School for Workers is excited to continue our live stream interview series, Labor Forward Forum. The forum is a free, online series held on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Each month, a School for Workers faculty member will interview advocates of the labor/worker movement to highlight their important work, celebrate their progress, and learn from their unique experiences.
Wednesday, December 15 at noon we are welcoming Mack I. Julion, President of the National Association of Letter Carriers Branch 11. Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link.
About Mack I. Julion, President of N.A.L.C. Branch 11
Began his career with the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier at the Kedzie-Grace Station in 1997. In 2001 he was elected a union representative/steward by the letter carriers at the Chicago-Lawn Station on the Southwest side of Chicago. He was Sgt. At Arms of Branch #11 of the National Association of Letter Carriers (N.A.L.C.) in 2005; and was elected by acclamation as a Branch Auditor in 2006. In 2008 Mack was appointed to the Regional office of the N.A.L.C. as a Regional Administrative Assistant (R.A.A.) to the National Business Agent and relocated to Springfield, Illinois. In the fall of 2009, Mack was elected to his current position as President of Branch #11 – Chicago. He was re-elected by the members in 2012, 2015 and by acclamation in 2018. Mack is a trained Arbitration Advocate as well as an Intervention Specialist for the N.A.L.C. As an Intervention Specialist, Mack worked jointly with the Postal Service in resolving workplace issues at the lowest possible levels. Mack is a tireless advocate for the United States Postal Service and even more so the safety of Letter Carrier on the streets, as well as the workroom floor. Mack has an Associate Degree from Harold Washington College in Mental Health: Addiction Studies and has completed labor courses at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the National Labor College. Mack is the father of six and he resides in Westchester with his wife Veronica, who is also a letter carrier. In 2014 Mack was elected by acclamation to the Chicago Federation of Labor’s Executive Board and re-elected in May of 2018. Also, in May of this year Mack was elected as a delegate to the National Executive Board of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionist (CBTU) at their Annual Convention. Mack is an active member of the Faith Community of St. Sabina where he assists on the Armor Bearer Ministry. Mack sites the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an inspiration to his own personal journey. “I believe we are all called to serve. My work in the labor movement is consistent with the core principles of my Christian faith and it is a continuation of Dr. King’s fight for social justice.” Mack also serves on Chicago Amalgamated Bank labor council, UIC Labor Advisory Board and the Chicago local advisory Board for United Way- Emergency Food and Shelter Programs (EFSP). As a National Trustee, Mack says he is committed to working hard for the members of the NALC. “The Trustee position has a lot of responsibilities and I am excited about the opportunity to serve our members and make the best possible decisions for the well-being and future of our great union!”
About N.A.L.C. Branch 11
Branch 11 represents over 4,800 Letter Carriers and Retiree’s in the Illinois 1 and Illinois 2 Districts of the United Postal Service. Including… Chicago, Evanston, Glenview, Harvey, Lombard, Maywood, Westchester and Winnetka Installations.