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.
Teamsters working for UPS in Western Pennsylvania will vote for the third time this weekend on their supplemental agreement. The supplement covers Teamster locals 30, 110, 249, 261, 397, 491, 538, 585, and 926.
Package Division Director Denis Taylor asked Hoffa to impose the UPS Western Pennsylvania Supplement and Metro Detroit Riders, but angry opposition has put the brakes on that plan. Hoffa has directed Taylor to return to the bargaining table instead.
International Union Vice President Avral Thompson has issued a letter calling on President Hoffa and the General Executive Board (GEB) to honor the contract votes by UPSers in Detroit and Western Pennsylvania.