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JOSEPH S. RUTKOSKI III
Treasurer

Belvidere - Budd Lake - Franklin

Hackettstown - Hamburg - Mount Arlington

  Newton - Sparta - Succasunna 

 Sussex - Washington


 

 

Joe started his carrier in the Mount Arlington Post Office as a letter carrier in 1985. He became the shop steward in 1991. Early in Joe’s union career, he served as a route examination observer, and was also an OJI Instructor for many years.  He took a special interest in the legislative issues affecting the USPS, and became involved in the NJSALC legislative department. He was appointed to serve as the New Jerseys 5th Congressional District Liaison in 1998, a position he still holds.  He was appointed to the position of  Executive Board Member of the NJSALC in 2010 by State President Tony Massa, and elected to that position in  2011.  He continues to serve in that position.

Joe is a graduate of the 10th NALC Leadership Academy, and also serves as the New Hire Coordinator for the Northern NJ District.  He has been responsible for signing up newly hired letter carriers to join the NALC since 2005.  He graduated Arbitration Advocacy Training in 2007.  Joe advocates arbitration cases for all of Region 15, including Branch 38.

In 2008, Joe was asked by Branch 38 President, Pete Maglio to join his staff and begin to work for the branch as a Part-Time Area Representative. Of all the different jobs Joe has held in the union, he says that the job of a Branch 38 Area Rep is by far the most rewarding. “It is a job of long hours and hard work, but when you can help a brother or sister carrier out of a problem they are having, it is incredibly rewarding. I have found working for the union, and particularly working for Branch 38, a great honor”

Joe resides in Warren County NJ. He married his wife Lynne in 1992 and they have two sons, Ryan and Jonathan.