Mail handlers union members approve five-year contract

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Members of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union have voted to ratify a new five-year contract.

The new contract will run through Nov. 20, 2011, and affect approximately 55,000 career U.S. Postal Service employees who are engaged in bulk transfer, loading and unloading of mail. The USPS and the NPMHU reached a tentative agreement in December 2006, after formally opening national contract negotiations on Aug. 21, 2006.

The agreement provides for the following retroactive and future general wage increases (based on salary in effect on Sept. 2, 2006):

Effective Nov. 25, 2006 - 1.2 percent increase.

Effective Nov. 24, 2007 - 1.2 percent increase.

Effective Feb. 16, 2008 - 0.6 percent increase.

Effective Nov. 22, 2008 - 1.2 percent increase.

Effective Nov. 21, 2009 - 1.2 percent increase.

Effective Nov. 20, 2010 - 1.2 percent increase.

The contract also contains continuation of cost-of-living adjustments at current levels and a reduction in the Postal Service contribution rate for health insurance by one point during each year of the contract.

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