Postal Service, unions to continue negotiating into January

Labor contract negotiations between the Postal Service and it two major unions have been extended until Jan. 20, 2012, according to a USPS press release.

The Postal Service’s contracts with National Association of Letter Carriers, AFL-CIO (NALC) and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, AFL-CIO (NPMHU) expired at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 20, but the parties agreed to extend talks into the new year.

The NALC represents 195,000-plus employees who serve as letter carriers in mostly urban areas. The NPMHU is the representative of more than 46,000 employees at post offices and mail processing plants.

Sponsored Content: Why Governance, Risk and Compliance is Everyone’s Business - Download the Executive Brief Today.

If negotiations break down, a third party would set the work rules and contract terms for the unions’ employees.

Advertisement

More Postal Service stories