USPS – Labor deal ratified – union approves 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 131,000 employees represented by the union.

Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, additional operational flexibility to use rural carrier associates, and enhanced health benefits for eligible non-career rural carrier employees.

In addition, the agreement includes a comprehensive memo of understanding on the implementation of a rural carrier standards study.

“Overall, this contract results in continued restraint of rural carrier labor costs while giving the parties the opportunity to focus on implementing new engineered work standards for rural carrier employees,” said Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino.

The new agreement runs through May 20, 2021.


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LMAO- “continued restraint of rural carrier labor costs” in other words, crap pay increases for rural carriers. Falling further behind in relation to cost of living. Reduction of employers share of health insurance. In other words, your health insurance is going to cost more out of your pocket, bye bye wage increase. Rcas are now mandated to travel up to 50 miles to cover a route. Think many might consider quitting? Last but not least, a comprehensive memo of understanding regarding the implementation of the 4 year overdue time study. In other words, the post office will implement those standards… Read more »

I agree whole heartedly, as an NALC Carrier, our weekly pay check barely keeps up with inflation. Some times it doesn’t. Less mail with the same amount of supervisors as well, based on the last 25 years and ratios. With all this talk about 55 billion dollars on perfuming retirements etc. the USPS last mile of service for the past 20 years has been squarely on the back of letter carriers. There should never be an annual raise less than 2% per year and we deserve at least 5% per year. If the postal service want to pay their supervisors… Read more »

Thanks for removing my comments! Moderator? Why? Because it was against the ratification and pointed out the serious flaws in the contract? Or because it emphasizes how the anti worker bias shows in the above article.

Well, that just shifted more cost to the post office while postal union once again makes no concessions and has no concerns about the future of their jobs.

Union has no back bone. I left the union years ago and glad I did. Using union dues, which I’m sure will go up again, on family expenses. 31 years with PO and every contract we give back. Stop spending money on yearly conventions, obviously a waste of time and money.

i’m a clerk, hopefully we get a better one!

we all get the same

As a clerk, I hope we do too!! *Fingers crossed*

This is what happens when not everybody votes, but they want to stand around and complain. You have to vote to make your voice heard. I voted NO

Anything on the clerk crafts. Specifically turning a PSE position into a Career position if the PSE continually works more than 40 hours a week?

Is there something in this ratification that says profs can only work 48 hours in a week?