The agreement is now subject to the NRLCA`s accession vote for ratification. Provided the new contract expires on May 20, 2018. The agreement also eliminates all casual postal workers within 120 days of the ratification of the agreement. Under the 2016 national agreement, the postal service was allowed to provide 3% casual services compared to previous contracts, for which casual percentages were as high as 12.5%. In return, the preliminary agreement will increase the percentage of MMA to allow up to 24.5% per facility (23.5% per facility and 18.5% per district) and this cap will apply at the facility level, making it easier for the union to be implemented. The interim agreement will eliminate the district ceiling and instead apply a severe facility ceiling. In addition, during the main postal season, there will be a 56-day deadline for the unlimited hiring of MHAs instead of casuals. This is a historic achievement, because since the 1970s, casual non-professional and non-union players have been employed in the craft of the careerless post office. This also means about 1,400 additional members of our bargaining unit, which will be good for staff who are new MHA and good for the overall strength of the Union.
The Post Office and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have tentatively agreed on a five-year contract. If the agreement is ratified by union members, the agreement runs until 20 November 2011 and will affect approximately 222,000 postal workers in residences and businesses on urban distribution routes. Once ratified, the agreement covers the 44-month period that began on September 20, 2019 – the date the previous treaty expired – and expires at midnight on May 20, 2023. For MHAs, MHA will be able to maintain their participation in the USPS noncareer health plan in the first year of employment. The Post Office will continue to pay $125 per salary period for self-insurance, but according to the preliminary agreement, the postal service will pay much more – 65% of the total premium for each MHA who chooses to participate in the NONCAReer USPS plan for auto-plus-one or family coverage. Two minor amendments were made to Section 15 of the Interim Agreement, including (a) the inclusion of employer letters (up to $3,000) in the list of expedited arbitration procedures and (b) the holding of complaints at Stage 3 where local complaints constitute the same issue of interpretation as an interpretation dispute pending at the national level at stage 4. National President Paul Hogrogian and National Secretary Michael Hora announced today that representatives of NPMHU and the U.S. Postal Service have reached an interim agreement on the terms of their 2019 national agreement. Read more → Here is a summary of the interim agreement reached between the representatives of NPMHU and the Post Office to define the terms of the 2019 National Agreement. „This agreement is economically responsible, fair to our employees and positions the Post Office for continued success as a provider of delivery services of choice to the American public,“ said Doug Tulino, Director of Personnel.