Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living Adjustments

NPMHU – 2/17/17 – Effective on March 4, 2017, all career Mail Handler craft employees are scheduled to receive the second of seven possible cost-of-living (COLA) adjustments as outlined in Article 9.3 of the 2016 National Agreement.  This COLA increase is based on the upward change in the relevant Consumer Price Index (CPI) following release of the January 2017 Index, and provides an annual increase of $333 for all Steps in Table 1 and for Step P of Table 2. The remaining Steps in Table 2 will receive the proportional COLA increase percentages as outlined in Article 9.3 of the National Agreement.

Link to wage chart effective March 4, 2017  (pdf)

One Response to "Career Mail Handlers Scheduled to Receive Second of Seven Possible Cost-of-Living Adjustments"

  1. Postal Joe   February 19, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Wow…all Mail Handlers will now get an extra 16 cents per hour or $333 a year!!! Those Mail Handlers planning to retire anytime in the future should put the $333 aside because soon you’ll need it to pay the Medicare premiums that your Union endorsed a couple of weeks ago!! And your $333 will roughly pay for about 2 1/2 MONTHS WORTH OF DUPLICATE COVERAGE THAT YOU WILL BE FORCED TO TAKE!!! Tell your union to reverse the endorsement of the reform bill and fight for the real problem….THE PRE FUNDING!!! Why should we be forced to pay over $1600 a year for duplicate coverage (over $3200 if married)!!

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