President 2019 1st. QTR Report
2019 is flying by, New Years, valentines, spring break has come and gone. Easter is coming, followed by the end of school for our kids. Where does the time go? Looking back at the first quarter of 2019, there was a lot of activity.
We saw several branch presidents at the Committee of Presidents (COP) in Denton on January 26, 2019. The meeting gave the delegates an opportunity to be selected for committees at our state convention. All committee selections took place and acceptance letter mailed. Branch Secretaries, please get your delegate cards to the Forrest Shephard, TSALC Secretary as soon as possible, see the dates to remember. More
Vice-President 2019 1st. QTR Report
I hope every member is having a great spring. The Texas State Executive Board had our Executive Board meeting on January 25, 2019 to discuss the 2019 agenda. We will continue to visit branches to educate all our letter carriers on our issues, see you all soon.
The midterm elections in November brought new congressional representatives to Washington, DC. The state attended a lobbying trip to Washington on February 2019, along with some dedicated members who are not LCCLs, to educate the new members about letter carrier issues. It is important to make sure we can influence the new members to support letter carrier. Well I believe all members that attended Washington to lobby did an excellent job, so I would love to thank all members that participated in Washington. THANK YOU! More
The resolution, H.Res. 23, is identical to the resolution introduced in the 115th Congress, H. Res. 28, which reached 248 cosponsors, well above the necessary 218 members for a majority of support in the chamber. It is now the third Congress in a row that these supportive lawmakers have introduced this resolution.
Today, a bipartisan group of 13 House lawmakers reintroduced their anti-privatization of the Postal Service for the 116th Congress, calling on the House to take “all appropriate measures to ensure that the United States Postal Service remains an independent establishment of the Federal Government and is not subject to privatization.”
Today, Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sam Graves (R-MO) reintroduced their six-day door delivery resolution for the 116th Congress, calling on the House to take “all appropriate measures to ensure the continuation of its 6-day mail delivery service.”
Today, Reps. David McKinley (R-WV), Marcy Kaptur (D-OH), David Joyce (R-OH), Paul Tonko (D-NY), Don Young (R-AK), and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) reintroduced their service standards resolution, which calls on Congress to “take all appropriate measures to restore service standards in effect as of July 1, 2012.”
TSALC Auxiliary President 2019 1st. QTR Report
All Local Branches and Auxiliaries, please send the names of any deceased members from June, 2017 to May, 2019 to TSALCA VP Linda White at 14411 Suzanna, Amarillo, TX 79119.
The TSALC/TSALCA State Convention will be on June 26 to 28, 2019 at the Embassy Suites – Denton, 3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, TX 76201. Phone 940-243-3799. If you are planning to attend and stay at the Embassy, let the hotel know the Reservation Code: “NALC” to get the group rate of $129/night. The Cut Off Date for Hotel Reservations is June 20, 2019. We will need each Auxiliary attending to send a list of your Delegates to Secretary Beatrice Fuentes at 121 NW 11th Street, Dimmitt, TX 79027 by Friday, May 24, 2019. more