Labor deal ratified

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) membership has ratified a new 44-month labor contract with the Postal Service.

The contract covers approximately 206,000 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 noncareer city carrier assistant employees, and conversion of city carrier assistants with 24 months of service to part-time flexible career status.

“This agreement is economically responsible, fair to employees and it provides a positive contribution toward efforts to achieve financial and operational stability,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Tulino.

The agreement covers the 44-month period that began Sept. 20, 2019 — when the previous contract ended — and runs through May 20, 2023.