USPS to hire 400 Casual Mail Handlers in several Florida cities for holiday season

TAMPA FL – The U.S. Postal Service is accepting applications for Casual Mail Handlers, a temporary seasonal job for the fall mailing season and holiday period. The Postal Service plans to hire a total of 400 Casual Mail Handlers to work in St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Orlando, Lake Mary, Tampa, Lakeland and Melbourne, Florida. Salary for the position is […]

Overall settlement of a USPS, Mail Handlers National Contract Agreement may be reached soon

2016 No. 9 – October 11, 2016 You are reading the latest Contract Update produced and distributed by the NPMHU during the course of 2016 negotiations. 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 […]

Update on USPS, Mail Handlers contract negotiations

From the National Postal Mail Handlers Union: Negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of their 2016 National Agreement have been revived, with the parties meeting in Washington, DC to resolve their remaining disputes. One of the primary reasons for extending the NPMHU-USPS negotiations deadline past May 20, 2016 was to […]

House Committee Passes Two Postal Reform Bills

The NPMHU applauds Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which on July 12, 2016 passed the Postal Service Reform Act of 2016 (H.R. 5714) by a voice vote. “The NPMHU appreciates the hard work done by both parties in moving forward this bi-partisan […]

Mail Handlers, USPS Contract Negotiations Extended

May 21, 2016 — The NPMHU and USPS bargaining teams have been engaged in contract negotiations since late February 2016 in an effort to reach agreement on the terms of their 2016 National Agreement.  Contract talks between the parties continued well into the night on Friday, May 20, 2016 as the 2011 National Agreement was […]

USPS, Mail Handlers Memorandum addresses bidding procedures during ongoing negotiations

5/19/16 – Memorandum (MOU) Addresses NPMHU Bidding Procedures During Bargaining Postal Employees represented by the NPMHU will be allowed to bid under the new contract, whether or not the parties reach a tentative settlement, extend bargaining, or enter into impasse procedures. Successful bids on or after May 21, 2016 will be counted towards the bid […]

USPS, Mail Handlers open contract negotiations February 25th

NPMHU preparing for contract negotiations As everyone knows, the NPMHU’s 2011 National Agreement expires in approximately three months, on May 20, 2016.  Negotiations with the Postal Service will formally commence on February 25, 2016, and preparations at the National Office have been ongoing for many months. The Postal Service continues to claim, both publicly and […]

MAIL HANDLERS TO RECEIVE GUARANTEED WAGE INCREASE EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 14, 2015

Effective on November 14, 2015, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the final of three guaranteed wage increases, as outlined in Article 9.1 of the 2011 National Agreement.  Specifically:  “the basic annual salary schedule, with proportional application to hourly rate employees, for all grades and steps for those employees covered under […]

Mail Handlers Prepares for National Negotiations

With formal negotiations between the NPMHU and the Postal Service over the terms of the 2016 National Agreement scheduled to begin in February 2016, preparations for bargaining are moving forward in the National Office.  One critical aspect of those preparations is now completed, as the Field Negotiating Committee met during the third full week of […]

Mail Handlers Union Files Labor Charge Against USPS Over SPSS decision

NPMHU APPEALS SPSS DECISION TO ARBITRATION AND NATIONAL LABOR RELATIONS BOARD The NPMHU National Office has filed an appeal to arbitration concerning the disputed work on the Small Parcel Sorting System (SPSS), as well as an unfair labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board. The latter seeks injunctive relief under Section 10(j) of […]