“This agreement is balanced. It addresses the negotiating objectives of both parties in a fiscally responsible manner,” said Doug Tulino, Vice President of Industrial Relations. The exact terms of the transaction, which covers the three-year period from September 21, 2019 to September 20, 2022, will be published on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 1 p.m.m, when NPMHU national officers will hold a national conference call with the presidents of the 37 local unions. At the same time, the terms of the agreement are published on the NPMHU website and sent to thousands of local officials and union representatives across the country. The details of the conference call will be sent separately to all local presidents. For MHAs, MHA will be able to maintain their participation in the USPS noncareer health plan in the first year of employment. The Post Office will continue to pay $125 per salary period for self-insurance, but according to the preliminary agreement, the postal service will pay much more – 65% of the total premium for each MHA who chooses to participate in the NONCAReer USPS plan for auto-plus-one or family coverage. You will read the tenth contractual update prepared and distributed by NPMHU during the 2019 negotiations. These updates, along with the EU magazine and monthly newsletters, will keep postal workers from across the country informed of the issues raised during this round of negotiations. For the first time since 1996, the Post Office and NPMHU have agreed to release the lump sums paid for night differences in each grade and salary scale each year from the contract. Under this agreement, all night differences will increase by 2% per year in May 2020, May 2021 and May 2022. All other declarations of intent and letters of intent, including the agreement on the appeal of the remaining positions, have been continued, with the exception of some casual worker agreements that remain in force until all casual workers are eliminated, but which will then be withdrawn from the 2019 national agreement as obsolete.
Article 12.5 is specified to ensure that meetings on possible movements of mail customers take place at the regional level and that local union representatives can participate.