The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) recently reached a contract agreement with the United States Postal Service (USPS) that will cover approximately 213,000 postal employees.

The agreement, which will run through September 20, 2022, includes salary increases and a boost to career development opportunities for eligible employees. Additionally, employees will benefit from improved benefits, such as a new health plan that will provide access to more doctors and hospitals.

The contract negotiations began in the spring of 2019, with both sides working to find common ground amidst concerns over job security and workplace conditions. The final agreement was reached after months of negotiations and represents a compromise between the two parties.

The contract is expected to have a significant impact on postal workers across the country, and the NALC has been vocal in its support of the agreement. In a statement released after the agreement was reached, the NALC praised the negotiations and noted that the contract demonstrates the importance of collective bargaining in today`s workforce.

While the contract is certainly a positive development for postal workers across the country, it is important to remember that there are still challenges facing the USPS. From competing with private delivery services to keeping pace with the rise of online shopping, the USPS faces a number of issues that will require ongoing attention and support.

As we move forward, it is important to recognize the work that has gone into the NALC`s contract negotiations and to continue supporting the USPS and its employees as they work to serve communities across the country.