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Important Call to Action!
Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles are set to spike beginning this January. Unless we help push recent legislation introduced this will occur regardless of whether or not their is an increase in Social Security payments (which are projected not to increase).
H.R. 3696 and S. 2148 (Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015) have been introduced to prevent an over 50% increase in Medicare Part B premiums in 2016 for 7.5 million people, including certain letter carriers who are covered by both Medicare and Civil Service Retirement System.
Please encourage other letter carriers as well as everyone you know to call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected to their local representative and then again for each of our US Senator. After they are connected have them ask their local congressional representatives and both Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer and urge them to sponsor these bills.
When connected to your Congressional Rep ask them to please sponsor HR 3696. When talking with your Senate office please ask them to sponsor S 2148. Again both these bills are titled the Medicare Premium Fairness Act of 2015.John Beaumont, President
California State Association of Letter Carriers
Valley Fire Update
NALC Brothers and Sisters:
Northern California just experienced one of the worst flash wildfires in over 30 years. As a result of this, over 700 homes to date were completely destroyed in just two days. A couple dozen letter carriers were among the thousands of people evacuated from the area, many have yet to be allowed back into their neighborhoods.
After contacting our branches in the affected area we had been advised that one member, Karen Schuler, Branch 214 Secretary-Treasurer, lost her home entirely. She didn't even have time to collect much of her belongings before being rushed out by the Fire Department. Shortly after leaving her house Karen was informed that her residence had burned to the ground, and all her vehicles on the property were destroyed. Karen's home was located in the town of Middletown, approximately half of this community was demolished by the fire.
We have not heard from any of the other affected branches whether or not any of their members' have suffered any similar losses. If we do we will let you know of their status as well.
Branch 214 has set up the following fund for donations to help assist Karen deal with her loss. Those who wish to donate funds please make checks payable to the following:NALC Branch 214
Place in the Memo section: "Victims of the Valley Fire"
2310 Mason Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133-1800
Thank you.In unionism,
President, California State Association of Letter Carriers