UPS Supplements Comparison Tool

UPS Teamsters work under nearly 40 supplements and local riders to the National Master contract—with different language on some key issues from discipline to paid time off. 

For the first time, rank-and-file UPSers have created a tool so members can compare language and rights across the different supplements and riders.

Comparing supplements is not about finding the “winner.” 

Every supplement has its strengths and weaknesses and can benefit from bargaining for the strongest language in other supplements. 

Every supplement has weak language and loopholes that can be addressed in our upcoming contract negotiations.


Using the Supplement Comparison Tool

The contract comparison covers most of the largest supplements and riders, but not every single one. 

Some of the issues covered include: Vacation, Cardinal Offenses, Paid Time Off, Seniority Acquisition, 8-Hour Requests, Lunch and Breaks, 6th and 7th Punch Pay and Protections. 

The online comparison tool lets you click on an issue and see a quick report on each covered supplement. 

For example, most supplements give one week of vacation during the first year of seniority and two weeks after the second year.

But when do members get their third week of vacation? That ranges widely from 10 years (Southern Region), 9 years (Atlantic Area), 8 years, (Central Region), 7 years (Joint Council 28), down to 3 years for the Northern California Supplement.

Another example from the contract comparison is cardinal offenses, infractions for which members can be immediately terminated. Many of these are shared across the supplements like drinking on the job, unauthorized passengers in the vehicle, and dishonesty.

But some supplements have “catch-all” phrases like “other cardinal offenses” (Central Region), or “offenses of equal seriousness” (Central Pennsylvania). This vague language can open the door to abuse by management. 

Updates and additional information will be added to the comparison based on member comments. Send back your questions, comments, and feedback to UPS Teamsters United at [email protected]

Get Prepared for Negotiations

This fall, local unions will be holding proposal meetings to get contract ideas from members on both national and supplemental issues.

Now’s the time to do your homework. 

Use the Supplement Comparison to see how different supplements deal with the issues that matter to you.

Share the information with other Teamsters and talk together about what you want to fight for in the contract. We have a better chance of winning improvements when we identify priority issues and unite around them. 

UPS Teamsters United is a campaign of Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU). Contact us to get involved and to get in touch with concerned members who are covered by your supplement.

Together, we can win the UPS contract we deserve.

Help Build the Supplement Comparison

The Comparison covers most of the largest supplements and riders, but not every single one. New sections and updates will be added to the comparison based on member comments.

Click on a topic, like "Helper Pay" or "Seniority," to be brought to the supplemental language. Click on your supplement to expand the row and view your language.

Send back your questions, comments, and feedback to UPS Teamsters United at [email protected].

 

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Vacation—Full Time

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

9 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with 5 personal days
  • 45 hours pay FT/20 hours PT
  • Split one week into days w/4 weeks
  • 10% off/week 15%/week summer

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

9 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • 45 Hours pay FT/22.5 PT
  • 15% off/week in summer
  • Option week(s) w/sick/personal day

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

8 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Split 1 or 2 weeks into days
  • Option week instead of option days
  • 45 hours pay FT/20 hours PT
  • Pay without time off
  • 10% off/week 17%/week summer
  • 50 Hour option week

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

5 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week after 1 year
  • 45 Hours pay FT
  • 15% off/week in summer
  • No working Vacation
  • Pro Rated upon separation

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

10 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Weeks 4 and 5 can be pay only
  • 45 Hours pay
  • 17% off/week, 2 per center in Nov
  • Pro Rated upon separation
  • Split one week into days at 5 weeks

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

5 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with 5 option days
  • 45 hours pay FT/20-22.5 hours PT
  • No work during vacation
  • 10% off/week 15%/week summer

1 year - 2 weeks

5 years - 3 weeks

10 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with floating holidays
  • 1/52 pay FT
  • Vacation at company’s discretion

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

10 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Pro Rated upon separation
  • Option week w/5 personal days
  • 45 Hours pay FT/20 PT
  • 15% off/week
  • 4 and 5 weeks can be pay only
  • Week split after 3 weeks

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

10 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with 5 sick/option days
  • 1/52 pay
  • 15% off/week in summer
  • Pro Rated upon separation
  • Split one week into days w/2 Weeks

1 year - 2 weeks

3 years - 3 weeks

10 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

30 years - 7 weeks

  • Option week B w/4 holidays & ‘Bonus’ Day
  • No working Vacation
  • Option week A after 3 years
  • 45 hours pay FT

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

10 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with 5 option days
  • 45 hours pay FT/20 hours PT
  • Pay without time off
  • 10% off/week 15%/week summer

1 year - 1 week

3 years - 2 weeks

5 years - 3 weeks

10 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with unused PTO
  • 1/52 pay
  • Sell Back 2 weeks
  • 15% off/week
  • No working Vacations

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

10 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week w/5 roving holidays
  • 45 Hours pay FT/20 PT
  • 20% off/week summer 15% else
  • No working Vacation

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

7 years - 3 weeks

10 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week with floating holidays
  • 45 hours pay FT
  • Pay without time off at 3 weeks
  • 10% off/week 15%/week summer

1 year - 1 week

3 years - 2 weeks

9 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

30 years - 7 weeks

  • Option week with 5 discretionary days
  • 50 Hours pay
  • 15% off/week in summer 5% else
  • Pro Rated upon separation

1 year - 1 week

2 years - 2 weeks

7 years - 3 weeks

10 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

  • Option week at 3 years
  • 45 hours pay FT
  • 2 off/week 15%/week summer

1 year - 2 weeks

3 years - 3 weeks

7 years - 4 weeks

10 years - 5 weeks

20 years - 6 weeks

25 years - 7 weeks

  • Option week w/personal days
  • 45 hours pay FT
  • Pay without time off

1 year - 1 week

3 years - 2 weeks

8 years - 3 weeks

15 years - 4 weeks

20 years - 5 weeks

25 years - 6 weeks

30 years - 7 weeks

  • Option week after 1 year
  • 50 Hours pay FT/25 PT
  • 17% off/week in summer/12% else
  • No working Vacation
  • Option Week split after 3 weeks
  • Pro Rated upon separation

1 year - 2 weeks+1 Day

2 years - 3 weeks+2 Days

4 years - 3 weeks+3 Days

10 years - 4 weeks+3 Days

25 years - 5 weeks+3 Days

  • Option week and Combo week
  • 45 hours pay FT
  • Pay without time off after 3 weeks
  • 13% off/week

Lunch & Breaks

  • 1 Hour Lunch Inside between 3rd and 5th Hour, Package can split in three must be complete by 8th Hour
  • Part Time 10 minute Break between 1st and 3rd Hour. 
  • Additional 10 after 6 Hours.
  • 1 Hour Lunch can be divided into 15 minute break and 45 minute Lunch, Break between 2nd and 3rd hour, Lunch between 4th and 6th Hour.  
  • 1 ten minute Paid Break
  • Feeders can break lunch into 2 15 minute Breaks and 30 minute Meal
  • 1 Hour Lunch Between 3rd and 5th Hour.
  • Half Hour By Mutual Consent.
  • Can be split into 20 Minute Break between 1st and 3rd Hour, and 40 Min Lunch.  
  • Continuous Hour can be required.
  • No going home for Lunch.
  • 10 Minute Break in PM.
  • Meal between 3rd and 6th hour duration by Local practice.
  • At Least one 10 minute Paid break.
  • Feeders 1 Hour Lunch
  • Part Time 10 Minute Paid Break after 1 Hour, Additional 10 Minutes after 8 Hours
  • 20 Min Breakfast before 11
  • 40 Min Lunch between 12 and 3.
  • Drivers can opt for a Half hour lunch on a quarterly basis, with no Breakfast.
  • 10 Min Pay after 8 Hours.
  • Feeder Drivers have 1 Hour Lunch between 3rd and 5th Hour.
  • 1 hour lunch between 3rd and 5th hour.
  • Half hour lunch by request.
  • Lunch can be split into 20 min between 2nd and 3rd hour and 40 min lunch.
  • 10 min paid break. 
  • Cannot drive home for lunch.
  • 1 Hour Lunch Between 12PM&3PM.
  • 20 minutes can be taken before 12PM but after 10:30.
  • Extra 15 Minutes pay after 8.5
  • Feeder-1 Hour Lunch between 3rd and 5th hour.  15 Minute break between 8.5 and 9.5
  • Inside-1 Hour Lunch between 3rd and 5th hour. 
  • Part Time 10 minute Paid break 1st and 3rd Hour
  • Full Time 2 15 Minute Paid Breaks 
  • 22.3-15 Minute Paid Break Inside, 1 Hour Lunch
  • At least Half hour Lunch break before 5th hour.
  • If no break OT starts after 5 hours.
  • 1 Hour Lunch Between 3rd an 5th Hour. 
  • Can be less than 1 hour by Mutual agreement, but must be at least a Half Hour.  
  • Meal can be split into 20 Min between 2nd and 3rd Hour, and 40 Min Lunch.  
  • One 10 Min Paid Break.  
  • No going home for lunch.
  • 2 Ten Minute Paid Breaks, Between 2nd & 3rd Hour and 6th & 7th Hour
  • 1 Hour Unpaid Lunch, Must begin Between 4th & 5th Hour
  • Paid 20 Minute Break after 10 Hours
  • 1 Hour Lunch between 4th and 6th hour.  
  • If Half hour is forced second Half is paid at OT
  • 15 Min Break in AM, 15 Min Break in PM, 10 Min Break after 10 Hours
  • 1 Hour Lunch Inside between 3rd and 5th Hour, Package can split in three must be complete by 8th Hour
  • Part Time 10 minute Break between 1st and 3rd Hour. 
  • Additional 10 after 6 Hours.
  • Half or 1 Hour meal 
  • 15 Min Break in AM, 15 Min Break in PM, 
  • Part time 10 Min Break, 5 Min Break each Hour after 4 hours.  Extra Breaks can be combined, given individually, or paid.
  • 45 Min Lunch Between 3.5 and 5 Hours.
  • Can be Half Hour per Local Union. 
  • 10 Min Break between 2nd and 3rd Hour.
  • 1 Hour Between 4th and 6th hour
  • Can be split into 20 Min Between 1st and 3rd and 40 Min between 4th and 6th.  
  • Half Hour Lunch by Mutual Consent at time of Bid.
  • 15 Min paid break after 7th Hour. 
  • 15 Min Paid Break Part Time.
  • 1 hour Lunch between 2nd and 5th hour.
  • Half hour lunch can be required or requested. Two 10 minute paid breaks 3rd hour and 7th hour.
  • 3rd 10 minute paid break after 10 hours.
  • Part Time 10 minute paid break, Half hour unpaid lunch after 5 hours, 2nd 10 minute break after 7 hours, 3rd 10 minute break after 10 hours
  • Between half hour and 1 hour lunch between 3rd and 6th hour.
  • Full hour can be forced.
  • 15 minute paid break in the AM
  • 1 Hour Between 3rd and 6th Hour
  • Feeders between 4th and 6th Hour
  • At least one paid 10 minute break
  • 1 hour Lunch between 4th and 6th hour.
  • Half hour lunch can be required or requested.
  • 15 min break in AM, 10 min break in PM.
  • Local 483 = 1 20 min break.
  • Up to 1 Hour Lunch Between 3rd and 6th Hour.  
  • Can be split between 20 Min Coffee and 40 Min Lunch.
  • Feeder can Split Lunch 15-30-15.
  • 10 Min Paid Break.
  • 1 hour continuous Lunch Break between 4th and 6th hour. 
  • Two 15 Paid breaks.
  • Can take half hour lunch or no lunch by permission.

6th and 7th Punch

  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.  
  • 6th at Time and a Half. 
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Sunday Double Time. 
  • Time and A Half over 40 Hours.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Sunday Double Time.
  • Time and a Half for Part Time.
  • Time and a half For 6th Punch
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • 6th Punch Straight Time for Part Time.
  • No Forced 6th Punch. Only volunteer. 6th punch paid at time and a half.
  • Sundays can be forced by seniority at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch at Time an a Half up to 10 Hours.
  • After 10 Hours 1.5 times Time and a Half
  • Time and a Half for Part Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half. 
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch at Time and a Half. 
  • Double time After 8 on Sunday
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half. 7th at Double Time.  
  • Time and a Half for 6th and 7th Punch Part Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.  
  • 6th at Time and a Half. 
  • 7th at Double Time.

Local 705 Contract

  • No Forced 6th/7th Day
  • 6th Day Time and a Half
  • 7th Day Double Time
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch at Time and a Half.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch at Time and a Half.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.
  • Forced 6th and 7th Punch.
  • 6th at Time and a Half.
  • 7th at Double Time.

Seniority

  • 30 Consecutive Days 
  • 30 days in 90
  • Full Time: 30 days in 120 
  • Package Drivers: 40 days in 120 (if 10 days in Classroom)
  • Part Time: 70 days in 6 months
  • 40 days in 90

8 Hour Requests

  • Submit request by 5th calendar day preceding day requested
  • Approval status provided to employee by end of following day
  • Limit of 2 requests per month per employee
  • 10% of drivers in center minimum must be allowed on daily basis
  • Penalty if not honored = 2hr penalty pay at straight time
  • Suspended during peak season
  • Follows National Language
  • Submit written request 24 hrs in advance of day
  • Member informed of approval status by end of day prior to day requested
  • No exact limit on requests per month per employee, however “same same employee cannot keep repeatedly requesting the same work day.”
  • 10% minimum of drivers in center must be allowed (follows National)
  • Bring the work back if dispatched over 8 hrs on day of approved request (JAC decision, not in Supplement).
  • In addition to National Language requests which must be submitted 5 days in advance, 804 supplement allows for a separate supplemental request submitted 24 hrs in advance.
  • For 24 hr requests, at least 2 requests must be granted in each center per day
  • For 24 hr requests, bring the work back if dispatched over 8hrs.
  • Follows National language
  • Follows National language
  • Follows National language
  • In addition to National language, supplement allows for one additional 8 hour request per month per employee
  • Request must be made in writing 1 week in advance
  • No more than 1 employee per center granted request on any given day
  • Submit request in writing 24 hrs in advance
  • Limit of 2 requests per employee per month
  • Minimum of 10% per center must be allowed
  • Management not obligated to grant more than 1 request per day from employees in single “loop”
  • 2 hr penalty pay if dispatched over 8 hrs on day of approved request
  • Suspended during peak season

Cardinal Offenses

  • Dishonesty
  • Drunkenness or Drinking During Working Hours
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Use or Possession of Illegal Drugs
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Dishonesty
  • Drunkenness or Drinking During Working Hours
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Use or Possession of Illegal Drugs
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Offense of Equal Seriousness 
  • Dishonesty
  • Drinking or Drunkenness Use of Narcotics
  • Possession of Drugs, Marijuana or LSD
  • Serious Accidents
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Failure to Report an Accident
  • Avoidable Runaway Accident
  • Failure to Turn in All Monies
  • Other Cardinal Offenses
  • Drinking
  • Proven or Admitted Dishonesty
  • Serious Physical Violence
  • Severe Physical Sexual Harassment
  • Repeated Lewd Comments of Severe Sexual Nature
  • Unauthorized Strike or Walkout
  • Drunkenness, Drinking During Working Hours
  • Under the Influence of Liquor of Drugs
  • Proven Theft or Dishonesty
  • Rollaway accident that is a Serious Accident
  • Unreported Accident
  • Unprovoked Physical Assault
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Drinking
  • Proven or Admitted Dishonesty

In cases not involving the theft of money or merchandise an employee will remain on the job until a hearing is held with the business agent. Such hearing will take place within seventy-two (72)
hours.

  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Unauthorized Strike or Walkout
  • Drunkenness, Drinking During Working Hours
  • Under the Influence of Liquor of Drugs
  • Proven Theft or Dishonesty
  • Unprovoked Physical Assault
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Dishonesty
  • Drunkenness or Drinking During Working Hours
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Use or Possession of Illegal Drugs
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Dishonesty
  • Drinking while on Duty
  • Use of Hallucinogens or Narcotics on duty
  • Carrying of Drugs or Narcotics
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Avoidable Runaway
  • Failure to Report an Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Physical Violence
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Dishonesty
  • Being Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages
  • Taking of or Being Under the Influence of Non Prescribed Drugs or Illegal Substances
  • Possession or Selling of Non Prescribed Drugs or Illegal Substances
  • Unprovoked  Physical Abuse or Bodily Harm to Supervisor or other Employee
  • Negligence Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Failure to Report an Accident
  • Punching Someone Else’s Timecard To Steal Time
  • Dishonesty
  • Drinking Alcoholic Beverages During the Workday
  • Addiction
  • Use or Possession of Illegal Drugs or Narcotics 
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property
  • Dishonesty
  • Drinking of, or being Under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages or Narcotics during the workday
  • Personal Possession or the use of Drugs, Marijuana or LSD during the workday
  • Gross Negligence resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Failure to report an Accident
  • A Runaway Accident
  • Sexual harassment
  • Fighting on the job
  • Dishonesty
  • Drinking or Use or Under Influence of Alcoholic Beverages or Narcotics
  • Personal Possession or Use of Drugs while on Duty
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Proven Dishonesty
  • Drinking On Duty
  • Recklessness Resulting in a Serious Accident
  • Carrying of Unauthorized Passengers
  • Unprovoked Assault
  • Selling, Transporting or Use of Illegal Narcotics
  • Willful, Wanton, or Malicious Damage to Employer Property

Helper Pay

  • Pay rate: $13.00/hr
  • Pay rate: 80% of Package Car Driver starting rate
  • Peak season off the street helpers paid @ $8.00/hr (superseded by New York City minimum wage)
  • Part-time seniority employees that take peak season helper work paid @ $12.75/hr (superseded by New York City minimum wage.)

Full-time Helpers progression:

Starting Rate $16/hr

12 Months $17/hr

24 Months $18/hr

36 Months $21/hr

48 Months top rate

  • Pay rate: $10.35/hr
  • Pay rate: Prevailing part-time wages

 

  • Off the street helper pay: part-time starting rate
  • Oct 15 - Dec 31, regular part-time employees performing helper work paid @ $1.00 greater than part-time starting rate
  • Jan 1 - Jan 15, regular part-time employees performing helper work paid @ $3.00 greater than part-time starting rate

Feeder Passes (Coming Soon)

Air Language (Coming Soon)

Funeral Leave (Coming Soon)