No Need for Grievance Hearings in October?

UPS Teamsters know that contract violations are up. So why are union officials talking about cutting the next national grievance panel short or skipping it altogether?

Package Division Director Ken Hall sent a memo to Local Unions announcing that the October national grievance panel will be cut to just one day, Oct. 9 to cover all cases from both UPS and UPS Freight. The national grievance panel normally lasts five days.

Hall reports that Teamster officers from a number of Supplemental Negotiating committees have said they will not attend the Grievance Panel at all. If you have a grievance that you are hoping will be heard at the panel, you better check with your Local.

National negotiations will be held with UPS Freight on October 10-11. Negotiations on UPS regional and local supplements may be scheduled for that time as well.

Click here to read the IBT notice about the National Grievance Panel schedule.

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