The UPS contract vote starts this week. Here's what you need to know.
1. UPSers Are Getting Ready to Vote No
UPSers are getting ready to Vote No in big numbers to reject givebacks and send them back to the table to negotiate a better offer.
Members are Voting No to stop two-tier 22.4 drivers, take on harassment, subcontracting, and excessive overtime, and win $15 starting pay and catch-up raises for part-timers.
2. We Can Beat Givebacks & Win a Better Contract Offer
We can win a better contract offer, if we Vote No in big numbers. After Carhaulers Voted No to reject their contract, the companies took givebacks off the table and members won a better contract.
We can defeat givebacks and win a better contract, but we need to do more than vote. We need to talk with other UPSers and encourage them to Vote No too. It's crunch time. Will you help? Download Vote No bulletins or order Vote No signs.
3. Voting No Does Not Mean a Strike
The company and some Teamster officials will try to scare members into accepting givebacks, by saying that Voting No means a strike. That's not true.
The Hoffa administration used the same trick to try to intimidate carhaulers. Members called their bluff and Voted No. There was no strike. The International Union and the companies returned to the table and brought back a better contract offer.
4. How Voting Works
The contract vote will be done electronically. Balloting materials will be mailed between September 11-14 with a secure PIN to use to vote online or by telephone to a computer. Ballots will be counted on October 5. We will have observers present.
5. What To Do If You Don't Get Your Balloting Packet
If you do not receive your balloting materials and PIN in the mail, or if you need replacement materials for any reason, call your local union to confirm your address and the local will have a new ballot packet sent.
Text UPS to 94253 to sign up for contract updates. Or click here to sign up for updates.
UPS Teamsters United is independent of the IBT and of any candidates for union office.