12 Comments on "USPS – Labor deal ratified – union approves contract with USPS"

  1. LMAO- “continued restraint of rural carrier labor costs” in other words, crap pay increases for rural carriers. Falling further behind in relation to cost of living. Reduction of employers share of health insurance. In other words, your health insurance is going to cost more out of your pocket, bye bye wage increase.
    Rcas are now mandated to travel up to 50 miles to cover a route. Think many might consider quitting?

    Last but not least, a comprehensive memo of understanding regarding the implementation of the 4 year overdue time study. In other words, the post office will implement those standards that save it money, costing the rural carriers time and money.

    I voted no because I thought that with the economy booming and unemployment at an all time low our union should have gotten us a better deal. Imho, this contract is a disaster.
    No count is mandated and the time study, the 2012 time study, can be implemented when the po feels like it.
    Boys and girls, our lives as rural carriers just got worse
    End of rant

    • I agree whole heartedly, as an NALC Carrier, our weekly pay check barely keeps up with inflation. Some times it doesn’t.

      Less mail with the same amount of supervisors as well, based on the last 25 years and ratios.

      With all this talk about 55 billion dollars on perfuming retirements etc. the USPS last mile of service for the past 20 years has been squarely on the back of letter carriers.

      There should never be an annual raise less than 2% per year and we deserve at least 5% per year.

      If the postal service want to pay their supervisors and Postmaster 5 % minimum per year for creating problems and driving in-necessary costs up, they are privileged to do so.

      What’s their base anyway 72k+ up to 85k +/- n more for the PM’s

  2. Thanks for removing my comments! Moderator? Why? Because it was against the ratification and pointed out the serious flaws in the contract? Or because it emphasizes how the anti worker bias shows in the above article.

  3. Brian Beauchamp | August 7, 2019 at 11:43 am | Reply

    Well, that just shifted more cost to the post office while postal union once again makes no concessions and has no concerns about the future of their jobs.

  4. Richard Mound | August 7, 2019 at 3:40 pm | Reply

    Union has no back bone. I left the union years ago and glad I did. Using union dues, which I’m sure will go up again, on family expenses. 31 years with PO and every contract we give back. Stop spending money on yearly conventions, obviously a waste of time and money.

  5. i’m a clerk, hopefully we get a better one!

  6. pam benedict | August 7, 2019 at 7:57 pm | Reply

    This is what happens when not everybody votes, but they want to stand around and complain. You have to vote to make your voice heard. I voted NO

  7. Anything on the clerk crafts. Specifically turning a PSE position into a Career position if the PSE continually works more than 40 hours a week?

  8. Is there something in this ratification that says profs can only work 48 hours in a week?

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