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2011-2016 National Agreement

The term of the current National Agreement between NALC and the Postal Service runs through May 20, 2016.

This latest contract was reached through the interest arbitration process with the resulting Das interest arbitration award. For the purposes of clarity, the national parties agreed to make minor changes to language in the January 10, 2013 Interest Arbitration Award. For more information, click here.

Click on the cover at right to open the PDF of the 2011-2016 National Agreement. The PDF includes bookmarks and hyperlinks to make navigating the document easier. To save a copy right-click on the cover and "save target as..." to download a copy to your computer.

Select past National Agreements and arbitration awards

2011-2016 NALC-USPS National Agreement
Das interest arbitration award (toward the 2011-2016 National Agreement)
2006-2011 NALC-USPS National Agreement
2001-2006 NALC-USPS National Agreement
1998-2000 NALC-USPS National Agreement
Fleischli interest arbitration award

NALC Collective-Bargaining History

Contract Term Type of Settlement Bargaining Structure*
1971-1973 Negotiated settlement JBC: NALC, APWU crafts, NPMHU, NRLCA
1973-1975 Negotiated settlement JBC: NALC, APWU, NPMHU, NRLCA
1975-1978 Negotiated settlement JBC: NALC, APWU, NPMHU, NRLCA
1978-1981 Healy Award (partial arbitration) JBC: NALC, APWU, NPMHU
1981-1984 Negotiated settlement JBC: NALC, APWU
1984-1987 Kerr Award (arbitration) JBC: NALC, APWU
1987-1990 Negotiated settlement JBC: NALC, APWU
1990-1994 Mittenthal and Valtin Awards JBC: NALC, APWU
1994-1998 Stark Award (arbitration) NALC
1998-2001 Fleischli Award (arbitration) NALC
2001-2006 Negotiated settlement NALC
2006-2011 Negotiated settlement NALC
2011-2016 Das Award (arbitration) NALC
* In many rounds of bargaining, two or more unions formed a Joint Bargaining Committee (JBC) to negotiate with the Postal Service. The NALC has negotiated on its own since 1994.
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