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.
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."
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.
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.