three average salary and therefore their monthly annuities.)
COLA Cash: The annualized amount of any COLA generated by the increase in the CPI-W between October 2001, and July 2002, will be paid as a one-time cash payment. The cash payment will be included in the September 27 paycheck. The amount of cash payment will not be known until the Consumer Price Index for July is released in mid-August. Only city carriers in a pay status during Pay Period 19 (August 24-September 6) of 2002 will be eligible to receive the cash payment. Those in a full-time regular pay status will receive the full amount of the cash payment. Hourly rate employees (part-time flexible carriers and part-time regulars) will receive a pro rata portion of the payment based on their number of paid hours in the 26 pay periods prior to September 7, 2002.
Anna M. Baitinger: On May 20, 2000. Loving Mother of Bill Baitinger and his wife Sandy. Bill, a retired member out of the Magnolia office, was the Shop Steward at Magnolia, and Sgt. At Arms for the better part of his Postal career. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Anna's memory to the Berean Baptist Church, 516 W. Evesham Ave., Magnolia, 08049.
John Hannigan: On May 1, 2002. Retired Penns Grove letter carrier and Postal Worker. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hudson United Church, Memorial Fund, Pedricktown, 08067.
|Begining Balance||April 1, 2002|
|Income To Fund||April 15, 2002|
|Balance before expense|
|Fund Balance||April 30, 2002|
|Printing Branch Newsletter||$90.10|
|Retirees Brunch Gifts||627.64|
|Posters, Branch Picnic||31.00|
|Nat. Conv. Fund (2004)||12,005.00|
|Branch Awards (6)||300.00|
|Per Capita, 2nd quarter||216.00|
|Employee salaries, less ded.||2,069.59|
|Total expenses & transfers||$17,803.42|
|E. C. Gattone - Atco||H. C. Schappert - Gibbstown|
|S. E. Smith - Glassboro||R. L. Gaff - Gloucester|
|G. A. Brown - Haddon Hts||J. G. Guerra - Haddon Hts|
|L. R. Sampson - Voorhees||D. G. Earling - Voorhees|
|W. G. Griffin - Maple Shade||A. D. Kutruff - Maple Shade|
|P. P. Dela Garza - Marlton||V. Apartin - Marlton|
|J. A. Kilgore - Marlton||K. S. Walker - Mt. Ephraim|
|F. Donacheva - Nat Park||B. J. Samuels - Pennsville|
|W. T. McCallister - Pennsville||R. M. Briles - Riverton|
|A. W. Rossell - Riverton||W.A. Breitenstine - Runnemede|
|S.S. Goodman - Sewell||E. J. Peace - Stratford|
|T. P. Buter-Gaines - Stratford||J. H. Waterfield - Stratford|
|E. W. Pendlebury||Somerdale|
|K. D. Franklin||Gloucester|
|R. G. Croxton||Glendora|
|Convention Delegates Meeting||Wednesday, 6/26/02, 8 pm|
|Open Season Long Term Care||July 1 to December 31|
|Branch Fishing Trip*||Sunday, 8/11/02|
|NALC Convention||8/19-8/23/02, Phila|
|Next Board of Officers, SS Meeting||Wednesday, 9/11/02|
|Branch Picnic*||Sunday, 9/15/02|
|Next Branch Meeting||Wednesday, 9/18/02|
(*) Contact Jim Livingston for details
Have A Happy, Safe Summer!!