The Letter

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Hoaxster, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I am writing to bring you up to date on the status of the 2013 UPS contract and your Area Supplement or Rider.

    As you know, the National UPS Agreement covering more than 220,000 Teamster members throughout the country has been approved by a majority of UPS Teamsters who voted. This contract will take effect after all Area Supplements and Riders, including yours, are also passed. The National UPS Contract covers all economic issues including wage increases, pension contributions, and health care benefits. It also contains many improvements in language dealing with 9.5 issues, harassment, SurePost and additional full-time jobs.

    It is important to clarify that while you or your fellow members covered by your Area Supplement may have voted against the National Agreement, a majority of Teamsters around the country voted to pass it. It is, therefore, a binding agreement between UPS and the Teamsters Union, and cannot be reopened.
    A majority of Teamsters voting in your area voted against your Area Supplement. Many voted against the Area Supplement because they were unhappy with the change to a new health care plan that was negotiated in the National Agreement. Because health care is contained in the National Agreement, another vote against the Supplement will not impact health care. The Supplement deals strictly with local area issues, not the broader economic and language issues that are covered by the National Agreement that has already been approved.

    At the same time, there were local issues that people voting against the Area Supplement were concerned with. Your supplemental negotiating committee is now bargaining with the company to address these issues. Once a modified agreement is concluded we will bring that to you for a new vote.

    Health Care
    When we went into negotiations, UPS was demanding major concessions in health care, including the proposal that UPS employees pay a significant share of the monthly premium currently paid 100% by the company. We attempted, and we believe we were successful in bargaining a new health care plan, TeamCare, that is comparable to the former UPS company plan and is significantly better than the UPS proposal. It does not require UPS Teamsters to pay a monthly premium. Nevertheless, the prospect of changing health care plans produced uncertainty among many UPS members and in some areas, including yours, led to a vote against the National and Supplemental Agreements.

    Even though the new TeamCare plan has been ratified in the national agreement we want you to know that your Negotiating Committee will be working with the TeamCare trustees and administration to make improvements in areas that we know our members were most concerned with.

    Going Forward
    After your area supplement bargaining committee concludes its negotiations, a contract will be presented to you for ratification. You will review the changes made to the Supplement and decide to vote for or against it.
    Keep in mind that the wage and benefit increases will not go into effect until after all Supplements and Riders are passed.
    The final decision will be in your hands.

    Fraternally yours,
    Ken H
    Co-Chair, National Negotiating Committee
  2. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    You don't get your raise Wednesday.
  3. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

    I called 867-5309 and it was not you.........................
  4. RonBurgandy??????????

    RonBurgandy?????????? God is Great, beer is good , People are crazy.

  5. toonertoo

    toonertoo Most Awesome Dog Staff Member

  6. bmwmc

    bmwmc Active Member

    Hoffa/hall channeling,

    ​ to the no voters...we say...

  7. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    He really cares. About what, I have no idea...
  8. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

  9. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Rodney Dangerfield interaction with Sam Kinison in Back to School.
  10. East coast navy

    East coast navy Veteran

    I'll I read from ken's letter was blah blah blah, I'm a dirty tramp"
  11. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    What an insult. Keep in mind until u pass the contract u won't get a raise.
  12. Benben

    Benben Active Member

    hall and Hoffa have painted a HUGE target on their backs in the next election!! Can't get these 2 :censored2:-clowns out soon enough!
  13. Sleeve_meet_Heart

    Sleeve_meet_Heart making the unreadable unreadabler

    hall not bad.
  14. BlackCat

    BlackCat Member

    What a bunch of crap..

    ​Pretty much a big F-you.
  15. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead My Senior Picture

    Re: Hoffa, has no clue and not even listening

    Because the master cannot be signed off on or go into effect until all 18 failed supplements are ratified.
    It can be changed, it's just that neither side wants to reopen it.
    ​We are sailing through uncharted waters.
  16. Nimnim

    Nimnim The Nim

    I've always preferred the Boxtops. [video=youtube;HIWY8UyW9bw][/video]

    As far as what Ken wrote, I don't see why we couldn't have gotten this a couple weeks ago. Nothing special here, and for the most part all things we already assumed or knew already.
  17. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    The IBT submarine has come up to periscope depth after a month plus of running silent running deep . Patience is a virtue but WTF !
  18. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I tried to warn you all against voting for the first offer but no one would listen. Now you are stuck with a bunch of gobblety gook that a year from now everyone will be saying " that is not what we were lead to believe we were voting on". Oh well----try again in 5 or six years.
  19. derf3733

    derf3733 Member

    It’s outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
  20. iruhnman630

    iruhnman630 Active Member

    We get the raise Aug 1st, but won't see it until that fat backpay check comes in.