Enforce Your 9.5 Rights

Fight layoffs and make UPS pay for excessive overtime by enforcing your 9.5 rights. Read these tips, then scroll to the bottom of the page for our 9.5 Rights Toolkit.

How 9.5 Rights Work 

After you sign up, if UPS works you over 9.5 hours three times in a week, the company must pay triple time for all hours you work over 9.5 hours on any day during the week.

If the company violates your 9.5 rights more than four times, the contract requires the District Labor Manager to meet with the union and fix your dispatch so that you can finish on time. Under the new contract, the company must hold an elevated meeting within 45 days. Make sure your to request the elevated meeting in the remedy of your fifth 9.5 grievance.

If the company continues to violate your 9.5 rights after the elevated meeting, you will be paid quadruple time for every hour worked over 9.5 hours. 


Getting on the 9.5 List

The 9.5 list went into effect on January 15. But it’s not too late to sign up. 

You can add yourself to the 9.5 list at any time. If you add your name to the 9.5 list after January 15th, it will take one week for your 9.5 rights to go into effect. 

Once your 9.5 rights go into effect, you can file grievances if the company tries to work you for more than 9.5 hours on three days a week. 

You can add your name to the 9.5 list by filling out a 9.5 Add/Cut form and talking to your shop steward. Print a copy of the 9.5 Add/Cut form here.


9.5 Rights Eligibility

Every RPCD can and should sign the 9.5 list. All drivers who had 9.5 rights under the previous contract will maintain their eligibility. 

Former 22.4 drivers who are now RPCDs qualify for 9.5 rights if:

  • You have a bid route
  • You cover the same route for a full week OR
  • You have more than 4 years seniority as a package driver

Even if you are not going to be 9.5 eligible every week, you should still sign the 9.5 list. That way you will get your 9.5 penalty pay as soon as you are eligible. 

Click here to print the UPS Teamsters United leaflet


Click here to download the 9.5 Add/Cut Form


For more information, see the Teamster 9.5 toolkit at bit.ly/9-5rights