Congressional "Meet & Greet" 2016

   

 

              

Congressional "Meet & Greet" 2016

 

Our recent annual DC lobbying trip (April 13-15) was exceptional, and all NYSALC Officers and Executive Board members, CDLs, and all NYSALC Branches are to be commended for their help in ensuring our success. Despite the unanticipated Democratic Debate in Brooklyn on the night of our event, we entertained 2 Republican Representatives and 4 congressional aides at a “Meet and Greet”at Hutchings Hall in the NALC building...Congressmen Peter King and Dan Donovan provided resounding support for all of our positions and showed how truly effective our program has been on both sides of the aisle....The event was pre-empted with our traditional Rap Session, where President Rolando gave us an up-to-date briefing on contractual issues, political strategies, and also fielded questions. Meetings with Senator Gillibrand’s staff and Senator Schumer during the day, provided solid support for our issues, including Senator Schumer’s response that he stands with us on 6 Day Mail Delivery, Door to Door Delivery, and the halting of plant consolidations with the return to proper Service Standards.The entire event was well attended (80 members, President Rolando, members of the Executive Board, and our Legislative Department) and totally enjoyed by everyone.

George T. Mangold
President, NYSALC
AFL-CIO