Teamsters in Action
Working conditions at UPS are at an all-time low.
Will the new contract address the problems—or will they get swept under the rug?
Our contract at UPS doesn’t expire until Aug. 2013. But the International Union and UPS are planning to negotiate the next contract early.
UPS Teamsters are also preparing early to make sure that any early deal makes UPS deliver the contract we deserve.
The Make UPS Deliver Campaign is bringing together Teamsters to win a contract that:
- Protects Our Benefits and Wins Better Pensions
- Wins Higher Wages Especially for Part-Timers
- Protects Drivers from UPS Abusing GPS & Telematics Technology
- Ends Trumped Up Discipline for “Dishonesty”
- Stops Production Harassment & Excessive Loads
- Creates More Full-Time Jobs So Part-Timers Can Go Full-Time and Drivers Can Get Relief from Excessive Loads
- Stops Subcontracting Feeder Work and Packages to the Post Office
Click here to send Make UPS Deliver a message about what you think the priority issues are for the next contract.
Click here to download a Make UPS Deliver bulletin.
UPS Teamsters joined union members at Verizon in a rally and march against Corporate Greed in New York City on Friday, Oct. 21.
Many UPS Teamsters are fed up with a grievance procedure that is stacked in favor of management.
UPS Teamsters in Kansas City are not just grumbling–they’re doing something about it. Read the rest …
Teamsters at the UPS hub in Syracuse knew they needed a show of unity to counter all the grief they get daily from UPS management. So they held a rank-and-file day of action to educate members on how to enforce our contract. Read the rest …
Transport workers across the world are holding a Day of Action today to protest the firings of 157 UPS workers in Turkey in retaliation for a union organizing drive there.
The international Day of Action is being sponsored by the International Transport Workers Federation, which the Teamsters Union belongs to. Unions are demanding the reinstatement of the fired workers and an end to UPS’s union-busting in Turkey.
Click here to find out more.
OSHA has ordered UPS to pay more than $100,000 for “reckless disregard for the law and complete indifference” to driver safety rights.
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New York Local 804 is giving on-car supervisors a taste of their own medicine.
Local 804 union reps tailed supervisors and videotaped them on OJS days. If UPS is really interested in “Failure to follow proper methods,” then they need to take a look at Local 804′s footage. Read the rest …
Reform leaders have taken office in Teamsters Local 804 and are setting a new direction for one of the largest UPS locals in the country. They’ve also inherited serious challenges.
[Nov. 11, 2009] Anticipating a visit by CEO Scott Davis, Local 177 booked a plane to circle UPS’s Edison hub with a banner: “UPS Stop Mistreating Your Employees.”
Outside the hub, Local 177 officers distributed leaflets in the parking lot with the same message.
Grievance action by UPS Teamsters across the country has forced the National Grievance Committee to hear almost a dozen cases on the elimination of full-time combo jobs at the national grievance panel June 8 to 11 in Philadelphia.
Thousands Sign Petition; Deserve Answer from IBT
UPS stewards have sent a letter to International Union Vice President and Package Division Director Ken Hall to request a meeting before the national grievance panel to deliver thousands of petition signatures and ask the IBT to take action to stop the elimination of full-time combo jobs.
Click here to read the letter to Ken Hall.
When UPS management tried to get rid of an assertive Oklahoma steward, they didn’t know what they were in for. Members and local officials mobilized to put the member back to work. And a few days later the center manager was out of a job. Read the rest …
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 …
Victory for Driver Who Refused to Drive in Bad Weather
April 14, 2009: United Parcel Service has been ordered to hire back a Teamster in San Francisco who was wrongfully terminated after refusing to drive in bad weather.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered UPS to immediately rehire the driver, pay back wages and benefits, and pay an additional $50,000 in punitive damages.
Management fired the driver after he told them it was unsafe for him to drive because of vision problems and bad weather. Read the rest …