Disputes Over Pay, Layoffs Create Impasse Between USPS and 200K Employees

Government Executive: The U.S. Postal Service and a union representing 200,000 of its employees have abandoned negotiations for a new contract and will instead move to interest arbitration to decide the fate of issues such as pay, layoff protections and new tiers of workers.

USPS and the American Postal Workers Union, which represents clerks, mechanics, drivers, custodians and others, began negotiations one year ago but still remain significantly divided over an array of key issues.

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