Welcome to San Diego!
The second-largest city in California located on the Pacific Coast neighboring the Tijuana Mexican border. Encompassing approximately 368 Mail Handlers as a branch of the parent organization Local 303 Headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
San Diego is a military town surrounded by military installations not limited to the Naval Station in the South, Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in the North, and March Air Reserve Base to our Eastern flank with smaller components of the U.S. Army and U.S. Coast Guard in between. Home to the Padres, Chargers, and a Processing and Distribution Center comprised of civilians, active, retired, disabled and honorably discharged military veterans, and family members.
San Diego Picnic 2015
On Sunday, July 19, 2015 the San Diego Branch of NPMHU-Local 303 held its Annual Picnic. The Picnic was held in San Dieguito Park which is located in the beautiful city of Del Mar in San Diego County.
The Picnic was well attended by San Diego Mail Handlers and their families. The event offered jumpers, games and prizes for all the children in attendance. There were games for the adults in such as softball and games in which the children and adults could participate in together.
Great food such as chicken, pork ribs, hotdogs, bake beans, green salad and potato salad. There was also snack treats served such as popcorn, ice cream, snow cones, watermelon and a variety of refreshments.
A free raffle was held for the Union members in attendance. Local 303 Recording Secretary Brenda Thompson selected the items to be raffled, which included a variety of gift cards from Starbucks, Movie theaters, Cold Stone Ice Cream Parlors, Chili’s Restaurants, Red Lobster Restaurants, a Samsung Tablet, and the Grand Prize of a 42 inch Flat Screen T.V.
Although the weather was a bit uncooperative towards the end, everyone enjoyed themselves immensely. I would like to thank San Diego Branch President Dwight Whitney, the San Diego Branch Shop Stewards, as well as Local 303 Recording Secretary Brenda Thompson for the great job that they did in organizing the event.
Shop Steward Training
Shop Steward Training - San Diego
Local 303 held Shop Steward training for both Regular and Alternate Shop Stewards in the San Diego area on March 9, 2015. The training was conducted by our National Trainers consisting of Tim Dywer and Paul Hogrogian. Paul, who was recently selected by our National Executive Board as National President John Hegarty’s successor, agreed to conduct the training even though he is in a transition period with National President John Hegarty. Paul will step into the position of National President on May 2, 2015. To have him conduct the Shop Steward training…… well, it doesn’t get any better than this.
Also participating in the training of our Shop Stewards was our National Contract Administration Department (CAD) Manager TJ Branch, National Executive Board Member and Representative for our Western Region Rudy Santos, Regional Step 3 Manager/Representative David Ross, and Step 3 Representative for the Western Area Don Gonzales.
Approximately 20 Stewards attended the training including San Diego Branch President Dwight Whitney, Moreno Valley Branch President Jarol Garcia, Local 303 Vice President Juan Torres, Local 303 Treasurer Van Cunningham, Local 303 Recording Secretary Brenda Thompson and Local 303 President Javier Valencia.