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National Business Agent's Newsletter

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Michael J. Birkett

Michael J. Birkett, National Business Agent

December 2014

Mike Birkett is the new National Business Agent for NALC Region 5.

The installation of NALC's 28 elected national officers, for four-year terms, took place in Washington, DC, on the evening of Saturday, December 13, 2014. (click here to read the Postal Record PDF document)


Michael J. Birkett

PMG Donahoe to Retire

November 14, 2014

WASHINGTON — The United States Postal Service Board of Governors announced today that Postmaster General and Chief Executive Officer Patrick R. Donahoe has decided to retire February 1, 2015, after 39 years with the Postal Service. (Click here for additional information and details)

The Postal Service Board of Governors named Megan J. Brennan, the current Chief Operating Officer, of the Postal Service, as the 74th Postmaster General and CEO. (Click here for additional information on USPS website.)


PMG Donahoe

Monitoring & Enforcement of Memo on Residual Vacancies

December 2013

NALC Headquarters has authorized this office to assign a point person responsible for monitoring the enforcement of the Memo on Residual Vacancies (M-01824) and to make sure every Residual Vacancy is filled. I am writing to let you know Charlie Sexton has been assigned to this office for the next couple of months as OUR point person. Charlie and the rest of the office will be working diligently to see that every vacant route is filled and every possible CCA is converted to Full-Time Career Status. NALC is taking steps and spending considerable resources to ensure that CCA's who should be converted to full-time regular status are converted in accordance with the Memo, hence Charlie's detail. Click here to read more.


Dan Pittman

Sims Appointed RAA in Region 5

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NALC President Rolando has appointed Mark Sims, Branch 203, Springfield, MO to fill the vacant Regional Administrative Assistant (RAA) position in Region 5. Mark will be in the office full-time effective February 7, 2011.


Mark Sims

Jim Beach, New ISALC President

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Congratulations to Jim Beach, Branch 644, Muscatine, Iowa as the new ISALC President effective January 1, 2011.


Jim Beach

Stephanie Stewart, New ISALC Vice-President

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Congratulations to Stephanie Stewart, Branch 352, Des Moines (Central Iowa Merged), as the new ISALC Vice-President effective January 1, 2011.


Stephanie Stewart

Danny R Pittman, National Business Agent

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The 30 national officers of the National Association of Letter Carriers, plus seven AFL-CIO delegates, were installed in a special ceremony in Washington Saturday. Danny Pittman is the new National Business Agent for NALC Region 5.


Dan Pittman

Birkett Appointed RAA in Region 5

President Rolando has appointed, effective August 3, Michael J. Birkett, 53, of Branch 257 in Dubuque, Iowa, as RAA in the St. Louis Region (Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas) to fill the position of Nicole Rhine, who was appointed National Assistant Secretary-Treasurer when George Mignosi was elevated to Vice President.

Birkett, president of the Iowa State Association since 2003, served three years with the U.S. Army Military Police before joining the Postal Service in 1984. He quickly became active in the NALC and served 10 years as branch president, among other posts. (click here to read PDF press release)


Mike Birkett

Nicole Rhine Installed as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

On July 15, Rolando announced that he had appointed Region 5 RAA Nicole Rhine, a former President of Lincoln, Nebraska Branch 8, as Assistant Secretary-Treasurer. Rhine, a Regional Administrative Assistant for the St. Louis Region since December 2006 and a former President of the Nebraska State Association, succeeds Mignosi. Congratulations Nicole!


Nicole Rhine

Rolando Installed as 18th NALC President

Fredric V. Rolando, a member of Sarasota, Florida Branch 2148, has been installed as the 18th President of the National Association of Letter Carriers. He officially became leader of the union on July 4.
(click here to read press release)


Fredric V. Orlando

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