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.
Kevin Quinn, Roger Pennell, Edith Dominquez, Stefanie Rebalsky, Mike Callahan,
Willie Bohanon, and Driss Bensar, welcome to career status.
Sunday 10-13 is the NALC Holiday Party. Food, drinks, entertainment. Bring the family, starts at 1:00pm and ends once the raccoons come out.
Promotion pay dispute settled.
M-01893, lifts the hold on T-6 step increases. All back pay should be received by the May 3rd pay check. If you have not yet received your back pay, see your steward.
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
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
Trustees - Dave Marriott, Nate Dolby, Kimberly Mullins
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 (Alt. Steward) Longboat Key
NALC National web-site NALC.org
Florida State web-site FSALC.com
Membership Meetings 2019
Holiday Party - October 13th -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.
Greetings fellow Letter Carriers of branch 2148. My name is Matt Balno aka, Buno. Not Bruno as the auto correct writes. Many of you know me. I have been a Letter Carrier for about 34 years now. I am stationed at the Glengarry office. During my many years here I have been an avid investor in the Thrift Savings Plan. I have studied the plan and its funds extensively. There are many who are new to the Postal Service who may not know much about the TSP. The reason I am writing this article for the branch is I wanted to make myself available to those of us who might have any questions, or concerns about TSP.
I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have about TSP. I have always been a big fan of the plan. It's one of the reasons I stayed with the Postal Service after receiving by Degree in Accounting. My goal is to be able to write an article about the TSP to help the membership understand it better and to inform you of any changes occurring.
Thank you for your time and service. I can be reached at 941-321-8526 or via email @
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.
April 15th was not only Tax day, but a day for Glengarry to get another Station Manager. Follow the rules and instructions of your supervisors and file a grievance if need be. Ask to speak with your steward. Summer is coming, seasonal customers are leaving, and the "heat" will be on....
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. Whether it is about the cage or 733-time, or anything else. The only way we can fix the problem, is for you to document and tell us to file a grievance.