Postal Service, Rural Carriers OK Contract Extension

Nov 04, 2004, 00:00 ET from U.S. Postal Service

    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service and the
 National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) have extended their
 collective bargaining agreement by two years.  Postmaster General Jack Potter
 and NRLCA President Dale Holton signed the agreement earlier this week.  The
 existing collective bargaining agreement was originally set to expire on Nov.
 20, 2004.  It has now been extended to Nov. 20, 2006.
     The agreement provides for a 1.3% wage increase effective Nov. 27, 2004,
 and a 1.3% increase effective Nov. 26, 2005.  Terms of the agreement include
 continuing the cost-of-living allowance, establishing a standard time
 allowance for reloading and unloading vehicles, increasing the reimbursement
 rate for rural carriers who furnish their own vehicles and creating a joint
 task force to discuss issues related to future developments in mail delivery.
 All other provisions of the contract remain in effect.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Postal Service
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service and the
 National Rural Letter Carriers Association (NRLCA) have extended their
 collective bargaining agreement by two years.  Postmaster General Jack Potter
 and NRLCA President Dale Holton signed the agreement earlier this week.  The
 existing collective bargaining agreement was originally set to expire on Nov.
 20, 2004.  It has now been extended to Nov. 20, 2006.
     The agreement provides for a 1.3% wage increase effective Nov. 27, 2004,
 and a 1.3% increase effective Nov. 26, 2005.  Terms of the agreement include
 continuing the cost-of-living allowance, establishing a standard time
 allowance for reloading and unloading vehicles, increasing the reimbursement
 rate for rural carriers who furnish their own vehicles and creating a joint
 task force to discuss issues related to future developments in mail delivery.
 All other provisions of the contract remain in effect.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Postal Service