NRLCA and USPS contract negotiations come to an impasse

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On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, after more than two months of contract talks, the NRLCA and USPS reached impasse over the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement. Early this week it appeared as if the parties were making progress toward a negotiated settlement. However, contract talks stalled and impasse was declared at 6:30 p.m.

The NRLCA’s final proposals provide for appropriate and reasonable wage increases, continued cost-of-living adjustments, and the maintenance of core benefits.

The parties expect to meet soon to discuss the next steps.

We appreciate your support and patience as we continue to fight to improve the lives of the more than 116,000 rural letter carriers that deliver the mail to more than 42 million mailboxes across the country.