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2020 Dental Plan Announced!
Mail Handlers Local 323 and Health Partners continue working together to provide you with the best coverage at the lowest price. The 2020 plan is being offered with no change in benefits.
The forms necessary to enroll, change your coverage, or add direct billing, are available on the Local 323 Dental Page. The period for changes ends December 18, 2019. Please mail or fax your materials in time to reach Mail Handlers Local 323 by that date.
Please feel free to contact the Local 323 office with any questions.
November Update - From the Local President
And the peak season approaches. But, the peak of what exactly? I guess that largely depends on your perspective. Peak season has become the prevalent term which has replaced what was previously known as the Christmas rush or holiday rush. In a universal sense, it means the time of the year when the Postal Service experiences its highest volume. Yet, mail volume isn’t the only peak that occurs during this time. Continues …
Local 323 Conducts Steward's Seminars
During September and October, the Local Union conducted several Steward's seminars for the Metro Area Branch Representatives. This event was envisioned as a seminar, because it was specifically designed to be an exchange of information among Representatives with different levels of experience. It was deigned not only for the Officers to provide information to the Stewards; but also, to allow the Stewards to tell the Officers what tools and support they needed. We need to have the skills and tools to fight today’s battles, while preparing for the challenges that lie ahead.
While we primarily covered serious topics, there were also some light-hearted moments over lunch. During this time, we shared strategies, swapped war stories, and built comradery. Some pictures from the seminars may be viewed by clicking on the picture.
October Update - From the Local President
Negotiations over the terms of the 2019 National Agreement remain open, the Postmaster General has announced her upcoming retirement, and perhaps most importantly, the payment resulting from the National RI-399 settlement was recently seen on checks. Continues …
September Update - From the Local President
Sometimes we can be overtaken by the pace of activity and we find ourselves in the position of trying to catch up. This may be driven by an increase in the volume of usual activities or a decision to take on additional tasks. The first may be the result of external factors, while the second usually results from a decision to seek further objectives. You keep pushing forward day after day until you find yourself typing in a hotel room far from home because there’s a couple of hours left in the day that you can’t afford to waste. Sometimes that’s the way it goes. Continues …
August Update - From the Local President
We’re approaching the time where the rubber meets the road regarding National Negotiations, we’re watching to see what action may be taken by Congress after their return from their summer break, and new hires continue to replenish the MHA ranks following the recent round of conversions. In addition, management continues with an onslaught of disciplinary action related to attendance. Continues …
2019 Local 323 Matt Lopez Scholarship Awarded
The 2019 Local 323 Scholarship Matt Lopez has been awarded to Daniel Yi. Daniel is the son of Minneapolis Branch Member Hung Yi. The Members of the Local Union Council wish Daniel the best in the pursuit of his education.
July Update - From the Local President
Contractual grievances are keeping your Representatives busy, while grievance numbers continue to swell due to an onslaught of attendance related discipline. National Negotiations are underway, and we await the official release of the Postmaster General’s 10-year business plan. We continue full speed ahead towards the future. Continues …