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National Postal Mail Handlers Union A Division of LIUNA (AFL-CIO)

Media Center / Mail Handler Update

August 2015



With preparations underway for negotiations over the terms of the 2016 National Agreement between the NPMHU and the Postal Service, the National Office has issued its official call for bargaining proposals from all members and Local Unions.

To be fully considered prior to the onset of negotiations, proposals must be submitted by September 30, 2015.  Although formal bargaining is not scheduled to begin until February of next year, the Union’s Field Negotiating Committee will be meeting for a full week in October of 2015 to review all submitted proposals and outline the changes in the National Agreement that should be proposed by the NPMHU.

If you have any proposals that you would like to have considered for the upcoming round of bargaining, now is the time to submit them to the National Office.  Every proposal submitted will be fully analyzed by the NPMHU’s Field Negotiating Committee and the National Negotiations Team while the Union develops its opening bargaining proposals.

Follow this link to read the entire article and download bargaining proposal forms. (Text/PDF)


The NPMHU’s Committee on the Future was originally constituted in 1996, and for nineteen years has engaged in strategic planning over long-term issues that are likely to confront the Union over the coming months and years.  The Committee usually focuses on five key issues facing the NPMHU:  privatization of the Postal Service; the NPMHU’s legislative relations program; USPS automation and other technological changes; financial planning, especially at the Local level; and membership recruitment.

The most recent semi-annual meeting of the Committee, which took place during July 2015, continued this process.  As is often the case, the Committee’s focus is determined by current events.

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