Letter Carriers Sue Postal Service Over Push to ‘Radically Refashion’ Their Jobs

A union representing 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees is suing the mailing agency over an initiative to change the structure of their jobs, saying it is causing workers physical harm and is in violation of a negotiated contract.

The National Association of Letter Carriers is seeking an injunction in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against a pilot program known as the Consolidated Casing Initiative. The Postal Service is looking to divide letter carriers tasks into two distinct positions, which the union alleged is forcing some employees to do more physical labor and may cause them to quit. NALC asked the court to immediately pause the initiative while it mounts a challenge through the collective bargaining process.


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NRLCA pay attention and take notes! The NALC is standing by and representing its members! What have you done to respond to our parcel volumes up at least 300% Since last mailcount???

I have been a carrier for over 26 years. The process of handling the mail is inconsistant redundant and often late. High turnover of workers.The learning curve is too much dependent on technology. Thinking is no longer a skill. Spend too much time correcting miss handled mail & useless scans such as managed service points, loading truck feature. Texts by management that interrupt your performance. Like turn on your fan if your hot. Etc.