UPS is demanding historic givebacks in regional and local supplements that would gut rights and standards that generations of Teamsters fought to win.
But the IBT is maintaining an information brownout of the supplemental contract negotiations.
This is especially dangerous because the company has a long history of negotiating substandard language into one supplement and then trying to spread it to others.
Here is a list of just some of the givebacks the company is demanding in the various supplements:
- Work weeks of any 5 out of 7 days
- Work weeks of four 10-hour days or three 13-hour days with no overtime after 8 hours
- Casual Drivers year-round
- Part-Time Helpers year-round
- Part-time Package Drivers
- Eliminate the day after Thanksgiving as a holiday
- Expanded use of Temporary Cover Drivers / Utility Drivers
The Package Division is in charge of coordinating all of the supplemental negotiations. If they are serious about winning a good contract, they need to lift the information brownout in the supplemental negotiations.
Members should not be kept in the dark while UPS uses the supplements to go after our contract rights and working conditions.