December 7, 2009: Seventeen locals brought cases to the last national grievance panel charging UPS with violating Article 22.3 of the contract which requires UPS to maintain a minimum of 20,000 full-time combo jobs. These are the full-time jobs we won by striking the company in 1997.
Not a single one of these grievances was heard at the national grievance panel.
It’s well documented that UPS has eliminated thousands of these positions by laying off combo Teamsters and refusing to put
Protecting Yourself When UPS Comes After You for Production
December 7, 2009: With profits down, management is turning up the pressure on package drivers.
What to do if management comes after you for production.
In a tough economy, UPS is squeezing Teamster drivers more than ever. Management’s goal is to increase drivers’ stops per hour. The company has even produced a standardized warning letter for “Failure to Maintain Demonstrated Performance Levels.”
Section 3The parties agree that providing part-time employees the opportunity to become full-time employees is ajob openings throughout its operations covered by this Agreement
priority of this Agreement. Accordingly, the Employer commits that during the life of this Agreement,
it will offer part-time employees the opportunity to fill at least twenty thousand (20,000) permanent fulltime
UPS Teamsters across the country should be asking our locals to contact the International Union and get the list of full-time Article 22.3 jobs the company claims it has created in your area so we can document all the missing jobs.
We’ve got to push our locals and the International Union to make UPS deliver every one of the 20,000 full-time jobs we are owed under the contract.