Confusion at Big Brown: contract rejected, but union says it's ratified; UPS appears mystified - Freight Waves The Teamsters have voted against the UPS contract agreement for the Small Package division, but the union says the contract is ratified anyway. That appeared to be news to UPS. While that fate of that larger contract may be somewhat in question, one thing that is clear is that the tentative contract agreement covering the UPS Freight division, much smaller than the Small Package sector, was defeated by the Teamsters. According to a statement issued by the Teamsters, the contract--agreed to in July to replace the five-year agreement that expired July 31--was rejected 50,248-42,356. That seems like a clear defeat.