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BRANCH 193
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Ernie Arrañaga - President
Theresa Corridan - Vice President
Tommy Rivera - 2nd Vice President
Pat Mulligan - Recording Secretary
Sharon Epp - Financial Secretary
Kelvin Kamachi - Treasurer
Guillermo Martinez - Sgt. at Arms
Guillermo Martinez - Leg. Liaison
Danny Laffan - Trustee
Mike Cisneros - Trustee
Leo Torres - Trustee
Jackie Lanto - Trustee
Frank Pieracci - Trustee

Formal Step A Designee for SJ, Theresa Corridan

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BRANCH 193
SHOP STEWARDS


Almaden Valley
John Martinez

Bayside
Alfonso Montano


Berryessa
Collie Turner

Blossom Hill
Steve Miller
Ramon Manapul

Cambrian Park
Ray Gauthier

Campbell
Ian Davies

Cortese
Tommy Rivera
Dhanwant Dhaliwal

Foothill
Art Parrilla
Al Lopez

Gilroy
Debra Masten

Hillview
Victor Barrientos

Los Gatos
Kevin Janton

Los Gatos Dell
Ian Davies

Milpitas
Lin Zhou

Morgan Hill
Angel Montelongo Jr.

Robertsville
Hasan Dulic
Rachel Garnsey

St. James Park
Chris North

Saratoga
Candice Wurthmann

Seven Trees
Jason Davalos
Edward Superio

Willow Glen
Gabriel Cruz
Jack Dusthimer
Christine Mata

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Vera Martinez-Krauth
















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WELCOME TO:

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

LETTER CARRIERS

BRANCH 193

San Jose, California

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Latest Local and National News

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Letter carriers recognized as

2017 Heroes of the Year

 

Letter carriers recognized as 2017 Heroes of the Year

 

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 21, 2017 – Letter carriers who rescued a young man from a house fire, helped police defuse a tense standoff with an armed man, and raised money for a disabled-accessible van for a young girl, will be honored Oct. 4.

Matthew Lamb of Johnstown, PA, repelled by heat and smoke from a burning house before going to the back yard and telling the 20-year-old trapped inside to jump out the window into his waiting arms, is the National Hero of the Year. Clinton Parker of Waterbury, CT, a 30-year Army veteran named Eastern Hero of the Year, counseled a fellow veteran suffering from PTSD to yield his weapon, which he’d already fired. Letter carriers in Springfield, IL, who held a fundraiser that enabled the family of a 12-year-old girl with muscular dystrophy to buy a van that could accommodate the girl’s wheelchair, will receive the Branch Service Award.

Several other carriers also are being recognized as heroes. They represent thousands of letter carriers who not only deliver the mail to 155 million households and businesses six or even seven days a week, but often assist in situations involving accidents, fires, crimes or health crises.

Donte Cotton of Dayton, OH, who crawled through broken glass to extricate a baby girl from a car that had flipped onto its roof, will receive the Central Hero Award. Daniel Ochoa of Garden Grove, CA, a Marine Reservist, who saw smoke coming from a customer’s house, spotted a propane tank near the fire, and doused the flames, is the Western Hero of the Year. Grand Rapids, MI, letter carriers James McKay and Evelyn Woodward, who provided CPR to a postal clerk who had fallen face-first on the lobby floor, was convulsing in a pool of blood and then stopped breathing, are the Unit Citation recipients.

Holly Allen of Charleston, WV, recipient of the Carrier Alert Award, was concerned when he hadn’t seen an elderly customer for a while, investigated and found the woman injured on her kitchen floor, even as natural gas was spreading through the house. Deb Ochetti of Burnsville, MN, who donated bone marrow to save the life of a stranger she had never met, is the Humanitarian of the Year.

The National Association of Letter Carriers Heroes of the Year will be honored by NALC President Fredric Rolando at a special luncheon at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Washington D.C. Go to http://nalc.org/heroes for further information on the Heroes, including video, audio and text.

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The NALC represents letter carriers across the country. Its 280,000 members make it the largest of the four unions representing employees of the United States Postal Service. Founded by Civil War veterans in 1889, the NALC is among the country’s oldest labor unions.

 

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Veterans Day holiday

 

This year, Veterans Day, Nov. 11, falls on a Saturday. This has caused some confusion regarding on what day letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe this holiday.

Letter carriers who are eligible for the Veterans Day holiday will observe the holiday on Saturday, Nov. 11. If Saturday, Nov. 11, is an eligible letter carrier’s scheduled non-work day, those carriers will observe the holiday in accordance with Article 11.5.

The calendar on the NALC Member App for Apple and Android smartphones will accurately determine your designated holiday when it is set for your correct non-scheduled days.

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Census Bureau data show improving income

but increasing inequality

Sep 19, 2017

Last week, the U.S. Census Bureau released numbers for median income in the United States. Overall, the numbers are positive, with median incomes for all families rising 3.2 percent to $59,039 in 2016. This is a slower rate of increase than 2015, which saw median income growth of 5.2 percent. The poverty rate also decreased 0.8 percent from 2015 to 2016 to 12.7 percent, making it the second annual decline in poverty. The poverty rate has still not returned to its 2007 level of 12.5 percent.

While the media’s portrayal of the new numbers has been very upbeat, the last couple of years of income growth is not nearly enough to counteract the income losses suffered by most Americans during the Great Recession. The main reason for this is the unequal distribution of income gains over the past two years. The Economic Policy Institute estimates that families in the top fifth of the income distribution saw faster growth than in 2015, while the bottom 80 percent of families saw slower growth. The marginal increases in income growth are insignificant in the face of such widening inequality.

This is very different from the period between 1947 and 1979, when the top income bracket was not the only segment of society that reaped the benefits of economic growth. The below graph from the Economic Policy Institute shows average annual family income growth by income group from 1947 to 2016:

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The anti-worker policies enacted over the years have been responsible for this shift from a more egalitarian society to one where the upper 5 percent of the income bracket gain almost all the new income.

 

 

 

 


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Pay increases under 2011-2016 National Agreement
Date Type of increase* Amount
Jan. 2014 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
July 2014 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
Nov. 15, 2014 General wage increase 1.5 percent
Jan. 2015 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
July 2015 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined
Nov. 14, 2015 General wage increase 1 percent
Jan. 2016 Cost-of-living adjustment to be determined

* Value of cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) depends on changes in the level of the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
** This COLA, calculated in 2013, will be deferred and paid after release of the January 2014 CPI.
*** This COLA, calculated in 2013, will be deferred and paid after release of the July 2014 CPI.

 

Letter Carrier Pay Charts
2011-2016 National Agreement

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2012 NALC Guide to Route Inspections

(click on book or link to read)           

The 2012 NALC Guide to Route Inspections (PDF, 5.5MB) was created to assist shop stewards and branch officers in identifying contractual violations that take place during management’s unilateral six-day route counts and inspections/adjustments, and with filing successful grievances on those violations.The sections in this guide take you through the inspection in chronological order and provide an easy reference to various provisions and related national settlements that govern route inspections.There is also a section with detailed descriptions and advice on how to read the various forms, reports and screens used during the route count and inspection process. Once you learn how to read one of our examples, you will be able to understand every one of the same type of form, report, or screen you will ever see.



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HELP SAVE AMERICAN JOBS. HELP SAVE OUR ECONOMY, BUY AMERICAN!

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DELIVERING FOR AMERICA

 

We deliver everywhere in the United States, that’s 144,000,000 households & businesses every day, 6 days a week.

Regardless of distance, we deliver at the same low rate—among the lowest in the industrialized world.

We are career government employees who take pride in our work, in our nation and in the U.S. Postal Service.

We care about our customers and the communities we serve.

 

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NALC President:
Fredric V. Rolando

 


 

Executive Vice President:
Timothy C. O'Malley

 


 

Vice President:
Lew Dras
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