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Update on NALC’s Case Consolidation Lawsuit

U.S. District Court Judge James E. Boasberg today heard arguments in NALC’S lawsuit against the Postal Service over the Consolidated Casing Initiative.  As previously reported, the suit asks the court to issue an injunction stopping the Postal Service from continuing to test consolidated casing until NALC’s pending national level grievance is resolved by an arbitrator.  Appearing on behalf of NALC, Peter D. DeChiara, of Cohen, Weiss and Simon, LLP, argued that many letter carriers are now suffering and will continue to suffer irreparable harm unless the consolidated casing program is halted by the court.  The judge deferred issuing a decision and asked the parties for additional written briefs within the next two weeks.