A BIT ABOUT US
Union organization working for the letter carriers in Sarasota and Longboat Key.
Turning Interest Into Action
NALC is a non-profit union organization, organizing city letter carriers in the Sarasota and Longboat Key offices.
Your NALC 2148 SARASOTA Resource Center
We will keep you up to date with our local information, as well as what is happening at the National level.
To all CCA's that were promoted to career status in 2019, to all of those who were able to retire in 2019.
Food drive t-shirts will be voted on at the January meeting, and if passed, orders for the t-shirts will be coming shortly.
Main Office, you will be having minor adjustments conducted at the end of March. Your input is very important during this procedure.
LBK, you will also be having minor route adjustments, to be conducted in mid-March.
Employee Assistance Program
The EAP program is available to USPS employees and their families. Your EAP gives you the ability to.....
Improve your health and well-being
Balance work and home life
Tony - 941-356-0977 ( Formal A) retired
Teri - 941-266-5059 (Formal A and Informal A) steward Glengarry (hall rental)
Liz- 941-447-7516 ( Informal A) steward Southgate (editor)
Scott - 941-284-7861
Kirk - 941-356-0826 (Informal A) steward Gulfgate and Annex
Kimberly - 941-296-5710 (Informal A) steward MPO
Drew - 941-228-8757 (Informal A) steward Longboat Key and Gulfgate
Alyssa - 941-549-5710 (Informal A) steward Glengarry
Randy - 941-705-1486(Informal A) steward MPO
Lenka - 813-638-9835 (Informal A) steward Gulfgate
Katie - 941-993-5400 (Alt. Steward) MPO
Jolanta - 941-374-4186 ( Steward) Longboat Key
President - Tony Mancheno
Vice Pres. - Teri Hughes
Secretary - Liz Voakes
Treasurer - Scott Voglesong
Asst Sec/Trs - Kirk Ramme
HBR - Alyssa Black
Sergeant-at-Arms - Drew Kopacz
Chaplin - Luis Colon
Trustees - Dave Marriott, Robert Mercado, Kimberly Mullins
NALC National web-site NALC.org
Florida State web-site FSALC.com
Membership Meetings 2020
National Convention August 17-21
Holiday Party - October 11 -1:00-??
Refreshments @ 7:00, Meeting @ 7:30
For the last couple of months management has been instructing carriers to leave mail on the floor or you are instructed to take the mail with you and bring back what you can't deliver. They need to split up routes, there were sick calls, overburdened routes due to route inspections and they want you back to the office by 6:00pm or not later than 7:00pm. Sounds familiar? Management has the right to manage, but they also have to manage according to the handbooks and manuals. Imagine if a postal inspector walked into the building and saw mail on the floor. Management has just reported that ALL mail is out for delivery. Do you think they will say they instructed you to leave mail on the floor? In the past, carriers have been accused of leaving mail behind, even though they were instructed to leave the mail. Don't let this happen to you.
You have a right to REQUEST and be provided a PS Form 1571 any time a supervisor instructs you to leave mail. This is a form used by letter carriers to record delayed and/or curtailed mail.
Handbook M-41 241 Sections 131.44, 131.45, 131.46
Also in the M-41 441 listed in part 24, 442.1, 442.2, 442.3
The M-41 Handbook is located at each carrier case in the route book.
SUNDAY - FEBRUARY 16th
Bee Ridge Park
Bring your own equipment
All postal employees and family are invited.
Weingarten Rights, letter carriers have the right to Union representation in investigatory interviews conducted by Managers, Postal Inspectors, or USPS (OIG) Agents. Weingarten gives each employee the right to representation during any "investigatory interview which he or she reasonably believes may lead to discipline.
FYI, you never know who is watching you. Is it your supervisor, manager, postmaster, or your customer's camera. You are on camera over 50 times a day. Ring door bells, traffic cameras, business security cameras. Just remember to smile.
MPO, you have to inform your steward when things are not being done correctly. Do NOT just come up and tell them, ask to see a steward so that you can get your information documented.
LBK and MPO, you will be having minor route adjustments this spring. Be honest, give your input, take your lunch and breaks, deliver safely, thank you for your help, in advance.