Over the past several months, NRLCA officers have continued their efforts to reach an agreement on the terms of a new collective bargaining agreement with the Postal Service. The parties have held several meetings, the most recent being a lengthy meeting this morning between President Stutts and USPS Vice President of Labor Relations Doug Tulino, to discuss the parties’ positions. The Union has clearly laid out a number of important, substantive proposals that, in its estimation, must be included in any agreement in order to be ratified by the membership. The Postal Service is now considering these proposals and the parties will have a follow up meeting in early January. At that time, we will have a better picture of whether we are heading towards a fair and just negotiated agreement or whether we are looking at the possibility of impasse followed by mediation and/or interest arbitration.