22.3 / Full-Time Combo Jobs News
UPS Teamsters are petitioning the International Union to protect full-time jobs at the national grievance panel in June.
Petitions are due May 15. There is still plenty of time to circulate the petition and stand up for the full-time jobs we won in the 1997 UPS strike. Read the rest …
Does Lower Volume Give UPS the Right to Cut 22.3 Jobs?
UPS has released its latest financial numbers and, as expected, volume and revenue are down. Some management officials claim this gives the company the right to lay off full-time combo employees.
But the contract and the record on this issue is clear: UPS has to create and maintain 20,000 Article 22.3 jobs. Period. Find out more about the language and arbitration that make this a winning issue for Teamster members. Read the rest …
The national petition drive to make UPS create more full-time times is picking up steam.
UPS is violating Article 22.3 of our contract which requires the company to maintain 20,000 combo jobs nationally. The company is thousands of jobs short of the 20,000 quota—and is eliminating more full-time combo jobs every day.
Petitions are circulating in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Diego—and other locals large and small. Read the rest …
At the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport, UPS dissolved more than 100 full-time combo positions in February. Members filed grievances, but got the brush off by Local 767 officials.
Instead of getting discouraged, members got active. They contacted TDU and organized a meeting with TDU Southern Region organizer Willie Hardy.
“Our TDU meeting got members informed and united. We’re following up by joining the national petition drive to tell Hoffa that it’s time to enforce the contract,” said Local 767 shop steward Sandy Gustafson. “Union members need to stand up, make our voices heard and take back our union.
Check Out the Coverage; Order Convoy Dispatch TDU’s newspaper
Convoy Dispatch, reaches 50,000 Teamsters across the country. This month’s issue puts the spotlight on UPS’s Full-Time Jobs Takeaway and what Teamster members can do about it.
The paper’s centerfold features a two-page map that gives a national picture of UPS’s destruction of full-time combo jobs—with Teamsters from coast to coast giving examples of jobs that have been destroyed.
Create All 20,000 Full-Time Combo Jobs Required by the Contract
UPS is denying thousands of Teamsters full-time job opportunities—in violation of our union contract. Now working Teamsters are getting together to do something about it.
UPS Teamsters from across the country are launching a national petition drive to make UPS deliver more full-time jobs.
The petition drive was launched on a national conference call organized by Teamsters for a Democratic Union that brought together stewards and other concerned UPS Teamsters.
Click Here to Download the Petition.
Local 174 Gives UPS $1 Million To Reverse 22.3 Layoffs
Seattle Local 174 has ratified the agreement that gives UPS back a multi-million grievance settlement in exchange for UPS’s commitment to reverse recent 22.3 layoffs.
Click here to read more about this deal.
“At a time when many Local Unions in the West and all across the Country are losing full-time 22.3 jobs, we will be creating and guaranteeing jobs in Local 174′s jurisdiction,” said Secretary-Treasurer Rick Hicks.
The fact that local unions “all are the country are losing full-time 22.3 jobs” is precisely the problem. Local union officials need to tell the International Union it’s time to enforce Article 22.3 and require UPS to maintain 20,000 full-time combo jobs. Read the rest …
UPS management is moving to eliminate every Article 22.3 job at the Dallas/Ft. Worth Airport on Feb. 12.
This is the single largest cut since UPS started slashing Article 22.3 full-timers last year. In all, the company is planning to eliminate 120 Article 22.3 positions at DFW.
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Local 174 To Give UPS $1 Million To Save 22.3 Jobs
Our union’s failure to enforce the Article 22.3 full-time jobs provision of the contract has forced Seattle Local 174 members to make a devil’s choice: your money or your jobs.
When UPS laid off dozens of Article 22.3 Teamsters, Local 174 filed a grievance and promised to win back the jobs.
Now local officials have cut a deal that would give back a separate grievance victory worth $1 million or more. In exchange, UPS would put laid off 22.3 Teamsters back to work and guarantee a minimum number of 22.3 positions in Local 174′s jurisdiction.
Download a bulletin on the UPS Full-Time Jobs Massacre.
UPS management announced it will lay off all 22.3 local sort positions in the Rocklin, Calif. building as of Jan. 30. Local 150 Teamsters in these positions were given two choices: go driving or work a split shift—preload from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and then the local sort shift from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Read the rest …
UPS will shut down the night sort operations at Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) in February—a move that could threaten 70 or more full-time Article 22.3 jobs.
The midnight sort at the Columbia, S.C., air hub will be shut down around the same time. UPS previously eliminated more than 30 Article 22.3 jobs in Seattle at Boeing Field. Read the rest …
Our International Union has a major weapon that can break through company stonewalling and make UPS deliver the 20,000 full-time jobs guaranteed by our contract.
In the Central Region, the union has the right to strike over deadlocked grievances. When a grievance in the Central Region is deadlocked, the union has the right to strike—and to extend picket lines across the country. (Article 5, Section 3 of the Central Region Supplement.)
President Hoffa has rightly said that the right to strike on grievances gives our union a “Hammer” when the company is violating the contract and deadlocking grievances to avoid resolving the problem. That is exactly what is happening now. Read the rest …
by Sam Bucalo, Union Steward, Local 100, Cincinnati
Under the contract UPS had to give the International a list of the 20,000 Article 22.3 jobs the company claims it will maintain.
Our local union got a copy of that list from the IBT Package Division. My Steward Alternate and I found 11 jobs on the list that exist only on paper. That list includes workers that have moved to package car or feeder jobs.
That list even includes workers that have quit or been fired.
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UPS profits remain incredibly high—$1.6 billion in the third quarter—but volume is down. Ground package volume is down just 2.8 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Next Day Air volume in the third quarter fell by 9.8 percent.
Management is using the drop in Next Day Air volume as an excuse for eliminating Article 22.3 full-time jobs. Many of the jobs that have been eliminated involve the air operation. But the company doesn’t have a leg to stand on.
The company tried to use the “loss of volume” argument to weasel out of creating full-time Article 22.3 jobs after the 1997 strike. Our union won that issue at arbitration and UPS not only had to create the jobs, they had to pay backpay too.
At that time, film director Michael Moore sent a debt collector to UPS to collect the full-time jobs on behalf of working Teamsters.
Click here to watch the video from The Awful Truth. Read the rest …
When UPS refused to create the full-time jobs we won in the 1997 strike, Director Michael Moore sent Sal Piro to collect on behalf of working Teamsters—as shown in this video from Moore’s TV show The Awful Truth.
Today, UPS is at it again. UPS violating the contract which requires the company to maintain 20,000 Article 22.3 full-time jobs. The company is thousands of jobs short of that figure. UPS is even laying Article 22.3 Teamsters and forcing them back to part-time.
Maybe it’s time for another visit to UPS from Sal! Even better, the International Union should be conducting a national audit of Article 22.3 jobs and forcing the company to create the thousands of missing jobs now!
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