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Name: Postal Reorganization Act of 1970 (39 US Code 1004, 1201-1209).
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1970-08-12
Entry into force:
ISN: USA-1970-L-99640
Link: https://www.ilo.org/dyn/natlex/natlex4.detail?p_isn=99640&p_lang=en
Bibliography: US Code US Code Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives, USA PDF of 39 USC, Part II as at 29 July 2015 PDF of 39 USC, Part II as at 29 July 2015 (consulted on 2015-07-29)
Abstract/Citation: The Act makes the NLRA applicable to employees in the postal service who do not have supervisory or management roles. They have the same rights to organized and be collectively represented as other workers. However, the Act requires that collective agreements be for a minimum of two years and it also establishes a special bargaining impasse resolution machinery. Postal workers are prohibited from striking and if disputes can not be resolved through voluntary measures, the disputes are referred to a panel to investigate and their findings are binding on the workers involved.
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