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USPS rural carriers seek to decertify union after most members see pay cuts

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Several thousand Postal Service rural carriers say they’re in favor of decertifying their union, after USPS implemented a new pay system that led to significant pay cuts for two-thirds of the rural carrier workforce.

A grassroots network of rural carriers across the country is collecting signatures from their coworkers in the hopes of joining a new, non-postal union.

Rural carriers have until the end of the calendar year to gather signatures from a third of the total rural carrier workforce, but individuals leading the project said they have already collected about 20% of the necessary signatures.

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