NALC President Fred Rolando says he’s “gratified” that the USPS Board of Governors has, for now, pulled the plug on plans to discontinue Saturday mail delivery. The NALC is not pleased with another of the Board’s decision to ask the unions to reopen contract negotiations in order “to lower total workforce costs”:
“The Board’s call to reopen and renegotiate the postal labor contracts is yet another sign that the Postal Service needs new executive leadership. Asking the NALC to renegotiate a contract that was just settled in January is insulting and unnecessary. The new agreement, which reduced starting pay by 25 to 33 percent and allows for major health care savings, provides for several labor-management task forces to work on ways to increase revenues and cut costs.