February 10, 2016
The NRLCA and Postal Service have negotiated a tentative agreement to cover the 3-year period from May 21, 2015 to May 20, 2018. In this special edition of The National Rural Letter Carrier, you will find the details of the tentative agreement, including an explanation of proposed changes to the existing contract language. This agreement must be ratified by a majority of the voting membership to become effective.
The NRLCA’s proposals provided for appropriate and reasonable wage increases, continued cost-of-living adjustments, and the maintenance of core benefits, including the no-layoff clause. Our goal was to improve the National Agreement in as many ways as possible, with our focus remaining on the economic issues that have taken center stage in this round of bargaining. We believe we have achieved that goal, and more, in this tentative agreement.