Teamsters in heated talks with UPS over new contract By John Schulz · February 12, 2018 In a statement, UPS emphasized it is seeking “flexibility”(Flexibility = 22.4)to remain competitive in the rapidly changed e-commerce and small package landscape... One of the union’s initial demands was firm language against use of drones for deliveries. But somewhat mysteriously...the union’s Package Division watered down that contract proposal to prevent job elimination due to technology. The company also wants flexibility to allow management to designate up to 20 percent of the routes in each center as a residential route. Drivers on residential routes would be paid at a lower rate than regular parcel delivery personnel. UPS also wants to implement Sunday delivery work with the option of using part-time drivers to deliver ground and be required to use their own vehicles. Teamsters in heated talks with UPS over new contract SO LET'S BE SERIOUS FOR A SEC... 1. February 12 2018 2. UPS Wants Drones Check. 3. UPS Wants 20% Lower Rate Drivers Check. Oh Sorry They Got 25%, Or 25+% if They can demonstrate NEED??? 4. UPS Wants Sunday Delivery Check. 22.4 Tuesday Thru Saturday AND Wednesday Thru Sunday. Let's Be Real Serious And Crystal Clear Who Wrote The Contract You Are Voting On??? Here is a neutral 3rd party John D Schulz who has been around our industry for decades, and his reporting is that.... John D. Schulz Trucking Industry Expert - Contributing Editor - Logistics Management Magazine Experience Contributing Editor Logistics Management Magazine 2005 – Present (13 years)Washington D.C. Metro Area I am contributing editor responsible for daily contributions and in-depth features and analysis on surface transportation news, trends and insight. My specific area of expertise is the $700 billion trucking industry. Thanks to more than 30 years experience, I am on a first-name basis with scores of top industry officials and thought leaders in the trucking industry. I enjoy a national reputation as a thoughtful journalist who can be counted upon to accurately reflect these officials' views both in print and in online stories. Consultant-Council Member Gerson Lehrman Group 2004 – Present (14 years)Worldwide As one of the leading council members for the worldwide consulting Gerson Lehrman Group, I have consulted with scores of hedge funds, financial managers, individual and corporate investors about the trucking and transportation industries. I provide condensed, easy-to-understand answers to complex transportation questions regarding all aspects of the trucking industry. At GLG, I achieved "Leader" status in the first year, connoting that I am among the Top 5 percent of consultants in its stable. I current continue to enjoy "Leader" status.