New Labor Contract Will Give 200K Postal Workers a Raise, but Trim Their Benefits

Government Executive: More than 200,000 U.S. Postal Service employees will soon receive a pay raise but face a slight decrease in health benefits under a new labor contract formally agreed to this week.

The National Association of Letter Carriers, which represents 213,000 city mailmen and women across the country, ratified an agreement it had struck with USPS management to avoid binding arbitration. NALC members voted overwhelmingly -- 94 percent to 6 percent -- to accept the contract, following the union’s executive council unanimously recommending its members do so.

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