New NALC-USPS contract is ratified

August 7, 2017 The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the proposed 2016-2019 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. By a margin exceeding 16 to 1, eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on May 12. The vote to ratify was 78,935 to…

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USPS: NALC ratifies 40-month deal

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) membership has ratified a new 40-month labor contract with the Postal Service. The contract covers approximately 211,000 USPS employees represented by the union. “This is a fair, responsible agreement that serves the best interests of our employees, customers and other stakeholders,” said Labor Relations VP Doug Tulino. The…

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APWU Support Services: Contract Negotiation Updates

Web News Article #: 9-2017 – 01/17/2017 Information Technology/Accounting Services Group The APWU and USPS started negotiations in mid-November for an Information Technology/Accounting Services group successor collective bargaining agreement. The current extension agreement is set to expire on January 20, 2017. In the last few months, many economic and non-economic proposals were exchanged and debated….

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NPMHU Contract Update: Expiration Approaches, Bargaining Intensifies

2016 Contract Update #9 – October 11, 2016 With the completion of the 2016 NPMHU National Convention, the National Office and representatives of the U.S. Postal Service have returned to the bargaining table to reach closure on the issues that remain open before an overall settlement can be announced on the terms of the 2016…

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NPMHU Issues Contract Update #8

Contract Negotiations Extended Beyond Deadline 2016 No. 8 – May 25, 2016 As expected, a lot happened during the final days of this year’s regular bargaining period. The Postal Service and NPMHU negotiated right up until the clock struck midnight on Friday, May 20. Despite these efforts, however, an agreement on all of the outstanding…

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USPS-APWU Contract covering IT employees extended

The Postal Service and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) have reached a one-year extension of a contract covering approximately 1,150 Information Technology and Accounting Services bargaining-unit employees. The employees work in USPS data centers in St. Louis; Eagan, MN; San Mateo, CA; and Wilkes-Barre, PA. Terms of the agreement include general wage increases and…

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NRLCA approves new contract with USPS

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.  The contract covers approximately 119,000 employees represented by the union. Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, and the preservation of workforce structure modifications achieved…

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NALC: Bargaining committees meet while negotiations continue

As reported in last month’s issue of The Postal Record, the National Association of Letter Carriers and the United States Postal Service formally opened negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement on Feb. 19. Since that ceremony, discussions have continued as the various bargaining committees meet on specific issues while main-table negotiations take place… …The current…

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