UPS-Teamster Contract Approved by Teamster Local Leaders

Discussion in 'UPS Union Issues' started by Old Man Jingles, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

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    White Leaders (and one token Black), of local unions that represent UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters met Thursday August 9, 2018 and approved the two separate tentative national agreements, paving the way for members to vote by electronic ballot starting next month.

    Regarding the UPS tentative agreement, “Today’s vote was a very strong indication of the support nationwide from local union leaders and it sends the national agreement, regional supplements and riders to the members for a ratification vote,” said Denis T, Director of the Teamsters Package Division and Co-Chairman of the Teamsters National UPS Negotiating Committee. “This agreement provides all our UPS members with tremendous gains in wages, benefits and working conditions and excellent opportunities for part-time workers to gain full-time employment.”

    The tentative five-year UPS contract addresses several major issues:

    • Wage increase/increased start rates for part-timers.The tentative agreement provides annual wage increases for full-time and part-time workers and for the first time in many years contains increases in the part-time start rates, a key issue for hundreds of thousands of our members and future members.
    • Protects strong health care and pension benefits.UPS Teamsters will continue to receive their health insurance without paying premiums. UPS is required to make up the difference in the event Central States reduces benefits so that members who were covered by that Fund receive the full pension they earned.
    • Addresses harassment and excessive overtime.Stronger grievance enforcement for harassment with a sitting arbitrator and monetary penalties, and a new procedure making it easier to get on or off the overtime (9.5) list.
    • 5,000 new full-time jobs. The agreement requires UPS to create 5,000 new full-time jobs during the agreement, including a minimum of 2,000 sleeper team jobs by taking work off the railroad, and a new combination driver classification that addresses the changes brought on through the e-commerce revolution.
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  2. DOK

    DOK Well-Known Member

    Strike strike strike
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  3. 542thruNthru

    542thruNthru Well-Known Member

    @cheryl put a leash on your Sous chef. He's stirring the pot too much. ;)
  4. Same ol crap

    Same ol crap Member

    Are you for real? Sounds like a short cut to thinking.
  5. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Just a turd

    He's a free agent now. No longer a staff member.
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  6. Brisket

    Brisket Well-Known Member

    Seriously?! Wow...
  7. eats packages

    eats packages I have depth perception issues

    What a washout!
  8. hyena

    hyena Well-Known Member

    Good thing it’s not up to our leaders and up to the members.
  9. specter208

    specter208 Active Member

    Is there anywhere to report locals that support a yes vote.

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    I do not know if that is a good thing either, I talked yesterday to a young part timer who was asking why he did not get his raise on his last paycheck. These kids will vote for that 2 dollar per hours raise with no clue and it vexes me that his uninformed vote will cancel my 41 year seniority one that will affect my retirement.

    The vast majority of the current members of UPS have no experience with a strike (21 years ago) or what would happen if there was one. The dumbing down of the workplace has been going on for the last 20 years, only a handful of people are willing to research the contract and debate the pros and cons of each agreement. I hate to say it but most of our fellow brothers and sisters are just too lazy or been too well trained on the path of least resistance to think that they can make a difference. Apathy 101: Keep the membership under control, the sheep are easily led if they do not use their brain. It requires some willpower to prevent not being discouraged with how this contract is going, I have my days also.

    I will vote my consequence and be content with whatever the results turn out to be. My vote will not be out of fear or what I can get out of it at the cost of my fellow members no matter in what region or conference they may be working.

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    My local leadership is supporting a strong "NO" vote, Master, Supplement and Rider. It was no surprise considering only 38 members voted for Hoffa in the last election and over 1000 voted for Zuckerman. We are one of those Locals..:gunsmilie
  12. badpal

    badpal Active Member

    Whats Zuckermans opinion on this contract?
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  13. reginald95

    reginald95 Active Member

    You're leadership is doing you guys a great disservice.

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Meaning What?

    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Don't know, I am not in Local 89. I believe he is supporting the supplement and against the Master and Central.
  16. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    It was a voice vote. Sean O'Brien from Local 25 in Boston called for a roll call vote and was ignored.
  17. 1989

    1989 Well-Known Member


    DELACROIX In the Spirit of Honore' Daumier

    Again..Meaning What?
  19. wide load

    wide load Starting wage is a waste of time.

    Political posturing. God forbid each local have their own voice. Cowards.
  20. anHOURover

    anHOURover Well-Known Member

    I’m just hearing that your self proclaimed “best supplement in the country” has part time feeder drivers and your pension fund was so bad that you were removed from it to form a hybrid plan. What up job up there chowda head