This week, NALC and USPS continued daily with interest rate arbitration proceedings to resolve the impasse over the 2019 collective agreement. “Today, I am pleased to announce that NALC and the U.S. Postal Service have reached an interim agreement on a new national contract, a goal we have been working on continuously over the past 17 months. As I have pointed out on several occasions, NALC has taken a two-tiered approach to reaching a new national agreement, with negotiations underway and the presentation of the best possible case for our proposals in derinseschied. I am proud of the case and the evidence we have accumulated in the interest of arbitration, but I am all the more pleased that the factors can now decide whether or not to accept this provisional agreement in a ratification vote in accordance with the procedure described in the NALC Constitution. The 2019 national agreement will last 44 months and will cover the period from September 20, 2019 to May 20, 2023. The agreement provides for four annual general wage increases and seven adjustment costs (COLAs). In addition, with effect on November 19, 2022, a new next step (stage P) will be added to the factor pay scales, which will be $444 per year higher than Stage O. The agreement also provides for the automatic transition of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) to career status, no later than 24 months of relative position, providing benefits and total security to non-career holders. In addition, there is protection against subcontracting and redundancies. The NALC Executive Board unanimously recommends approving the interim agreement.
On September 20, 2019, negotiations on a new collective agreement between NALC and USPS reached an impasse. The current collective agreement remains in effect until the final settlement of the wage dispute between the parties. The next step is a mandatory 60-day mediation period, which is required by law. The parties will use the conciliation period to continue negotiations […] We summarized the main features of the contract in the NALC Bulletin, which is sent to stations and offices across the country. Full details of the interim agreement, as well as the forward-looking pay schedules, other contractual changes and information relating to the new Declarations of Intent (MOUs), will be presented in the December issue of The Postal Record. They will also be distributed in the coming days on the union`s electronic platforms. As part of the 2016-2019 national agreement, Uniform compensation for career and non-career holders will increase during the $44 U.S. agreement of $420 in 2015: On behalf of the National Carrier Association, the 285,000 active and retired factors across the country, we congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-designate Kamala Harris on their victory today.