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What’s Next for the UPS Contract?

In a nationwide conference call, Fred Zuckerman briefed members on negotiations and announced a UPS Teamsters United petition drive to fight for a good contract. 

First a Brownout, Now a Crackdown

Hoffa’s Package Division has expelled a member of the National Negotiating Committee for breaking the Information Brownout on contract negotiations.  Members have a right to know about their contract. Teamsters United is not backing down.

UPS Contract Negotiations Update

The International Union and UPS have wrapped up their second week of contract negotiations. Teamster members need to be ready to fight.

UPS Freight Negotiations Update

The National Negotiating Committee and UPS Freight completed their second week of contract talks on February 1.

The Union has many good proposals on the table. We can improve our substandard contract if the Hoffa administration stands their ground. The company is demanding givebacks to test the Hoffa administration and distract us from winning the improvements we need. We can’t let that happen.

70-Hour Work Weeks and Forced OT in Peak

The National Negotiating Committee did not include any proposal to stop six-day and 70-hour work weeks in the union’s opening bargaining page. But Package Division Director Denis Taylor promised a proposal will be submitted to UPS soon.

Hoffa Administration Waters Down Technology Proposals

Hoffa’s Package Division has watered down key contract proposals to stop unfair discipline and prevent job elimination due to technology.

Ken Hall Signals Weakness on Healthcare, Again

Before healthcare has even been discussed in contract negotiations, Ken Hall tried to get UPSers in his local to pay for their retiree healthcare out of their own pockets.

 

Information Brownout On Supplements

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.

UPS Makes Billions, Demands Givebacks

UPS announced today it made $4.9 billion in profits after taxes in 2017. But the company is demanding givebacks in contract negotiations.  

Opening Proposals for UPS and UPS Freight Contract

UPS and UPS Freight negotiations began today. The IBT has released the unions proposals. 

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