NALC: Contract COLA – 3rd COLA Will Be $270 Annually

Contract COLA: 3rd COLA Will Be $270 Annually The July 2017 Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W, 1967=100) was 710.766, an increase of 12.186 points over the 2016-2019 National Agreement’s July 2014 base index of 698.580. Each full 0.4 point increase above the base index equals a 1-cent-per-hour increase. As […]

DC District Court Denies Request of Two NALC members to halt contract ratification vote

 7/28/17 –NALC – Today, the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC, denied the request of two NALC members for a preliminary injunction that would have deferred the counting of ballots on the proposed tentative 2016-2019 National Agreement between NALC and the U.S. Postal Service. Thomas Houff of Richmond, VA Branch 496 and David Noble of […]

NALC: Contract negotiations update – Bargaining to continue beyond midnight deadline

5/20/16 Following 90 days of bargaining over the terms of a new National Agreement—culminating in a week of intense negotiations—NALC and the U.S. Postal Service announced tonight that the bargaining period would be extended beyond the midnight expiration of the 2011-2016 contract on May 20. During the extended period of negotiations, the terms and conditions […]

NALC: Contract talks intensify in final week of 2011 National Agreement

5/16/16 The full negotiating teams of the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service convened this morning in a downtown Washington, DC, hotel to open a final week of collective bargaining prior to the expiration of the 2011-2016 National Agreement this Friday, May 20, at midnight. NALC’s team consists of the 28 […]

NALC, USPS formally open bargaining talks

2/19/16 NALC President Fredric Rolando and USPS Postmaster General Megan Brennan met today at NALC Headquarters in Washington, DC, to formally open negotiations for a new collective-bargaining agreement. The present 2011-2016 agreement, covering more than 204,000 active city letter carriers employed by USPS, is set to expire at midnight on May 20. Here is President […]

USPS, NALC Sign MOU on bidding during probationary period

NALC and USPS have entered into the Memorandum of Understanding Re: Article 12.1 – Probationary Period – Bidding, which allows full-time career city letter carriers who are serving a probationary period to bid for vacant duty assignments in accordance with Article 41.1 of the National Agreement. Re: Article 12.1 – Probationary Period The parties agree […]

NALC labor contract arbitration decision

New contract runs through May 2016 USPS today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of an arbitration decision on a contract with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC): “The binding arbitration process between USPS and the NALC has concluded and a resulting contract between the parties is effective Jan. 10, 2013 through May […]

Arbitration board issues award In NALC Contract Agreement

Jan. 11, 2013 –The three-person board of arbitrators has issued a final and binding award that sets the terms of a four-and-a-half-year collective-bargaining agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers and the U.S. Postal Service, NALC President Fredric Rolando announced on Jan. 11. “NALC had three primary objectives in this critical round of collective […]