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Update on Juneteenth Holiday

President Biden signed into law the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021, making June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. However, the law did not apply to the Postal Service.

NALC is aware of an internal Postal Service communication indicating that the holiday will be observed beginning in 2022 for full-time and part-time career employees. We have had informal discussions about the Juneteenth holiday with the Postal Service and will continue to discuss additional issues related to the observance of this holiday for all city letter carriers.