We are deeply saddened to announce that on February 6, 2021 Branch 908 lost it's
Founding Father Bill Revak.
Brother Revak’s storied 35-year career with the Postal Service began in
1956 after serving his country in Korea with the U.S. Army.
Brother Revak became President of Branch 908 in 1962. He attended his
first NALC convention in 1964 in Miami – his first of over 20 biennial
conventions in a row as a delegate. In 1970, he led Branch 908 to stand
shoulder-to-shoulder with the members of Branch 36 during the Great Postal
Strike. In 1973, he began merging other NALC branches in South Jersey with
Branch 908 – ultimately growing the branch to 27 offices and 724 active and
retired members today. In 1975 Bill was the national vice-president running mate
of NALC icon Vince Sombrotto. He was a feared arbitration advocate for NALC, and
was responsible for saving the careers of many letter carriers during his time.
“He will be sorely missed, but his contributions to our branch and the
union will live on,” current NALC Branch 908 President Gary DiGiacomo said. “He
was a true unionist and always had the membership come first and taught everyone
in our branch the importance of being in the union.”
In addition to Brother Revak’s many accomplishments as a union leader
and representative, he was a well-respected member, activist and leader in his
community – serving on the zoning board and school board and arranging blood
drives and local charity events. As a member of the American Legion for over 30
years he served as post adjutant, trustee and house chairman for the majority of
his years with the organization.
"Our entire NALC membership grieves the loss of Brother Revak," NALC
President Fredric Rolando said. "Leaders such as Bill blazed the trail and
cleared the path for the rest of us. Without the dedication to this union of
people such as him, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Our sincere condolences
and heartfelt prayers go out to his family, friends, and loved ones.”