NALC – New pay rates implemented

On April 10, all city letter carriers began earning their new pay rates in accordance with the 2019 National Agreement. The new pay rates include the following:

For career city carriers:

  • 1.1% General Wage Increase effective November 23, 2019
  • $166 Cost of Living Adjustment effective February 29, 2020
  • $188 Cost of Living Adjustment effective August 29, 2020
  • 1.1% General Wage Increase effective November 21, 2020
  • $416 Cost of Living Adjustment effective February 27, 2021

*Cost of living increases referenced above are paid proportionally to city carriers in Table 2 in accordance with Article 9.3.E of the National Agreement.

For City Carrier Assistants:

  • 1.1% General Wage Increase and additional 1.0% increase effective November 23, 2019
  • 1.1% General Wage Increase and additional 1.0% increase effective November 21, 2020

*City carrier assistants receive the additional 1.0% increases referenced above in lieu of cost of living adjustments pursuant to Article 9.7 of the National Agreement.

These increases will be reflected in the April 30 paychecks.

Backpay will be calculated from the dates indicated above through April 9, 2021. The Postal Service has indicated that it will take some time to calculate the back pay for more than 210,000 letter carriers but expects the process to be completed and payments made sometime in July.

The new pay rates can be seen in the new letter carrier pay schedule available here.


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