District 3 Report
Matthew Sellmeyer

2nd Quarter Report of 2018

GREETINGS TO EVERYONE

Hope that everyone is doing well. 

I made visits to Wichita Falls Branch 1227 and Lubbock Branch 2589 to sign members up for the LCPF.

In our District 3 meeting in April NBA Kathy Baldwin and TSALC State President Carlos Rodriguez were in attendance.  President Rodriguez talked about the LCPF.  That they were trying to eliminate the cost-of-living for current and future retirees under (FERS).

Raising pension contributions by up to 6.45 percent over the next six years, costing active letter carriers up to $3,600 per year.

Reducing COLA’s for the CSRS annuitants by 0.5 per cent each year.

By taking your average High 5 pay over 5 years instead of your high 3 pay over three years.

Slashing the rate of interest paid on assets invested in the Thrift Savings Plan Government Securities’ (G FUND), costing active and retired letter carriers alike, $32 Billion over 10 years.

We all need to come together and put forth our efforts to help stop all of these.  We need to give to the Letter Carrier political Fund (LCPF).  We need to fight and protect your jobs and benefits.  So please give to the LCPF.

Kathy Baldwin discussed the procedures of checking your routes for Route Counts.  This was one of Kathy’s last hoorah’s before she retired.

Just recently read that the Trump administration’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) proposal to privatize the USPS.   We all need to contact our Representatives and Senators to put a stop to this as well.

I make monthly visits to Congressman’s Mac Thornberry’s Amarillo office to talk to them about our legislation issues.  Everyone needs to talk to their congressmen to let them know also.

Hope to see everyone in July at the National Convention

In Unionism

Matt Sellmyer
District 3
Branch 1037