UPS drivers oppose creating ‘hybrid’ positions that would pay less – WDRB

About two dozen Louisville-area UPS drivers don’t like a tentative proposal to create a new tier of lower-paid “hybrid” drivers who would deliver packages on Saturdays and possibly on Sundays should the shipping giant expand to a 7-day operation.

The hybrid driver proposal is one of the more hot-button items that the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is negotiating with Atlanta-based UPS as part of new, five-year labor contract to replace the one that expires July 31.

The contract covers about 260,000 union workers across the country, including about 12,000 in Louisville, where UPS maintains its Worldport global air hub.

UPS, Teamsters at odds on ‘hybrid drivers’ as negotiations continue – Louisville Business First

A proposal that would allow United Parcel Service Inc. to use “hybrid drivers” — employees who work as drivers and in other roles — is causing tension as labor negotiations between the company and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters continue this week.

The two sides are negotiating a new national labor agreement that would apply to more than 250,000 employs across the country, including thousands in Louisville. In past years, details of the negotiations were kept quiet, but more information is getting out this year as various Teamsters groups and UPS have been posting online about the talks in recent months.

10 Semi-Finalists Advance Closer To $25,000 Grand Prize In Small Biz Salute Pitch Off Contest

Presented by The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. Magazine, online public voting for top 3 finalists underway

The UPS Store, Inc. and Inc. Magazine announced the 10 entrepreneurs and small business owners selected as semi-finalists for the Small Biz Salute Pitch Off, a competition that will reward one small business owner with $25,000 and an editorial feature in Inc. Magazine. To learn more about the individual finalists and vote, visit