Postal workers rallied outside a federal building in Harrisburg, Pa. in September. (Ryan Moore/AP)

The National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Postal Mail Handlers Union agreed to keep talking to USPS through Dec. 16, after a previous extension of negotiations expired Wednesday.

The NPMHU represents more than 45,000 employees and NALC represents more than 195,000 workers.

Multi-year contracts expired in late November, but all sides agreed to keep talking. Postal and union officials don’t comment on the specifics of negotiations, but confirmed the talks will continue.

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