UPS Teamsters voted to reject contract supplements in Detroit Local 243, Central Pennsylvania and Western Pennsylvania today.
The Western Pennsylvania Supplement went down overwhelmingly with a 96.42 percent No vote (Yes 65; No 1752). UPSers in Detroit Local 243 Voted No by 88.13 percent (123 Yes; 913 No). Central Pennsylvania UPSers voted No by 56.6 percent (744 Yes; 971 No).
Sixty-five percent of UPSers in Upstate and Western New York voted No to reject their supplement for the second time today. The Hoffa administration promptly used the Two-Thirds loophole in the Teamster Constitution to impose the agreement.
This morning, UPS announced third-quarter profits of $1.5 billion and new projections that the company will make between $6.1 and $6.4 billion in profits after taxes this year. But the Hoffa administration still won’t budge from imposing contract givebacks over a No Vote of the members.
Denis Taylor has repeatedly promised local unions and members that he will return to the bargaining table with UPS. But no date has been set. Here are 5 things the IBT can do fix the disaster at UPS. They will only happen if UPSers keep the pressure on.
Despite declaring the contract ratified, Denis Taylor says he will “return to the bargaining table to address a number of member concerns with the National Master UPS Agreement.” When bargaining resumes, UPSers expect our issues to be addressed.
We still haven’t heard a peep from Hoffa since UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters Voted No. Now, we know why. A few days after the ballot count, Hoffa and his top advisers skipped town for a 10-day trip to Singapore.
A growing number of International Union Vice Presidents are calling for Hoffa to respect the members vote at UPS, declare that the contract is not ratified and to hold an emergency meeting of the General Executive Board.