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From the President’s Desk I can not begin to men-
FOOD DRIVE 2011: tion the names or see the faces
I’d like to start off by thanking every- of all the people I have worked with
one who worked so diligently to make over the years and I would never try and mention them all be-
the 19th annual food drive a success cause the list would go on and on. But for those people who
once again. Through your hard work have supported me, I want to thank you from the bottom of my
and dedication we collected nearly heart. Without your support, I could never have done it.
175,000 pounds of food for 2011. Al- I also must thank the Board of Officers for all their hard
President Jerry Giesting though our coverage through the vari- work and dedication to making Branch 43 one of the best
ous news outlets was the best ever, NALC Branch’s in the nation. When it comes to hard work and
the overall poundage for the entire area that encompasses commitment, you will never find a better group of people.
Branch 43 was down from last year. THANK YOU, you made me very proud as the leader of Branch
The members of the food drive committee were trying to 43.
be very optimistic we would be able to meet or beat last years Finally, I want to personally thank David Kennedy for the
total, but with the everyday cost of food and gasoline at all time excellent job he has done as my Vice President. You stood tall
highs, it was obvious those people who gave food last year when the times were tough and I know you will continue to
may find themselves the recipients of the food this year. Once lead this Branch through the difficult challenges facing this
again, great job letter carriers!! Because of your hard work, Union. I know you have all the makings of a great leader and
many less fortunate people will be able to obtain some food for this Branch is lucky to have you.
themselves and their families through the free store. When I told David I was retiring he had a very difficult task
We are very fortunate to have good paying jobs whereby at hand, because he had to choose a Vice President. I told
we can support our families but unfortunately many people David I was glad I didn’t have to make that call because this
need help and this is one simple way we can all help. I’d also Branch is fortunate to have several officers who have the knowl-
like to thank all the different agencies involved including the edge and capabilities to meet the challenges of the job. David
Postal Service for their committed efforts throughout the drive. finally made his choice and has selected Doug Lape as the
Without everyone’s involvement, we could never accomplish new Vice President of Branch 43. I think Doug is an excellent
such a great feat. choice as he has shown excellent leadership skills and con-
tract knowledge. I know David and Doug will lead this Branch,
ITS TIME TO SAY FAREWELL: and I know we are in good hands for the challenges facing this
It’s hard to believe but its time to turn the page in that big Union.
book titled “life” and move to the next chapter. The decision to My last request of the members of this great Branch is for
retire has been on my mind for over 2 years since I was eligible YOU to give David and Doug the same support you have given
to retire but I kept putting it off because another challenge was me throughout the years. They cannot do this job and be
always just around the corner. I’ve always been told you will successful on their own. They need your help!!! I have com-
know when its time to move on in your life and I’ve come to mitted to remain active in the Branch and help out in whatever
realize that time for me is now. role I am needed. Please commit yourself to do the same.
This job takes away a lot of your family life and I want to Remember this Union is only as strong as its members.
thank my wife and children for understanding and being there Thanks again for everything and may God keep you and
for me. I’ve called on them many times for help with various your loved ones safe.
types of Union events that the Branch was hosting and they
have always been there to help. I’ve also been blessed with
four grandchildren and I now have another granddaughter due Sincerely,
in July. Now the time has come to enjoy life with all of them. Jerry Giesting, Past President
Page 2 June News & Views
From the VEEP, Dave Kennedy
By now you retired union members who believe that
may have heard the SB 5 is good for Ohio. I’ve encountered
APWU membership voters who’ve exclaimed …Don’t get me
has ratified a new started! When asked to join in this citi-
five-year agreement zens veto of SB 5. The biggest surprise
with the Postal Ser- is when our own membership cannot
NEWS & VIEWS
Volume 122, Number 6
vice by a margin of 3-1. Although clerks see the correlation between this state
Published Monthly by: and other members of the APWU have issue and us as federal workers. The
Queen City Letter Carriers issues unique to their crafts we do have mentality currently ravaging many state
NALC Branch 43, a common employer. APWU President legislatures, including Ohio, is also very
4100 Colerain Avenue Cliff Guffey recently highlighted a few
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223
prevalent for us a federal workers as evi-
details of the agreement stating …we denced by the fact Congress is dissect-
Board of Officers were able to retain protection against lay- ing the APWU agreement.
offs, bring back thousands of jobs in each Moving across the Capitol to the
President: Jerry Giesting craft, and limit excessing. Monetary de- Senate side, the Fiscal Year 2012 Bud-
Vice President: David Kennedy
Secretary: Fred Kirchgessner
tails of the APWU agreement include a get which has already been approved by
Recording Secretary: Jim Meale wage increase of 3.5% as well as seven the House includes anti-federal worker
Asst. Secretary: Burt Hughes uncapped Cost-of-Living Adjustments recommendations awaiting Senate ap-
Treasurer: Connie Griffieth with the first increase delayed until No- proval. The House Budget Resolution’s
H.B.R./M.B.A.: Jim Metz
vember 2012. The new agreement also plan is to freeze federal employee pay
Sgt.-At-Arms: Mike Mize
Comp. Officer: Barb Martin provides for the creation of a new non- for five years, cut the workforce by ten
Dir. Retirees: John "Corky" Corcoran career ‘Postal Support Employee’ and percent, and require employees to sig-
President Emeritus: Gary Gabbard anticipates conversion of current eligible nificantly increase their health benefit
TE and casual clerk employees. and retirement contributions. The Plan
Denny Doud, Dave Durbin,
While the USPS and the APWU also recommends changing the high-3
Skip Grant, Don Mueller, Randy Utz hammered out details of their agree- formula to a high-5 approach for com-
ment, Congress was busy holding a puting federal pensions, given the fact
A.F.L. ~ C.I.O. Delegates: hearing and scrutinizing their efforts. that 60 percent of the federal workforce
Executive Council -Ted Thompson
Chairman of the House Oversight and will be eligible to retire in the next ten
Tiffany Back, Brian Bailey,
Kevin Hensley, Doug Lape, Government Reform Committee, Darrell years. The budget further proposes a
Lamont Seaborough Issa (R-CA), thought the pilot project that would turn the Federal
agreement…may in fact be the wrong Employees Health Benefit Plan (FEHB)
Editor/Webmaster: direction, to less flexibility, less ability to into a defined contribution premium sup-
trim the workforce and less ability to, in port arrangement, in which federal em-
EDITOR’S NOTES the future, make the kinds of investments ployees and retirees would be given a
Branch 43 members are encouraged to
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about your station, current events, etc. are welcome.
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article for space or coherence, every effort will be many state legislatures to do away with ing our employer is the main focus of the
made to preserve the substance and intent of the
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(4) Articles must arrive at the Branch office few weeks remaining to solicit signatures and FERS overpayments and then al-
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Send items to: on a petition for a citizen’s veto of Ohio low the USPS to use the recovered funds
Senate Bill 5 (SB 5) on the November to fulfill future pre-funding requirements.
Editor, News & Views
4100 Colerain Avenue ballot. Since the petitions began circu- The NALC is also seeking greater free-
Cincinnati, Ohio 45223 lating early last month, I have been both dom for the USPS’s networks to offer new
appreciative and shocked by the re- products and services in order to gener-
sponses I’ve received. There have been
Continued next page
June News & Views Page 3
Editor, Fred Kirchgessner S t e w a r d ' s C o r n e r
Passing the Torch! t
I would like to start out by introducing myself to those
Jerry Giesting has retired and Dave e of you I don’t already know. My name is Doug Lape and
Kennedy is the new president. Dave has w as you are reading this, I am your new Vice President,
chosen Doug Lape for his vice president. a having been selected by your new President Dave
Now how does this effect YOU, the r Kennedy to fill this position. I would like to thank Dave for
member? Very little. You may not even
d the confidence and trust that he has shown in me and I
notice a difference, except Jerry won’t be
's promise that I will do everything that I can to live up to his
answering the phone.
and the membership’s expectations. I would also like to
For the last 4 and a half years Jerry Giesting has
been preparing Dave to “fill his shoes”. Jerry has been C thank newly retired former President Jerry Giesting for
mentoring Dave with his experience and Dave has been o his years of service to this branch and our members and
attending every training session that he has been able to. r also for what I have learned from him over the years. He
will definitely be missed. I will be getting out to the stations
Dave Kennedy is a respected union representative. n
and the associate offices over the next few months and I
Dave is respected by the NALC National Headquarters, the e look forward to meeting all of the members that I don’t
Postal Service management and the letter carriers. r know and also seeing the old friends that I have worked
If you’ve called down here to speak with Dave, he
with over the years.
was probably on the phone. Dave slights no one when it
In closing I would just like to say that no one person or
comes to spending time with them on the phone to explain
group of people can run this or any union without the help of
“their situation” to them. Dave will make a fine president, but
everyone. When you see management doing something
that’s just my opinion right now. If it isn’t your opinion, time will
wrong, let your steward know or call the Union office and let
either change your mind or you haven’t had a chance to deal
one of us know. If you are a veteran carrier and you see a
younger carrier being told to do something wrong, speak up,
don’t let management get away with bullying someone who
may not know the rules as well as you. If you witness
As announced at the spring steward training, as per
something; write up a statement for your steward, you never
the law, the branch must collect taxes on money paid out to
know when you are going to need a fellow union member to
stewards. W-2’s were passed out at the training and a portion
do the same for you. We all need to look out for each other
of them were turned in. We cannot issue any money to any
and stick up for each other.
steward without a W-2. If you need one, please call the office
and I’ll mail you one. If you have one, please get it to us ASAP.
The only thing that has changed is that we are In solidarity,
collecting payroll taxes. You were always required to pay Doug Lape
taxes on the money. The Department of Labor considers
stewards and officers as employees. The IRS requires an
employer to collect taxes.
Veep Continued from Page 2
ate new revenue, as Priority Mail is the only class of mail cur-
rently showing an increase.
As much as federal, state and local government em-
ployees realize the need for balanced budgets, there are ways
to accomplish this without eliminating the middle class. Many
of the proposals currently before Congress would make fed-
eral jobs less attractive, at a time when we have maintained
the USPS as the most trusted federal agency. Although we’re
cautious, the reality is the benefits we enjoy today can be taken
away tomorrow by the stroke of a pen.
Page 4 June News & Views
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The drawing will be at the December Branch Meeting.
SHE DID IT AGAIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Letter carriers are, by nature, opti- these two very important issues, but congresswoman’s’ reasons for not sign-
mistic people. Working for the USPS, when she could get something for her- ing on were weak . We thought we had a
you have to be! When Jerry, Dave, Ed self at our expense, we were all of a sud- representative who could think for her-
Wesseling and I exited Jean Schmidt’s den on the front burner. self and act on her own convictions.
office a few months ago, we were feel- But that night, I made up my mind Where are we, on the grade school play-
ing pretty good that finally, it seemed we to give it one more try. So I called the ground? We have to wait and see who
were going to be able to count on Jean local office and spoke to the staffer I had else is doing whatever?
Schmidt. She spoke passionately about been working with. I told her about our Since January, working families,
six-day delivery and she believed it was disappointment that Congresswoman teachers, policemen, firefighters and
outrageous how we had to pre-fund re- Schmidt was not on our list of co-spon- unions have been under attack by this
tiree health care benefits. The congress- sors and also how we felt about her po- new breed of Republicans who will not
woman was going to digest the legisla- litical motives by wanting to be a part of stop until we all have our faces in the
tion and we were going to get back with the food drive. The staffer appreciated mud begging for crusts. These newly -
her. my honesty and said she was going to elected governors and their cronies will
Three phone calls later, Jean call Washington, D.C and see what she RUE THE DAY they started down this
Schmidt had yet to co-sponsor anything. could do. path. PAYDAY for them is coming. The
Then came the Food Drive. Her office The staffer phoned me a few hours American people have had enough. And
called our office twice wanting all the later saying the staff in Washington was we’ve had enough of Jean Schmidt. She
information and details, so the congress- STILL looking at the legislation and that is either with us or “agin” us.
woman could get her photo-op. This did Schmidt wanted to see who else was
not go over too well at last months’ offic- going to co-sponsor!!!!! This is AFTER TO BE CONTINUED......
ers meeting. The feeling was, she can’t she displayed a grasp of our concerns
get back with us and AFTER she learned of the biparti- KEEPIN’ THE FAITH
about san support we had. I don’t know who
else she wanted to Jim Meale, Recording Secretary
see on that list, and
said so when I
emailed the staffer
telling her the
June News & Views Page 5
Letter Carrier makes a difference Proposed By-law Change by Fred Kirchgessner
in more ways than one!
Corryville carrier Jared Kriger had
SALARIES AND REIMBURSEMENTS
no idea one morning that his decision
to switch routes would save the lives of Section 9 In addition to the specified salaries in this
two children. Jared was getting ready by-law article, each officer shall receive a
to start his route when he looked up at a busy intersection and reimbursement equal to yearly dues, payable
observed a tiny girl on the corner. quarterly (this excludes full time officers).
Thinking that the adult nearby was her mother, he
Change to read:
watched as the woman passed by, and the child started to
him. As she got In addition to the specified salaries in this
closer, he became by-law article, each officer shall receive a
salary equal to yearly dues of an active
even more con-
carrier, payable quarterly (this excludes full
cerned, as she was time officers).
too little to even tell
him her name or
where her parents ARTICLE VII
were when he STEWARDS
asked. He secured Section 6 The steward’s dues will be reimbursed for each
his vehicle and month that he/she serves in that capacity.
turned in just The reimbursement will be paid to the steward
enough time to pre- annually. Alternate stewards will not receive
vent her from stepping out into traffic. any reimbursement of dues. Any steward on
After asking passersby and knocking on doors and hav- extended sick leave or LWOP due to illness
ing no luck, Jared called the police for assistance. While he or injury must notify the Branch office
waited, a neighbor went to the corner store and brought back immediately, in order to be temporarily
diapers and wipes, because the child needed a diaper replaced by the alternate. When a steward is
on extended leave, that steward is entitled to
change. There weren’t any volunteers for that job, so Jared,
their dues reimbursement, if the leave is over
who has a 2-year old and a 4-year old himself, figured he was 3 months the alternate or replacement will
best qualified! After an hour had passed, emergency crews receive the dues reimbursement until the
found the child’s mother unresponsive, and another infant steward returns to duty. Upon return to work
child unattended. Jared hasn’t heard how the family is doing, (full or light duty) the steward must notify
but says, “I’m glad I traded routes that morning. I was in the the Branch office and resume the duties, or
right place at the right time.” be permanently replaced by the Branch
Change to read:
Angela Rheude Milford, OH A salary equal to the steward’s dues will be
Customer wrote in to express their pleasure with their paid for each month that he/she serves in
new letter carrier. “She is the greatest thing ever to hit the that capacity. The salary will be paid to the
USPS. Warm, friendly, efficient and appears to love her job steward annually. Alternate stewards will not
receive a salary. Any steward on extended
even in the rain when she is soaking wet.” Thanks so much
sick leave or LWOP due to illness or injury
From the Cincinnati Digest.
must notify the Branch office immediately, in
order to be temporarily replaced by the
alternate. When a steward is on extended
leave, that steward is entitled to the steward
salary, if the leave is over 3 months the
alternate or replacement will receive the
salary until the steward returns to duty.
Upon return to work (full or light duty) the
steward must notify the Branch office and
resume the duties, or be permanently replaced
by the Branch President
Page 6 June News & Views
Shoot for a Cure II Raised $700.00 for MDA
Ryan Giesting won the .50 Cal
closest to the bull contest
Tony diFrancessca shows off his Organizer Mike Mize has 700
winning target. reasons to be happy.
Almost 30 shooters braved mild but rainy
weather to make the Shoot for a Cure II a
major success raising $700.00 for MDA.
One of the reasons for the success was the
.22 rifle donated by FFL Barry Kuntz
(see ad on page 10). Mike Kamp takes aim with the .50 caliber “hand cannon”.
June News & Views Page 7
Last Punch Bunch
David Duncan, Jr.
June Retiree Birthdays
Cecil Howard Jr
William “Sonny” Feck of Taft is Ken Shepherd of Loveland holds his
groomed for retirement. retirement jacket and retires!
RETIRED CARRIERS MEET FOR Parkdale Retirees
Richard Newman We will be meeting, as usual, on
LUNCH - 1st MON OF THE MONTH.
Edward Richardson All are welcome! We have been the second Wednesday of the even
Wm. Rohe averaging about 15 to 20 carriers each numbered months. Our next breakfast
Henry Sandlin month. For more information call Greg will be at Cracker Barrel on June 8th
Anthony Schneider Stulz 859-380-9512 or Ed Wesseling between 8:00-8:30. If it’s your NSD,
Robert Shepherd 513-300-6119. come on over and see your retired
Milton Smith June 06 will be at Ludlow Bromley friends.
Ronald Stieby Boat Harbor
John Wilkens 860 Elm St, Ludlow, KY 41016 PH 859-
John Wuellner 291-8132
Louis McClanahan July 11 2nd Monday, because of
the holiday, will be at
The Cabana on The River
7445 Forbes Rd, 45233 Sayler Park PH
Gold Carriers 513-941-7442
West on US 50 look for sign for Fernbank
David Bickett Park turn left across the RR tracks,
Harold Burns Fernbank Park to the left, Cabana to the
Robert Clayton right.
Harry Crofton III See you there, Ed Wesseling
Edwin Klosterman May YOPC Attendees
Wm. Price John “Corky” Corcoran
Dick “Stick” Keller
Harry Rechtin Judy Kirchgessner
Eugene Walsh Jerry Mees
Lester Weber Mike Nagel
Always do right. This will gratify
Please join the above next month
some people and astonish the rest.
for sharing old times, playing some
Mark Twain cards and a little food.
Page 8 June News & Views
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Have you seen this photo? IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR JARAP 2011
There are two important changes in the current
JARAP agreement that all carriers must pay close attention
to. The first is that any 3999 conducted after March 22, 2010,
requires management to sit down with the regular carrier
within three days and discuss the data complied during the
one day walk. In the past, during the JARAP carrier
consultation, the 3999 would be discussed but it may have
been performed months earlier. Now if the carrier can see
what was recorded within three days, they will have a much
better understanding and challenge any possible claims of
management improperly taking time deductions.
The second requires local management to post the
Workhour/Workload for each route in a convenient location
each day. Carriers need to review this data, verify their volumes,
One of our city carriers was delivering his route when he and make sure overtime or pivots are properly recorded. If
stumbled upon a parcel sitting atop a mailbox. To protect these requirements are not being done at your station, please
himself, he took this photo because he did not deliver it. inform a steward or call the branch.
On that day there were supervisors from other offices While the JARAP 2011 is the parties’ fourth
“visiting” carriers on their routes to “make sure all safety rules agreement in a continuing series to jointly evaluate routes, all
were observed”. indications are these agreements will continue. These two
The carrier forwarded this photo to the Union Office. changes are meant to control possible data integrity issues
When Jerry Giesting got the photo, he called the Post Office to since routes are being adjusted using documented carriers’
get an explanation of who delivered it, no one knew. times.
Sue Egbers, a steward at Anderson, asked to see the
scans to see who delivered it and the Post Office refuses to Tentative City Carrier Bid Schedules
supply the information. All they say is that a scanner from a Open Close Award
route that has been abolished was used. 06/01/2011 06/15/2011 06/24/2011
The only thing that has been determined is that NO CAR- 07/14/2011 07/29/2011 08/07/2011
RIER delivered the parcel, contrary to what the Mt. Healthy 09/01/2011 09/15/2011 09/24/2011
carriers were told. The way we know that no carrier delivered 10/13/2011 10/28/2011 11/06/2011
12/01/2011 12/15/2011 12/24/2011
the parcel is because no carrier has been disciplined for it.
If you don’t believe that there are double standards in the
Post Office, here is an example. Someone from manage-
ment probably delivered the parcel because they refuse to
prove differently. Had a carrier delivered it, they would have
received the “next step” discipline, even if it was removal.
If the Post Office did the right thing, they would have told
us who delivered the parcel and that corrective action was
taken, but as usual they operate under their double standard.
This is a strong example if why professional, trained
people should be delivering the mail, not part time people like
the Post Office wants. The clerks just ratified a contract that
gives them a large percentage of part time employees.
Custodians, clerks and idiot bosses should not be deliv-
ering parcels. Yes, the person who delivered this is an idiot. If
it was a supervisor and one of their carriers did the same thing,
what do you think they would have done?
Do you think the reason the Post Office won’t tell us who
it was is because how can that boss write up a carrier for
doing the same thing that they did. Is this an example of
Page 10 June News & Views
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Members who call should ask for the
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and identify themselves as members of
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social security number and claim information readily
available when you place your call.
· Health Benefit Plan 1-888-636-6252
· Claim Forms 1-888-636-6252
· Caremark Speciality Pharmacy 1-800-237-2767
· CIGMA Plussm Savings 1-888-636-6252
· Caremark Web Support 1-800-378-9442
· PPO Locator Service 1-877-220-6252
· Caremark FastStart Program 1-800-875-0867
· ICARE Alert (Home Monitoring) 1-800-800-0221
· OPM’s Health Insurance Group 2 1-202-606-3818
June Calendar NALC/First Health 24-Hour Nurse, Telephonic Provider
Directory and Hospital Precertification
Officer's Meeting ~ 6:00 June 9th
1-800-622-6252 24 hours-a-day
Branch Meeting ~ 7:30 June 9th
Flag Day ~ June 14th NALC/United Behavioral Health, Mental Health and
Father’s Day ~ June 19th Substance Abuse Helpline, provider information and
First Day of Summer ~ June 21st
Y.O.P.C. ~ 9:30 A.M. July 6th 1-877-468-1016 24 hours-a-day