UPS seeks integrated over-the-road network manned by drivers of several units

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    UPS seeks to create integrated over-the-road network manned by drivers from several units, Teamster group says - DC Velocity

    UPS Inc. wants to create an integrated over-the-road network where longer-haul driving would be performed by workers at its package, less-than-truckload (LTL), and local cartage divisions. This move could streamline the transport and logistics giant's operating network but some in the Teamsters union fear it could lead to more subcontracting of unionized driver jobs.

    The proposal was presented by Atlanta-based UPS to the Teamsters in November during contract negotiations to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. The proposal recommends commingling drivers at UPS' small-package operation, its UPS Freight LTL unit, and its cartage operation, according to a communiqué from the Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), a Teamster dissident group that frequently clashes with union leadership.
     
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