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A look at postal labor unions

Around 52,000 employees are represented by the National Postal Mail Handlers Union, one of eight bargaining units at the Postal Service.

More than 585,000 Postal Service employees — or about 91 percent of the organization’s total workforce — are members of a bargaining unit.

To help mark Labor Day, here’s a look at the eight bargaining units represented in USPS and the approximate number of employees they cover:

• National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC): 207,000

National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU): 52,000

• National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association (NRLCA): 131,000

Postal Police Officers Association (PPOA): 370

American Postal Workers Union (APWU): 195,000

National Postal Professional Nurses: 50

Additionally, these bargaining units fall under the purview of the APWU, with separate national agreements:

Information Technology/Accounting Services: 1,000

Human Resources Shared Service Center: 300

The Labor Relations Blue page has more information.

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