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Postal Workers Union Loses Bid to Stop Job Changes in Virginia

Nov. 6, 2019, 7:53 PM

A federal court in Washington, D.C., said it lacks authority to block the U.S. Postal Service from rolling out a new initiative to get more Northern Virginia workers out on their routes because no significantly irreparable harm exists.

The National Association of Letter Carriers AFL-CIO has challenged the USPS’s newly-enacted job reforms, which reorganized workers’ duties and functions so that they spend more time delivering mail and less time in the office. The union says the reforms violate the collective-bargaining agreement and multiple USPS regulations. The parties are scheduled to arbitrate the dispute in November, but the NALC asked the...

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