Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Postal Arbitration Award

Academic journal article Monthly Labor Review

Postal Arbitration Award

Article excerpt

A federally-appointed arbitration panel recently issued an award that sets the terms for a 4-year collective bargaining agreement between the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) for some 240,000 city letter carriers. The award, which is binding on the parties, included language providing workers with wage increases, lump-sum payments, and cost-of-living adjustments (COLA's).

The major economic terms of the arbitration award include an immediate $950 lump-sum payment, wage increases of 1.2 percent in November of both 1995 and 1997, a $400 lump-sum payment in November 1996, and six COLA reviews. Other terms increase uniform allowances by 10 percent, permit employees to use up to 80 hours of sick leave to care for a family member who is sick or injured; and limit the number of casual workers to 3.5 percent of city letter carriers. In a nonbinding recommendation, the panel called on the parties to voluntarily resume talks on several matters, including a step-less pay structure, pay issues related to promotions, annual leave buy-back provisions, and over time distribution. …

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