District 1 Report
District 1- Board Member
ARTURO "AG" RAMIREZ
District One 2019 1st Quarter Report
January of this year we held our Committee of Presidents meeting in Denton, TX, which will also be the site of our biennial state convention, in order to select members to serve on the various committees needed to conduct business at our state convention. The selection process consists of drawing random numbers that correspond with the delegate lists provided by the branches. We were also honored to have Executive Vice President Brian Renfroe attend the COP and provide the group with important updates concerning contract negotiations, duties of the state association and Letter Carrier Political Fund.
After concluding the business of the COP it was time to lobby our representatives on the Hill in Washington, DC. In late February the TSALC along with 30 other state associations made a very important trip to Washington, DC in order to begin the education process of the freshman congressmen and women of the 116th Congress and to build upon the relationships we have with our returning representatives. The LCCLs of the TSALC conducted themselves with outstanding professionalism and engaged the Texas representatives with information on all the House Resolutions, of concern to letter carriers, which had been introduced at that time. H Res. 23 Door Delivery, H Res.33 Privatization, H Res 54 Six-day Delivery and H Res. 60 Service Standards. The results of these meetings can be seen in the large increase in co-sponsorship by going to the “Gov’t Affairs” tab in the NALC app.
Please, if you have not already done so, reach out to your representative and request their co-sponsorship of these House Resolutions and if they have already signed on make sure to thank them for their support. I would also encourage you to educate the membership on the importance of our legislative efforts and the value of being a LCPF contributor.
In closing, I would like to let you all know how proud I am to be your District One Board Member. I’ve been graced with the pleasure of working alongside some really hard working members of this great union. The Board Members, the Letter Carrier Congressional Liaisons and the Branch Presidents have made this position a pleasure and a growing experience. Hope to see you all at our state convention.
“Those who would destroy or further limit the rights of organized labor - Those who would cripple collective bargaining or prevent organization of the unorganized – do a disservice to the cause of democracy” – J.F.K.
Up the UNION!!