Since the Teamster/UPS contract is ratified, I was wondering if anyone knows when the new contract handbooks will be available. In my local, these handbooks become available about a year later. I ask around about why it takes so long for this handbook to be printed and nobody seems to know why. If the past is anything like the present, these handbooks will be handed out about this time next year. So in short, I'll throw this out to the gallery. Does anyone know why it takes so long to print up the handbooks and is this a problem in other locals? Additionally, when these handbooks are ready for distribution, is this fact adequately communicated to the membership? Where I work, this is communicated poorly. Many people are unaware when copies of the collective bargaining agreement are available. Thanks in advance for any replies and I plan on raising this issue at work in the near future.