Region 12 (Philadelphia)
9601 James Street
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Serving letter carriers in Pennsylvania, South Jersey,
and Central New Jersey Offices in Bordentown, Bricktown,
Hopewell, Lakewood, Princeton, Toms River and Trenton
William J. Lucini, National Business Agent
Bill Lucini was elected to a second term in 2010 as Philadelphia Region 12’s national business agent following balloting held among his region’s active and retired members. By then, the Navy veteran had already rolled up more than 30 years of postal service, including a decade’s worth of experience in the NBA’s office, both as a regional administrative assistant and as the NBA since January 2006, when President William H. Young appointed him to the office to fill a vacancy.
When Lucini was named as an RAA in 1995, he was already well acquainted with the concerns of Region 12 carriers. “I was very fortunate to have worked with two outstanding union leaders, first for NBA Jim Dolan and then for NBA Tim O’Malley,” he said. “Each in his own way showed me what it takes to be a union leader.”
Lucini started his postal career in 1975 as a distribution clerk at the main post office in Philadelphia. “It didn’t take me long to figure out that I didn’t like working nights and weekends,” he recalled, “but it took five long years before I finally got a transfer to the carrier craft.”
Lucini was assigned to the Jenkintown Post Office in 1980 and he joined the NALC. In less than a year, “the steward asked me to be his assistant and I became the steward in 1983,” he said. Jenkintown had merged with Philadelphia Branch 157 and Lucini’s commitment to the union was apparent. In 1986, he was asked to serve as branch retirement and death benefit trustee. He was later elected to two other positions, serving four years as trustee and three years as Health Benefit Plan representative.
“I always felt that it was important to speak out when management violated the contract or when carriers were not treated properly,” he said. “As a steward and officer, I had the opportunity to address those issues and try to get disputes resolved.”
He was an arbitration advocate, helped negotiate the local agreement, and served on the joint route inspection task force before being named as an RAA. Eight months after he was appointed NBA, the 2006 Las Vegas Convention elected him to that spot by acclamation.
Among Lucini’s goals as NBA are continuing to conduct and improve regional and branch training, to impress on management the need to treat letter carriers with dignity and respect, and to keep the workplace safe.
“I will continue to try work with management, when it is beneficial to do so, at the Area, District and local level if needed to try to resolve issues and disputes at any level of the USPS whenever possible.”
Lucini and his wife, Judy, have a son, Jeffrey.
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS
Ray McDonald, Princeton, NJ Br. 268
Dave Napadano, New Castle, PA Br. 22