District 5 Report

3rd. Quarter Report of 2018

Greetings Brothers and Sisters,


2018 is the year where carriers need to be in the alert mode. Carriers if you don’t have the NALC app. implement it to your phone. You all need to know what’s going on in Washington and what our national President is doing to fight back and what we need to do to help.  

In order for us to continue to enjoy our wages and benefits we need to contribute to our letter carrier political fund. Federal Express and UPS are contributing millions of dollars in Washington because they want to continue working and to have a secure job. Let’s just talk about the United States Postal Service. It has not happen yet because we have had a Republican President and a democratic congress or vice versa but now that we have a Republican control we have to pay attention more what is going on in Washington. The majority of the republican do not like unions because we have descent wages and benefits. Those carriers that still have a long time to retire and want to continue working and be able to retire you need to contribute to the letter carrier political fund we are not buying the vote we are securing ours jobs by supporting those members of congress that are supporting our issues. The union has fought all this years to get where we are at and it is up to us to maintain our wages and benefits by contributing to the letter carrier political fund. The election is very critical.          

The PAC fund is used to help those candidates that will support our issues in order for us to stay strong and to head in the right direction. We have home insurance, car insurance, health insurance, and life insurance. Why not have job insurance, contribute to the letter carrier political fund by signing up for it. We need to be united and strong. The State is signing members to contribute to the letter carrier political fund. Our State Vice President has related the message that 125 new members have signed up for the letter carrier political fund.     

Thank you Gilbert Montalvo and Br. 1456 for having me at their local meeting and to speak about the Letter carrier political fund and Francisco J. Mendez I thank you for signing up for the letter carrier political fund. 


We must continue registering people to vote and getting out the vote is a MUST to the letter carriers. We need to vote for those candidates that will support our issues, we have to encourage those people who are register to vote to go and vote.  We have to convince them that their vote does count.

For information about House resolutions go into the NALC app.,  government affairs, bill tracker and you be able to see the 3 HRES 15,28, 31 need your support.

We have to pass the word around to family, friends and people to go out and vote.  Voting matters make the call.

U.S. Mail: not for sale rallies being Organized

On October 8, 2018 tell Congress that U.S. Mail is not for Sale!

TX 16
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D)
San Jacinto Plaza, E. Mills Ave & N. Oregon ST.
El Paso TX 79901
Representative is a co-sponsor on H.Res. 993
Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D)
Houston City Hall-901Bagby St.
Houston, TX 77002
The representative is a co-sponsoron H.Res. 993
Rep Lloyd Doggett(D)
301W 2nd St
Austin TX 78701
The representative is a cosponsor on H.Res. 993

To all Br. Presidents of District 5 can you email your telephone number and let me know when you all have your monthly meeting so I can attend one of your meetings. 


In Unionism,

Luis A Palacios
District 5 Board Member
(956) 645-1062