Local Union Council
President Gibson was elected to his fifth term as Local President in 2023 after service as Vice President for four years and Branch President of the Philadelphia NDC for twelve years. Prior to his election as Branch President in 1999 Brother Gibson served as an alternate, regular and chief shop steward. President Gibson has also performed duties as a Regional Representative for the Eastern Area, Area Safety and Health Representative for both the Cap Metro and Eastern Areas. Brother Gibson also currently serves on the National Executive Board as the Eastern Region Vice President and as National Shop Steward Trainer.
Brother Rembelinsky elected to his second term as Local Treasurer in 2023 after serving four terms as Pennsylvania State Executive Board Member and Philadelphia P &DC Branch President. Mike's prior service includes more than 26 years as a Chief Shop Steward beginning at the Philadelphia BMC and then the P &DC. Brother Rembelinsky also heads the Local's Political and Legislative activities with his work with the AFL-CIO and has also served our National Office as a Legislative Liaison.
Brother Lee was elected to his third term as Vice President in 2023. Prior to that, Brother Lee, during his 20+ years as a Mail Handler at the Philadelphia NDC has served the membership first as an Alternate Steward than as a Regular Steward before becoming Chief Shop Steward in January of 2017. Chris has been representing mail handlers for more than 13 years and during this time he has represented mail handlers at Unemployment, Injury Compensation and Reasonable Accommodation hearings (DRAC). In addition, Chris has represented mail handlers in a number of EEO Redress mediation hearings while also assisting in the preparation of discrimination complaints against the employer. Chris has also been trained in Arbitration Advocacy
Brother Joe Zelenenki is now in his fifth term as both Branch President at the Phila. NDC and as Recording Secretary for Local 308. Joe has been representing mail handlers for over 26 years in a number of different forums including Injury Compensation hearings, EEO and Unemployment Hearings . In addition, he has been trained in Arbitration Advocacy at the George Meany Labor College and has advocated a number of cases including but not limited to, removal actions, which resulted in mail handlers being returned to duty. During his tenure as Phila. NDC Branch President Joe has also filed disputes under the RI-399 provisions to both maintain and gain mail handler positions.
Brother Jones was elected to his first term as NJ State Executive Board Member in 2023 and his second term as the Branch President of the New Jersey P&DC. Prior to his election he served as alternate, regular, and chief steward. During Brother Jones' service he has represented Mail Handlers in Injury comp, EEO, RI-399, and Arbitration hearings.
Brian elected to his third term in 2023 has been a Mail Handler and NPMHU member for 25 years and became a Union Steward 9 years ago and quickly elevated to Chief Steward on Tour 3. Brother Clark is both humbled and excited to have been re-elected as the Delaware State Executive Board Member and ready to lead the fight.
Brother Carson began his postal career at the LeGree S. Daniels (Harrisburg) P&DC in 1993. Brian was unanimously appointed by the Local Executive Board to fill the unexpired term of office of PA State Executive Board Member on June 16, 2022 and re-elected to that post in 2023. He is also currently serving his sixth consecutive term as Branch President of the Harrisburg P&DC. Brother Carson also serves Local 308 as an arbitration advocate.
Brother Gohr was elected to his second term as NJ Trenton P&DC Branch President in 2023. Prior to this election he served as alternate, regular, and chief steward since 2004. During that time Brother Gohr has represented Mail Handlers in Injury comp, EEO, RI-399, and Arbitration hearings
Sister Barrie Bowens re-elected to her third term as Branch President of the Philadelphia P&DC in 2023
Lancaster Branch President Shelby Root began his career at the Lancaster P&DC in 2000. Currently serving his fifth term as Branch President, Shelby also represents Mail Handlers at the Lancaster Carrier Annex as their shop steward. Brother Root also represents the Local as an Arbitration Advocate.
Sean Craig is in his fourth consecutive term as Lehigh Valley Branch President. Sean began his career as a Mail Handler in August of 1998. Prior to being elected Branch President, he served as a shop steward for over three years. Sean has attended training and actively participated in RI-399 Inventory Meetings around the Central PA District. He has also received training from the Local in arbitration advocacy, FMLA, and OWCP.
Local Union Council Minutes