NPMHU Files National Level Grievance Over Implementation of MHA Health Insurance

JUNE 17, 2020 The 2019 National Agreement contains significant changes in the options for health insurance available to Mail Handler Assistants. As previously discussed during prior conferences, however, the NPMHU finds itself in an ongoing dispute with USPS Headquarters about the timing and implementation of these changes. (The parties continue to discuss these matters, and…

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NPMHU and USPS Agree on Temporary Extensions on Step 3 and Arbitration Appeals

(June 15, 2020) Due to the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the parties have agreed to extend the time limits for appealing grievances to Step 3 and to arbitration for an additional period. This agreement is effective through July 17, 2020. Prior to the expiration of this agreement, the parties will revisit this issue to…

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USPS Mandatory Stand-Up Talk:  Proof of Concept Temperature Tests

NPMHU – May 13, 2020 Please find linked below, a copy of the above-referenced document from the Postal Service regarding a mandatory Stand-up Talk concerning Proof of Concept Temperature Test to be Conducted in Two Postal Districts. According to the Postal Service, While the acceptance, processing and delivery of the nation’s mail and packages has…

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NPMHU: 2020 Convention Update

As discussed during the recent SAMLU meeting, our preparations for the 2020 Convention are continuing with an eye on the obvious uncertainties given rise by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. We are continuing to plan and prepare knowing that it is very possible that the 2020 Convention may be postponed. This is the nature of our…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Ratify 2019 National Agreement

The terms of the 2019 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the U.S. Postal Service were officially ratified on April 7, 2020, after a short delay in counting the votes caused by the ongoing pandemic. The certified results show that over 96% of the membership approved of the new contract, with the final vote tally…

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Postal Unions Urge Leadership to Support the Postal Service

March 18, 2020 In a document to Senate Democratic leadership, NPMHU, along with NALC, NRLCA, and APWU, urged elected leaders to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the United States Postal Service. As the United States economy is experiencing historical losses, the unions reminded Congress, the Postal Service is a vital communications resource to every…

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NPMHU: Mail Handlers Reach Tentative Agreement

The following is a summary of the tentative agreement reached between representatives of the NPMHU and the Postal Service to establish the terms of the 2019 National Agreement. Term The 2019 National Agreement will cover a period of three years, and will expire at midnight on September 20, 2022. General Wage Increases All career Mail…

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USPS, NPMHU reach tentative deal on contract

USPS and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract that covers more than 43,000 employees represented by the union. “This agreement is balanced. It addresses both parties’ bargaining objectives in a financially responsible manner,” said Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino. The tentative agreement is subject to…

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