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 […]

Letter Carriers to receive 1% wage increase; CCAs to receive two on November 14th

City letter carriers will receive a 1 percent general wage increase this month. The paycheck boost, which will take effect Nov. 14, is the third under the terms of the 2011-2016 National Agreement between NALC and the USPS finalized by arbitrator Shyam Das (the “Das award”). It is the last of three general wage increases […]

All Mail Handlers to Receive Guaranteed Wage Increase Effective Nov 15, 2014

Effective on November 15, 2014, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the second 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 […]

APWU Files National Grievance Challenging USPS On ‘Sales Retention Team’ Jobs

From APWU:  The union filed a Step 4 dispute in November, challenging management’s decision to establish Sales Retention Team jobs without assigning the positions to the Clerk Craft and without posting the jobs for bid. Management’s actions violate Article 1.5 and 37.3.A.1 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the dispute notes. The USPS first notified the […]