Things to Remember Your employee ID # Your hire date (used for seniority) - probation period is 90 work days or 120 calendar days, whichever comes first When are local branch meetings Who do I talk to if I have a question - always ask a co-worker first Find out and save important contacts and phone numbers below: Steward _________________________ Phone # _________________________ Post Office _______________________ Phone # _________________________ Supervisor________________________ Phone # _________________________ Weingarten Rights If you are requested to meet with Management, and you feel that discipline or termination may result - read the following to Management PRIOR to the meeting, and then call a Union representative to help you. "If this discussion could in any way lead to my being disciplined or terminated, or affect my personal working conditions, I respectfully request that my union representative, officer, or steward be present at this meeting. Until my representative arrives, I choose not to participate in this discussion." Carrier Academy 2014-15 Brochure Designed by Brian Greunke, V.P. NALC Branch 89 Merged, Blair NALC Leadership Academy Class 18. Fall 2014 With the assistance of Chuck Walls, President NALC Branch 5, Omaha City Carrier Assistant (CCA) GUIDE This brochure is designed to aid you in your new career as a City Carrier Assistant, CCA. The brochure was developed with the help of many CCA’s, many of which are now Career Letter Carriers. It is our hope that you use the advice and tips of “veteran” carriers. They have a wealth of knowledge that they can and will share with you. We want you all to succeed! Helpful Links Remember: www.usps.com SAFETY IS ALWAYS FIRST! www.nalc.org -Know what you should do in case of emergency Helpful Memorandums / Literature -who do you call? (accident) National Agreement Q-and A’s for CCAs (M-01810) CCA Rights and Benefits booklet -where do you park? The Letter’s Carrier’s Guide -where do you go next? The National Agreement (2011-2016) -where do you go? (weather) -Always plan ahead -Always be defensive when driving -be courteous and safe -never assume you know what the other driver will do. -Be aware of your surroundings -is there a dog hiding? -other hazards you can’t see? Why join the NALC? Tips from CCA’s for CCA’s “Don’t be intimidated by everything that you have ahead of you. It will come to you but not all at once so don’t fret it. After all, you’re delivering mail, use your brain and body correctly and you’ll learn. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.” K.W. in Lincoln “Get to know your union stewards. They are your best resource. Ask the carriers about “hidden boxes” or mail slots on their routes. That way when you are carrying on those routes, just knowing where to put the mail will help you get into a rhythm and won’t slow you down.” C.B. in Fremont “Safety is the #1 priority. Be safe at all times. Drive carefully. Have comfortable shoes. (Very important!) And always stay hydrated. Ask a senior carrier if you have questions.” C.L. in Schuyler Strength in numbers With close to 260,000 members, the NALC is a force to be reckoned with. One Voice When negotiating or bargaining for wages and benefits, having a strong presence and unified voice makes a difference in the results we get. Dignity and Respect With all the brothers and sisters of the NALC supporting each other, no one can single out and intimidate one of our own without a fight. Proud History The NALC has been fighting for the rights and benefits of it’s members since 1889. For over 125 years, our predecessors blazed a trail for us to follow. It’s our turn to pay it forward to the next generation of letter carriers…. Our New CCA’s.
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