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

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Wage Charts

Linked below, you will find the updated NPMHU wage scales, which are retroactively effective on November 26, 2016 (PP25-2016). The Table 1 wage scale (which applies to all Mail Handler career appointments made prior to February 15, 2013) and the Table 2 wage scale (which applies to all Mail Handler career appointments made on or after February 15, 2013) reflect application of the first of three general wage increases allowed for in the 2016 Agreement (that increase is applied at the rate of 1.2% of the wage rate in effect on May 20, 2016). These new Table 1 and Table 2 wage scales also include application of the first of seven potential cost-of-living adjustments (that increase is $21 per year applied to the entirety of Table 1 and to Step P of Table 2, and with proportional application to Steps BB thru O of Table 2). With contract ratification, this cost-of-living adjustment became effective retroactive to September 3, 2016 (PP19-2016).

The Mail Handler Assistant (MHA) hourly wage rates at the bottom of the chart below reflect application of a 2.2% general wage increase, plus a negotiated additional $0.09 per hour at Grades 4 and 5. These increases to the MHA hourly wage rate also will be applied retroactive to November 26, 2016 (PP25-2016).

Wage Chart Explanation

Updated Wage Chart (pdf)

Link to February 2017 Update

Effective on March 4, 2017, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the second of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement.  This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2017 Index, and provides an annual increase of $333 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.

Link to wage chart effective March 4, 2017  (pdf)


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