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Package Driver Survival Tips

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Following the methods is the best way to protect yourself from unfair discipline and production harassment.

Click here to download our bulletin Package Driver Survival Tips.

You have the legal right to distribute copies of this bulletin at UPS, as long as you do so in nonwork areas (parking lot, locker room, break room) and at nonwork times (before or after work, break times). Read the rest …

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Five Changes to Strengthen UPS Contract Enforcement

IBT Vice President and Package Division Director Ken Hall says local officers and members are to blame for weak contract enforcement because they bring cases “with no facts.”

Here are five changes the International Union could adopt today to increase contract enforcement. Read the rest …

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When You Gotta Go

UPS management has been hassling drivers in some areas about going off their route to use bathroom facilities and even for going to the bathroom when they’re not on their break.  Is this happening in your area? Let us know and find out your rights under federal law.
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UPS Applies Production Squeeze

In a tough economy, management is squeezing UPS Teamsters more than ever.

We’ve got contract language to protect us. So why isn’t it being enforced? Read the rest …

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New Technology Tracks Drivers’ Every Move

UPS is implementing new technology that allows management to monitor drivers like never before. Telematics amounts to a daily OJS without a manager ever getting in your truck.

Find out how the technology works—and how to protect yourself from harassment and unfair discipline. Read the rest …

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Download a Sample Printout from UPS’s New Spyware

UPS is implementing new technology that allows management to monitor package car drivers like never before. Telematics combines data gathered through GPS, the DIAD board and new sensors that are being mounted on package cars.

Click here to see an example of a Telematics printout that management uses to monitor drivers. Read the rest …

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Electronic OJS: UPS Rolls Out New Technology

UPS is implementing new technology that allows management to monitor drivers like never before–beginning with an upgrade to the DIAD software and culminating in telematics, a new system that amounts to a daily electronic OJS. Read the rest …

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Volume Down. Harassment Up.

Is management cracking down on package car drivers where you work?

Make UPS Deliver obtained a confidential memo that detailed how managers should bring down the hammer on members in UPS buildings in Chicago. Click here to read the memo, “March Cost Cutting Initiatives.”

Management in Chicago are not acting alone.  Teamsters across the country are reporting an increase in OJS’s, a crackdown on drivers who are over-allowed, etc.
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UPS Expands Spyware Program

Are new sensors appearing on your package car?  UPS is expanding its use of new technology to monitor vehicles, and drivers, like never before.

The company’s new “telematics program” uses computer technology to combine data UPS gathers through GPS, the DIAD board and new sensors that are being mounted on package cars in pilot areas. Read the rest …

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Big Brown Jockey Fired for Failure to Follow UPS Methods?

Rumor has it that the jockey who rode “Big Brown” in the Belmont Stakes this past Sunday was fired for failing to follow “UPS Prescribed Methods” by not whipping the daylights out of that horse during the final stretch.

UPS is claiming that the horse would have won the Triple Crown but for the jockey’s failure to follow UPS methods.

Big Brown’s trainer, Rick Dutrow, was given a “lateral transfer” to the UPS Center in Nome, Alaska where he will supervise the package sled drivers (and sled dogs) at that center during the twilight sort which lasts from November to August each year. Read the rest …

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Protect UPS Drivers from Spy Technology

As previously reported by MakeUPSDeliver.org, UPS is preparing to implement new technology that will enable management to monitor drivers like never before.

UPSers need to make sure we win strong language to protect Teamsters from discipline resulting from the new spy technology.

The case of Local 391 Teamster Ron Revels—a 21-year Teamster who was fired for cutting his lunch short to help the company— shows why this new contract language is so important. Read the rest …

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UPS Unveils New Technology to Spy on Drivers

Riding Shotgun: Big Brother

UPS is preparing to implement new technology that will monitor drivers like never before. With their new gadgets, the company won’t have to send a supervisor on your route to spy on your methods. Their new technology amounts to an electronic OJS. Read the rest …

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