NALC: Entering the next phase of negotiations

July 14, 2023 As previously reported, NALC has continued to negotiate for a new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Postal Service during the statutorily required 60-day mediation period. That period, which began with the formal expiration of the 2019-2023 Agreement on May 20, is set to expire on July 19. While discussions on the…

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National Contract Negotiations Begin for NPMHU and USPS

2022 No. 1 – June 10, 2022 You are reading the first Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2022 negotiations. These updates, along with the Union’s magazine and monthly bulletins, will keep mail handlers throughout the country informed and involved in the issues raised during this round of bargaining….

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APWU: Summary of the 2021-2024 Tentative CBA

December 11, 2021 The American Postal Workers Union and the U.S. Postal Service have reached a tentative three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) announced APWU President and Lead Negotiator Mark Dimondstein. The following is a summary of that tentative agreement. The APWU is preparing the complete Tentative Agreement to be sent to members with their ratification…

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NPMHU-USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM) Version 5 Now Available

June 8, 2021 As provided for in Article 15, Section .3E of the National Agreement between the National Postal Mail Handlers Union and the United States Postal Service, both parties have agreed to jointly produce a Contract Interpretation Manual (CIM), which represents a good faith effort to identify contractual issues on which the National parties…

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Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall – June 15, 2021

The American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO invites union members to join them for a live Zoom Town Hall on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Join the APWU Contract ZOOM Town Hall, with President Mark Dimondstein and other National Negotiations Committee members We will discuss contract negotiation preparations and actions you can take to fight for better…

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Membership Ratifies New NALC-USPS CBA

March 8, 2021 The active membership of the National Association of Letter Carriers has overwhelmingly ratified the tentative 2019-2023 National Agreement with the United States Postal Service. Over 94% of participating eligible members voted to accept the tentative agreement that was announced on November 25. The vote to ratify was 60,111 to accept the agreement…

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USPS‐APWU Joint Contract Interpretation Manual Update – December 2020

The 2020 APWU/USPS Joint Contract Interpretation Manual (JCIM) update is provided as a resource for the administration of the National Agreement. Jointly prepared by the American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO, and the United States Postal Service, this manual provides a mutually agreed upon explanation on how to apply the contract to the issues addressed. When…

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Mail Handlers to Receive Wage Increase Effective November 21, 2020

As provided for in Article 9.1 of the NPMHU 2019 National Agreement, the wage scales for all Mail Handler employees will be adjusted upward effective November 21, 2020. This is the second of three guaranteed wage increases provided for in the 2019 contract. Specifically, with regard to career employees: Effective November 21, 2020 – the…

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