Region 5 (St. Louis)
2029 Woodland Parkway
St. Louis, MO 63146
Serving letter carriers in Missouri,
Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas
Danny R. Pittman, National Business Agent
Danny Pittman was elected to be national business agent for St. Louis Region 5 by acclamation at the 2010 National Convention in Anaheim.
He started his postal career at Antioch Station in Kansas City, Missouri, in August 1978 and quickly became involved in the business of training and protecting letter carriers. From 1979 through 1988, Pittman served as a steward and mentor in the Good Start training program for new carriers.
“During my career, I have had the honor to teach and train new carriers, defend all types of disciplinary actions, grieve and arbitrate to save letter carrier jobs and enforce the contract. It was an even more humbling experience and honor to be elected as Region 5 NBA by acclamation."
A U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam, Pittman is well prepared for the challenges of defending letter carriers and prosecuting contract violations. First elected vice president of Kansas City Branch 30 in 1988, he also served as a Union Management Pairs (UMPs) team member and local business agent at the appointment of then-National Business Agent Charlie Coyle. In 1989, Pittman was elected to become the full-time president of Branch 30.
While serving as president of Branch 30, Pittman also served as a part-time regional administrative assistant to three Region 5 NBAs: Charlie Coyle, Joe Miller and Art Buck.
“I was very fortunate to be mentored early on by NBA Charlie Coyle, who taught me to use these important tools: listen to the membership; talk to the members, not at them; and train the next generation of activists to be ready to take over.”
In 2000, NALC President Vincent R. Sombrotto appointed Pittman to become a full-time RAA. Again working for three different NBAs, Miller, Buck and Mike Weir, Danny has taken advantage of the opportunity to learn valuable lessons from his predecessors about union leadership and hard work.
Danny was married to his beloved wife and friend Sharon for 34 years until her passing in 2009. He has three grown children and four adoring grandchildren.
“I want to especially thank my wife and family for all the support they have given me over the years. None of this would have been possible without their sacrifices. I have been blessed. I promise to work tirelessly to honor their sacrifice and the membership who have placed their trust in me.”
REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS
Mike Birkett, Dubuque Br. 257
Mark Sims, Ozark Mountain Br. 203