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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UPDATED:  05/20/2024 09:11 PM


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See over 475 of the Latest, never published, Cartoons by our own Branch 782 Cartoonist, Fred Acedo   

Useful Forms

                                           *** Denotes Most Recent Additions

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
Hingehealth -  Caregivers Assistance Program -  Jump in on Twitter.  OptOut Form for CalSavers 
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


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.


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
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  
Alvie Ramos Retires! Branch 782 Picnic October 2018

If you have information or photos of a recent retiree please submit them to the webmaster with their name, years of service, and last assignment.  Photos are most welcome!


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