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NALC EVP O’Malley retires

NALC EVP O’Malley retires

NALC Executive Vice President Timothy C. O’Malley retired on Aug. 19. The retirement was effective as of the adjournment of NALC’s 70th biennial national convention in Los Angeles.

O’Malley was first elected to the office of executive vice president by acclamation in 2010 during NALC’s 67th Biennial Convention in Anaheim. He was re-elected to that post four years later following national balloting held among the union’s active and retired members.

He became a letter carrier in Philadelphia at age 18, about 12 weeks after the 1970 wildcat strike. He also immediately became a member of Philadelphia Branch 157. He went on to serve as a shop steward for 10 years; later, he was elected branch trustee and health benefit representative before serving as Branch 157 vice president from 1985 to 1988.

In January 1989, he was sworn in as branch president, an office he held up until his election as Philadelphia Region 12 national business agent (NBA) in 1998 during NALC’s 61st National Convention in Las Vegas.

During O’Malley’s first term as NBA for Region 12—which serves the letter carriers of Pennsylvania and south and central New Jersey—his work became especially crucial as letter carriers in Trenton and Hamilton Township, NJ, dealt with exposure to anthrax in the mail stream in the fall of 2001.

He was re-elected Region 12 NBA by acclamation the following year, during NALC’s 63rd National Convention in his hometown of Philadelphia, and he continued to serve in that role until 2005, when then-President William H. Young appointed him to serve as director of NALC’s Health Benefit Plan (HBP) to fill a vacancy. During the union’s 65th Biennial Convention in Las Vegas a year later, O’Malley was elected by acclamation to serve a full four-year term as HBP director.

“I can honestly say, there is nobody in the leadership of the NALC who has earned more respect and more affection than Timmy,” NALC President Fredric V. Rolando said. “He is a trade unionist’s trade unionist—and a letter carrier’s letter carrier.”

For more on his retirement, see the coverage of the Los Angeles Convention here.