“This agreement is economically responsible, fair to our employees, and positions the Postal Service for continued success as a service provider of choice for the American public,” said Doug Tulino, Chief Human Resources Officer. The mailer met four of the five contractual conditions we checked, including postal and zonal rates, homologation number and payment system. However, the mailer did not follow the annual commitment in volume. Especially during the first year of the NSA, the mailer sent only less than necessary. During the second year of the NSA (until May 31, 2020), the mailer sent less than during the same period the previous year. This award is intended to resolve disputes between the USPS and the American Postal Workers Union (APWU) due to the inability to secure a negotiated collective agreement when the previous agreement expired on September 20, 2018. An NSA is a contractual agreement between the postal service and an email, under which the mailer receives tailor-made prices in exchange for the volume and preparation requirements of the mail. The goal of using ASNs is to retain price-sensitive customers and encourage additional email volumes and revenue. While only a small fraction of the postal service`s commercial parcel customers have ASN, 40% of the domestic parcel volume of 5.5 billion postal services are sent under these agreements. President Dimondstein`s video update to our new collective agreement (union contract). The NALC Executive Council unanimously recommends the adoption of the provisional agreement. The provisional agreement is subject to a ratification vote by union members, a process that will take several weeks. The postal service and the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) have reached a provisional agreement on a 44-month contract that includes more than 206,000 workers represented by the union. Once ratified, the agreement will cover the 44-month period that began on 20 September 2019 – the date on which the previous treaty ended – and will end on 20 May 2023 at midnight.
We have summarized the main features of the contract in the NALC newsletter, which is sent to stations and offices throughout the country. Full details of the preliminary agreement, as well as planned salary scales, other contractual changes and information on new and new Declarations of Intent (MOUs) will be featured in the December issue of The Postal Record. They will also be distributed in the coming days via the union`s electronic platforms. The 2019 national agreement will last 44 months and the period from 20 September 2019 until 20 May 2023. The agreement provides for four annual general salary increases and seven cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs). In addition, starting on the year 19, 2022, a new upper stage (Stage P) will be added to the salary scales for career letter holders, which will be $444 per year higher than Stage O. The agreement also provides for the automatic conversion of City Carrier Assistants (CCAs) to career status at the latest after 24 months of relative position offering non-career carriers full ancillary services and safety. It also retains existing protection against subcontracting and dismissal. This agreement provides that the postal service has the right, at its discretion, to reset, for parcels sent during the following contract year, the most current prices of the Mail Commercial Plus priority if the mailer does not meet the annual volume obligation. . .