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Labor update

NRLCA approves new contract

The NRLCA represents more than 132,000 rural carriers nationwide.

The National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.

The contract covers more than 132,000 rural carriers represented by the union.

Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, semiannual cost-of-living adjustments, measures designed to stabilize work schedules, increased flexibility to use rural carrier associates, and an interim process to expedite implementation of the revised standards from the Rural Route Evaluated Compensation System study.

“This agreement is economically responsible, fair to our employees and serves the best interests of our customers,” said Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Tulino.

“The agreement aligns with the Delivering for America 10-year plan’s intent to provide reliable, value-driven mail and package delivery service to all Americans in fulfillment of our universal service obligation.”

The new agreement runs through May 20, 2024.