Today, UPS agreed to put a contract offer on the table by July 5 to give Teamster members time to complete voting on a proposed contract by our strike deadline of August 1.
“One of two things is going to happen next,” said Teamsters General Secretary-Treasurer Fred Zuckerman. “UPS will come to terms on a deal we can confidently recommend to our members or UPS will fail and the company will put itself on the street.”
UPS contract negotiations will continue through the holiday weekend. It’s crunch time and members and local unions are conducting Practice Picketing nationwide to build our bargaining leverage.
“Thousands of UPS Teamsters are practice picketing right now across the country, showing UPS how serious we are about getting the best contract in our history,” Zuckerman said.
What’s on the Table
UPS Teamsters have already won contract improvements on key non-economic economic issues, including excessive overtime, driver-facing cameras, harassment, subcontracting, air conditioning, and more.
Negotiations have shifted to economics. Strike issues on the table include:
- Eliminate two-tier 22.4 and make all package drivers RPCDs with full rights
- Wage increases for every UPS Teamster
- Higher part-time pay
- Catch-up raises for current part-timers
- New full-time 22.3 jobs
- Eliminate forced 6th punch
- Higher pensions
- Additional paid holidays, including MLK Day
Stonewalling and low-ball offers are part of a company strategy to lower members’ expectations.
We’ve been united and clear from the beginning on what we’re fighting for—and we’re not backing down now.
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Click here to read the IBT Press Release on bargaining at UPS.