The Postal Service and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association have reached a tentative negotiated agreement on a 36-month contract.
Upon ratification by the union’s membership, a process that will take several weeks, the agreement will run through May 20, 2024.
“This agreement is economically responsible, fair to our employees and serves the best interests of our customers,” said Deputy Postmaster General and Chief Human Resources Officer Doug Tulino.
“The agreement aligns with the Delivering for America 10-year plan’s intent to provide reliable, value-driven mail and package delivery service to all Americans in fulfillment of our universal service obligation.”
The union, also known as the NRLCA, represents more than 132,000 rural letter carriers nationwide.