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"As deliveries soar, UPS drivers say company's coronavirus precautions may not keep them or customers safe" — NBC News

A new report from NBC News reveals the lack of sanitary conditions UPS'ers are experiencing at work during the global pandemic.

COVID-19 UPDATE: UPSers Win Paid Leave Benefits

UPS will pay up to ten days of paid leave to Teamsters who are diagnosed with COVID-19, living with someone with COVID-19, or have been quarantined by a government agency, medical professional or UPS.

UPS management had previously announced that workers affected by the Coronavirus would only be granted unpaid leave.

More than 15,000 Teamsters signed a petition from UPS Teamsters United protesting the company’s failure to provide paid leave or address hazardous unsanitary conditions. We made our voices heard!

Sign the Coronavirus Petition by UPS Workers

UPS workers are demanding the company do the right thing during the Coronavirus outbreak by improving paid sick leave and sanitary working conditions.

 

Record Profits of $6.5 Billion at UPS

While UPS Teamsters are working under a contract that imposed concessions like two-tier 22.4 drivers, UPS bosses are celebrating record profits. The company announced today it made $1.84 billion in profits during peak alone and $6.5 billion in profits after taxes in 2019.

'How this African American UPS worker challenged powerful union leaders in Philly, and won.'

by Juliana Feliciano Reyes, January 22, The Philadelphia Inquirer

"Around the country, rank and file union activists — from teachers to journalists to warehouse workers — have challenged the establishment, who they say is too complacent, too cozy with management, to fight for workers and keep corporations in check."

MEMBERS ELECT REFORMERS TO REBUILD 71

After Voting No against contract givebacks, members have voted out pro-Hoffa officers in Charlotte Local 71.  Members elected TDU activist Willie Ford and the Rebuild 71 Slate to lead their local. Ford beat the incumbent president by 757 to 286.

Arbitrator Waters Down 9.5 Rights at UPS

UPS drivers’ rights were watered down when the IBT lost an important arbitration decision on 9.5 protections against excessive overtime.

UPS Profits Rise; Sunday Delivery Will Start in January

The concessionary UPS contract that was rejected by UPS Teamsters isn’t doing much for the members, but it is paying off for management. In a flurry of press releases over the last 24 hours, UPS announced that profits are rising and the company will use lower-paid 22.4 drivers to make Sunday deliveries starting in January.

UPS TEAMSTERS: PROTECT YOURSELF ON AN OJS

How to protect yourself when management gets on your truck—whether it’s a one-day production ride or a three-day OJS.

9.5 RIGHTS & WRONGS UNDER THE NEW CONTRACT

Under the new contract, the 9.5 list is under the control of our union.

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