Union administration

Assistant Secretary-Treasurer

Paul Barner was elected assistant secretary-treasurer in 2018 by mail balloting of NALC members.

A member of Roswell, GA Branch 4862, Barner began his postal career in 1987. His service to the branch started in 1996 upon his election as a steward.

“The military taught me the importance of camaraderie and the strength that comes from solidarity,” Barner, a U.S. Army veteran, said. “After witnessing how many carriers were being mistreated, I felt a strong sense of duty to do what I could to support my fellow brothers and sisters.”

Barner served in multiple other roles in his branch including on-the-job instructor, trustee, and safety and health committee recording secretary. His branch elected him treasurer in 2006. He also served functions within the Georgia State Association, including officer on the executive board.

Barner served as a local business agent, as a primary member of the dispute resolution team for Region 9 (Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina) and is currently an arbitration advocate. In 2012, President Fredric Rolando appointed him as regional administrative assistant (RAA) for Region 9.

In 2015, Rolando named Barner to the position of special executive assistant to the president working at NALC Headquarters in Washington, DC, a position he held until his election as assistant secretary-treasurer.

Barner graduated from Leadership Academy in 2007. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Georgia State University.

“We as letter carriers must not settle for anything less than to be acknowledged, respected and valued by management for the service we provide to the public day in and day out,” Barner said. “The strength in our unity as NALC members provides the vehicle to achieve this end.”

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