April Update - From the Local President
All right, here I go again. If you sense an underlying tone of frustration, it’s because my old friend frustration is paying me a visit once again. Maybe it’s just me. It’s possible that I’m just becoming a grumpy old guy. So, I’m going to explore the source of my frustration and let you decide. Why am I frustrated? It’s been suggested that I don’t understand. Although, I can’t completely dismiss the possibility that I’m not the one who doesn’t understand.
March Update - From the Local President
The Postal Service Reform Act of 2022 (H.R. 3076) passed in February by a vote of 342-92 in the House of Representatives. The measure gained the support of all 222 Democrats and 120 Republicans. The Senate approved its version (S. 1720) by a vote of 79-19 on March 8th. In the Senate, 48 Democrats were joined by the two Independents and 29 Republicans in voting for the measure. The Act has now been sent to the White House for the signature of President Biden. So, let’s take a look at the final product.
February Update - From the Local President
There has been a dramatic decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases throughout the Postal installations within the MN-ND District. In the last couple of months, we have seen the daily report of infections drop from triple digits to a handful. There is no guarantee that the pandemic will come to an end or that there isn’t another variant lurking around the corner; but for now, everyone is breathing a sigh of relief.
Grand Prize Awarded!
The grand prize from the 2021 Local 323 organizing drive has been awarded. The Apple iPad Air along with the Apple AirPods Pro was won by Minneapolis Branch Steward Jarred Hoover. Pictured are Vice President Dean Abatte, Jarred Hoover, and Local President Jeff Larsen.