Roughly a quarter-million U.S. Postal workers will receive almost $1000 next month as a cost-of-living adjustment. Two hundred and thirty thousand unionized U.S. Postal Service workers, comprised of 162,000 employees represented by the American Postal Workers Union and 66,000 represented by the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association, will get $937 apiece.
Last November, the workers got a 1 percent general wage after a two-year wage freeze. The Postal Service said that there will be no other increases in fiscal 2013, but that period ends next month, and in November, National Postal Mail Handlers Union members are due a 1 percent increase, while members of the National Association of Letter Carriers bargaining unit will get two cost-of-living adjustments next year, which will total $687.