In a win for working Teamsters, laid-off UPS Freight Teamsters and UPSers who are covered by TeamCare will receive up to eight weeks of continued healthcare coverage at no cost to members.
Thousands of Teamsters signed a petition started by Teamsters for a Democratic Union demanding that TeamCare use some of its $7 billion in reserves to maintain benefits for laid-off Teamsters.
Now, members covered by TeamCare who are laid off between March 1 and December 31, 2020 will receive up to eight weeks of Layoff Coverage at no cost.
This is a good start and a win for working Teamsters.
TeamCare should monitor its reserves as we move through the COVID-19 crisis together and work to maintain healthcare benefits for laid-off Teamsters.
Who’s Covered and How It Works
TeamCare covers 212,000 Teamsters and 8,000 retirees, including all UPS Freight Teamsters and a majority of UPS Teamsters nationally.
Normally, UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters have to work at least one day per week, under the one-punch rule, to maintain their healthcare coverage.
But members covered by TeamCare who are laid off between March 1 and December 31, 2020 will receive up to eight weeks of Layoff Coverage at no cost.
United Action Pays Off
Rank-and-file Teamsters are organizing to protect ourselves in the COVID-19 crisis. And we are getting some results.
Join the grassroots network that’s pressuring our employers and the Hoffa administration to do right by working Teamsters.