A Comparative Analysis of Wage Premiums and Industrial Relations in the British Post Office and the United States Postal Service

  • Michael L. Wachter
  • Jeffrey M. Perloff
  • Frank Rodriguez
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This paper analyzes and compares the wage-setting mechanisms in the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the British Post Office. The United States comparability standard states that the USPS should pay wages comparable to those paid in the private sector:

It shall be the policy of the Postal Service to maintain compensation and benefits for all officers and employees on a standard of comparability to the compensation and benefits paid for comparable levels of work in the private sector of the economy.”1


Collective Bargaining Industrial Relation Wage Differential Postal Worker Wage Premium 
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  • Michael L. Wachter
  • Jeffrey M. Perloff
  • Frank Rodriguez

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