Golden Empire Branch 782, NALC


Welcome to the website of the Golden Empire Branch 782, NALC, Chartered February 25, 1901.

  Serving the cities of:  Arvin, Avenal, Bakersfield, Boron, California City, Delano, Edwards AFB, Lamont, McFarland, Mojave, Ridgecrest, Shafter, Taft, Tehachapi, Trona, and Wasco, CA

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Last Edited:  11/16/2021 02:28:20 PM

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Nominations for the election of NALC Branch 782 delegates to the 2018 National Convention will be held at the regular Branch meeting on September 22, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the Branch 782 Union Office located at 2628 F Street, Bakersfield, California. Candidates must accept nominations at the time made or, if absent, in writing to the Branch Recording Secretary within three (3) days after the nominations is made. Nominations may be submitted in writing provided that they are received by the Branch Recording Secretary prior to the closing of nominations at the regular branch meeting in September. Upon nomination, every nominee must certify that he or she has not served as a supervisor for the 24 months prior to being nominated. By virtue of the position, Branch 782 President and Vice President shall be delegates to the National Convention. ELECTION The election will be conducted by secret ballot at the regular meeting on November 17, 2021 at 7:00 P.M. at the Branch 782 Union Office, 2628 "F" Street, Bakersfield, California. Any member who, for any reason, will be unable to vote on November 17, 2021, may obtain absentee ballots by submitting a signed written request to the Election Committee, Golden Empire Branch 782, 2628 "F" Street, Bakersfield, California 93301-1816, at least two weeks before the election. Absentee ballots must be returned to the election Committee by November 16. Write-in votes are not permitted. ELIGIBILITY FOR BRANCH FUNDS Of the delegates from the Bakersfield local area selected to the National Convention, the requirements of eligibility for Convention funds will be; attendance at ten (10) of the twelve (12) regular General Meetings just prior to the National Convention. Of the delegates selected from the outlying Associate Offices (excess of thirty miles from Bakersfield), the requirements of eligibility for convention funds shall be: attendance at least two (2) meetings (any combination of regular General Meetings and/or Quarterly Area Meetings) in the twelve months just prior to National Conventions.

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national/national convention.pdf


See the Latest, never published, Cartoons by our own Branch 782 Cartoonist, Fred Acedo

Useful Forms

Holiday Work Volunteer List Light Duty Request* FMLA Forms 1, 2, and 6 (Self, Family, Child)
Cancellation of Annual Leave 3971 Leave Request (New Form) Br 782 Reimbursement Authorization
Br 782 Expense Voucher M-41 National Agreement in PDF Format

Br 782 Mileage Reimbursement

Handbooks, Manuals and Descriptions Stewards Just Cause Training

Links to Other Useful Websites

US Postal Service NALC National Web Site American Postal Workers Union
U.S. Office of Personnel Management USPS Retirement Information Center OSHA
US National Labor Relations Board Postal Uniform Vendors Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

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General Information

California EEO Attorneys Carrier Death Information Civil Service Questions & Answers
FMLA vs. SLDC Health Benefit Information Archives of Past Articles


***New Retiree, Alvie Ramos shown in Last Punch Bunch Below:

Military Buy-Back Forms Recent Retirees TSP Information


We're always looking for photos!  If you have photos of postal events or photos of interest to other employees please contact or send them to the webmaster.  Describe your photo, add dates, names, etc.  We'd like to share them with others.

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Last Punch Bunch (Retirees) General Meetings Bowling Special Festivities & Picnics Misc,
 Last Punch Bunch June 2003 Meeting 2007 Bowling Tournament 2002 Local 782 Picnic Oildale's First Post Office
Alex Dang Retirement photos November 15 General Meeting 2008 Bowling Tournament December 2007 Christmas Events Golden Empire Union Office
Retirement Party for Bill Curtis December 15, General Meeting Potluck 2009 Bowling Tournament Christmas Party 12-5-09 Letter carriers in the heat
Retiree Dinner at Hodel's 11-3-10 General Meeting, March 22, 2016 2010 Bowling Tournament October -  2015 Picnic Photos NALC State Convention - 2008, L.A., CA
Basil's Zuniga's Retirement Breakfast Union Meeting 10-25-16 2016 Bowling Tournament Photos South Station Thanksgiving 11-19-16 National Convention, Anaheim, 8-10-10
 Parting Ways March 26, 2017 2017 Bowling Tournament 12-20-16 Christmas Potluck 2007-2012 Photos
General Meeting 9-27-17 2018 Bowling Tournament NALC Food Drive 2003 December 15, So Station Potluck
Michele Seela Retires General Meeting 10-25-17 2019 Bowling Tournament NALC Food Drive 2017 Million Mile Club 2017
 Cherilyn Morgan General Meeting 11-15-17 (Election of Officers) 2020 Bowling Tournament  2017 NALC Branch Picnic  Always Busy, Darryl Holderman
General Mtgs, July, Aug, Sep, 2018 So Sta Retirement Festivities,. 10-27-17 Baseball Photos October 2019
 Tributes - Those who have departed Officers Installation 2020   South Station Thanksgiving  Covid-19 Bulletins
       2018 Food Drive 2018 Veterans Day Special Edition Newsletter
Alvie Ramos Retires! Branch 782 Picnic October 2018

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