Young, Potter Sign Five-Year National Agreement Covering 222,000 Letter Carriers in All 50 States

Oct 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from National Association of Letter Carriers

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letter Carriers union
 President William H. Young and Postmaster General John E. Potter today
 formally signed a new five-year contract covering wages, benefits and
 working conditions for 222,000 city delivery letter carriers throughout the
 United States.
 
     The National Agreement, retroactive to November 20, 2006, was ratified
 by a vote of active members of the National Association of Letter Carriers
 (AFL-CIO) on a 104,346 to 11,895 vote after a tentative agreement had been
 reached in July.
 
     The contract includes general wage increases of 8.85 percent over the
 term of the agreement, along with semi-annual cost-of-living adjustments,
 and new protections against contracting out of letter carrier work by the
 Postal Service to private firms and individuals.
 
     NALC President Young said the new contract, signed in a brief ceremony
 at U.S. Postal Service headquarters, will help ensure a continuation of the
 Postal Service as the most efficient and dedicated postal system in the
 world.
 
     "This contract rightfully includes not only justified wage increases
 and cost-of-living adjustments for America's letter carriers, but also the
 assurance to the general public that career Postal Service employees, not
 outside contractors, will continue to efficiently deliver the mail
 throughout our cities and towns for many years to come," Young said.
 
     The agreement provides a 1.4 percent wage increase retroactive to
 November 25, 2006; a 1.8 percent increase in November 2007; 1.9 percent in
 November 2008; 1.9 percent in November 2009, and 1.85 percent in November
 2010. The contract runs until November 20, 2011.
 
 
 

SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Letter Carriers union
 President William H. Young and Postmaster General John E. Potter today
 formally signed a new five-year contract covering wages, benefits and
 working conditions for 222,000 city delivery letter carriers throughout the
 United States.
 
     The National Agreement, retroactive to November 20, 2006, was ratified
 by a vote of active members of the National Association of Letter Carriers
 (AFL-CIO) on a 104,346 to 11,895 vote after a tentative agreement had been
 reached in July.
 
     The contract includes general wage increases of 8.85 percent over the
 term of the agreement, along with semi-annual cost-of-living adjustments,
 and new protections against contracting out of letter carrier work by the
 Postal Service to private firms and individuals.
 
     NALC President Young said the new contract, signed in a brief ceremony
 at U.S. Postal Service headquarters, will help ensure a continuation of the
 Postal Service as the most efficient and dedicated postal system in the
 world.
 
     "This contract rightfully includes not only justified wage increases
 and cost-of-living adjustments for America's letter carriers, but also the
 assurance to the general public that career Postal Service employees, not
 outside contractors, will continue to efficiently deliver the mail
 throughout our cities and towns for many years to come," Young said.
 
     The agreement provides a 1.4 percent wage increase retroactive to
 November 25, 2006; a 1.8 percent increase in November 2007; 1.9 percent in
 November 2008; 1.9 percent in November 2009, and 1.85 percent in November
 2010. The contract runs until November 20, 2011.
 
 
 SOURCE National Association of Letter Carriers