NALC respectfully recognizes the dedication and professionalism displayed by our sister union, the APWU, and the Postal Service in negotiating a tentative agreement to replace their contract, which expired Nov. 20, 2010. We understand that a ratification vote will be held shortly.
The tentative agreement appears to address the unique challenges confronted by the APWU in this round of collective bargaining, as the crafts it represents have suffered major job losses due to the ongoing transformation of the Postal Service.
NALC and APWU have bargained separately with USPS since 1994. The NALC contract expires on Nov. 20, 2011. We look forward to the start of collective-bargaining negotiations in August 2011, or earlier, when we will focus on the unique contributions of letter carriers as well as the unique
circumstances and challenges facing the 203,000 City Letter Carriers who perform the core delivery function of the Postal Service.