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

Media Center / Mail Handler Update

September 2022

Negotiations Continue Past Deadline

Since the beginning of June 2022, the NPMHU Negotiations Team has been working diligently to secure a new collective bargaining agreement with the U.S. Postal Service. For over three months, NPMHU representatives have spent countless hours analyzing and developing proposals and meeting with the USPS representatives.

Despite the concerted efforts of both parties, the NPMHU and USPS have so far been unable to reach a comprehensive, overall agreement on all the terms to be included in the 2022 National Agreement. Enough progress has been made over the negotiations period, however, to convince each side that an extension of the bargaining process might lead to a tentative agreement. Thus, an understanding has been reached between the NPMHU and the USPS to extend negotiations past midnight deadline on September 20, 2022, with the shared hope that further discussions could still lead to a negotiated agreement.

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