Labor deal ratified

The National Postal Mail Handlers Union (NPMHU) membership has ratified a new three-year labor contract with the Postal Service.

The contract covers approximately 43,000 employees represented by the union.

Highlights of the agreement include annual general wage increases, a reduction in the employer share of health premiums, increased flexibility to use non-career mail handler assistant employees, and enhanced health benefits for eligible mail handler assistants.

“This agreement is balanced. It addresses both parties’ bargaining objectives in a financially responsible manner,” said Labor Relations Vice President Doug Tulino.

The new agreement runs through Sept. 20, 2022.