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There Never Has Been a Better Time To Be a NAPS Member
By Dan Mooney
NAPS North Central Area Vice President
At the North Central Area conventions I attend, I offer presentations that explain the importance of increasing NAPS membership and recruiting non-members. These prospective members include USPS Headquarters and area employees, postmasters, managers and supervisors—new and old.
Increasing membership benefits NAPS locally and financially. But, more importantly, membership in NAPS gives members opportunities to network, coach and mentor each other. And membership gives branches the ability for members to attend other functions to network, coach and mentor on a wider scale, then share that knowledge with their branches.
In late April, I attended via Zoom and in person, a Central Area New Supervisor Program training class attended by more than 150 new supervisors. I told them why they need to join NAPS. There is no better time than now to recruit new members.
NAPS is coming off a historic, successful and well-earned positive decision on its lawsuit appeal. The Appeals Court settled NAPS’ ability to represent all EAS employees in its favor and remanded some pay issues to be decided. The outlook is looking good for all EAS employees because of what NAPS has done and is doing for all EAS employees.
All the issues in the lawsuit benefit all EAS employees. No other management organization represents and defends its membership as NAPS does. One management organization actually tried to block NAPS’ lawsuit from moving forward to acquire better pay that would also benefit its members. Think about that for a minute!
Clearly, NAPS is the premier postal management organization in which to be a member. We stand up for our members and represent them better than any other management organization. This is the perfect time to explain and enlighten nonmembers as to all NAPS has done and all it has to offer.
Branches always should have a supply of membership folders on hand and use them as needed. If you need membership folders, call NAPS Headquarters and they will send you what you need. Once you get a new member’s 1187, tell them when and where the next branch meeting is. Let’s get on a roll and strike while the iron is hot.
There never has been a better time to be a NAPS member. Good luck recruiting! Be a good leader and they will follow you.