District-2 Report

RITA WILDER

4th. Quarter Report of 2018

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year District 2

On October 7-8, 2018 National Business Agent, Javier Bernal and his staff held a Region 10 Fall Training School. John Beaumont, Legislative and Political Organizer along with State Officers, and Letter Carrier Congressional Liaisons assisted with signing member up for the Letter Carrier Political Fund prior to the training session.  Javier, Shawn Boyd and Karrie Kimbrel provided a very intense training session on October 7, 2018.

The last day of the Fall School was devoted entirely to a rally against the privatization of the post office. Carriers marched carrying signs U.S. Mail NOT FOR SALE.  A rally was held in Dallas with Branch 132 members, Letter Carrier Congressional Liaisons along with members from the AFL-CIO.  If the post office become privatize that would mean hundreds of thousands of good paying union jobs would be lost.

In an effort to spread the word about the Letter Carrier Political Fund, I attended the Plano Branch meeting on October 11, 2018 and the members were very interested in the presentation. Information was provided on how and who to contact in order to sign up for the Letter Carrier Political Fund.

Midterm elections were held on November 6, 2018 and it changed the make-up of the House of Representative along with the Congressional District 32.  Jorge Paz, Letter Carrier Congressional Liaison for District 32 has a new Congressional Representative, Colin Allred.  Congressman Allred defeated longtime Congressman Pete Session. This election showed the power of getting out the vote.  Ron Stover, Letter Carrier Congressional Liaison for District 5 has a new Congressional Representative, Lance Gooden.

Installation of the National Executive Council took place on December1, 2018. President Fred Rolando spoke on the upcoming negotiation of a new National Agreement along with the immediate challenges facing the union.     

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of District 2 to plan on attending the District 2 Meeting.  The meeting will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2019.  Listed below is the location and time of the meeting. 

Please contact Rita Wilder, District 2 Board member for any additional information at

972-805-6798.

 

As I close out this year, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that helps make all of the functions and activities a success this year. I look forward to working with everyone in 2019.

In Solidarity, 


Rita Wilder
District 2 Board Member