UPS labor mgmt. has been well aware of this since June 2019. Now we are dealing with UPS's apparent refusal to adhere to the CBA. FedEx is slated to eliminate their Smartpost service thru the USPS on 01-01-2020. Therefore; UPS is contractually required to eliminate Surepost deliveries to the USPS. FedEx 7-Day Delivery: Inside the Decision | iDrive Logistics FedEx to deliver 7 days a week to satisfy online shoppers UPS Labor Mgmt is stating Smartpost is not the equivalent to Surepost. That is a not-forthright and dishonest statement from UPS mgmt. Our Local 243 has responded to stewards' inquires. Local 243's response was less than tepid. In a very disparaging response; 243 responded 'if that were to take place; UPS would have to hire too many more drivers' That is a garbage response. It is the Teamsters obligation to add jobs to the bargaining unit. It is UPS's contractual obligation to eliminate Surepost when FedEx eliminates Smartpost. YaY….Less parcels to the USPS=more parcels for RPCDs and 22.4s. This is not a new development. If FedEx eliminates Smartpost on Jan. 02, 2020; then UPS should be eliminating Surepost by Jan. 09, 2020 at the latest. The end result will be more stops per car and more stops per hour. AND MORE RPCD and/or 22.4 full time positions.