UPS Freight Tentative Agreement

May 7, 2013: Click here to download a complete copy of the UPS Freight tentative agreement.

 

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You've got to be kidding! 50 cents per year increase contractors ok making our pension much worse. Why do we have these clowns representing us?

This contract is worst than the first one, we dont have any representation

There are some good things in this agreement, but for the most part it is not worth a yes vote. UPS probably has already got its game plan ready to violate what it has agreed too. The contractor language is too conveluted, it is ripe for loop hole violations. I urge all UPS Freight members to vote NO!

How could the IBT even throw this crap in our faces and say its a great day for the teamsters??? Im sick thinking about the crap they are trying to feed us!!! Who are they working for again? Not its members thats apparent! 

  We the eployees at UPS Freight are poorly treated at ups freight.Their demands and expectations increase every 6 months and if we do not meet those expectations it is guarnteed we are going in the office, to be interrogated, and they want to know the 5 W's. stripped of our dignity. So this tentative contract is their thank you. Our terminal manager Ken Brown, just came back from chicago for a regional meeting he said he seen a copy of this contract and he said it was good for the employees. See what I am saying NO RESPECT!!! this company thinks we are a bunch of ignorant M******F******S. To try sucker us into voting for this . ITS WORSE THAN THE FIRST CONTRACT!!!!!!! Fifty cent does not meet the cost of living.  We have to apply for welfare to make ends meet with this contract  . VOTE NO VOTE NO VOTE NO   

The language in this proposal is so broad, we will have the same grievances all over again.  This is bullshit.  We want guaranteed positions.  The language still says "90% of Bidded positions are guaranteed."   It doesnt state how many positions they have to bid!  They could get away with bidding 1 spot and put the rest of the people "on call".  The language in this contract needs to be specific!  How is it we didnt get any more discretionary time?  How is it that we didnt get the contractor issues solved.  Sure, laid off road drivers will return, but they are more likely extra-board drivers anyway.....they will sit at home while a contractor is pulling our freight! Open your eyes people!  This is your chance to be heard.

Really are you serious this contract is a joke. I hope every employee under UPS has open their eyes to what we're dealing with here. What we need is new representations, because the IBT is not getting it done.The IBT has thrown us under the bus for the last time mark my words if we vote YES on his contract there won't be a next contract for us.Don't just say no on this contract say hell no!!!!

LHD. JUST ANOTHER SCABB BUT WITH A UPS UNIFORM. But this time its legal . What we need for the road drivers people is a mileage guarantee . UPS put out ads in papers for contractors guarantee them 5000 to 6000 miles per week those are our miles. UPS made record profits last year and for the first quarter of this year. Dont back down people don't sell out strike if we have to, get new representation if we have to maybe the TDU can help ?

Article 20 has new and added language that states and refers to managment personel physically observing t e  amsters performing daily tasks.   Well what about Art.23 sub (3)Computer Tracking Devices "such as dishonesty". Which is used through out the the whole company to terminate, discharge and suspend teamsters. I destinctly remember filling out a survey indicating technology harassment was a HUGE concern that needed to be addressed, well what happened where is the newly implicated language for this article, oh next contract.  Article 44 sub (b) new language( partial bites) no basis to subcontract Road Driver work. Loop hole discovery could they possibly sub contract city driver work. some how, some way these pricks are going to screw teamsters out of making a living to support and provide for our famlies.  VOTE NO! VOTE NO! VOTE NO! Also remember UPS told the customers that they have an agreement before we VOTED on this toilet paper agreement. So the ball is in our court UPS put themselves behind the 8 ball. VOTE NO! AND UPS Freight KISS ME WHERE THE SUN DONT SHINE!!!!!!!!!!.  

my vote is NO and as a new employee (just at a year) if this passes im looking for a new job

75 cents a year will simply keep us where we are per cost of living. Inflation is rising at 3% a year this is going backwards. This company can more than afford to give us an honost and fair contract. After all we are the ones braking our backs and making them obscene profits. We need to stand together and fight for our futures .

This contract is worse than the first,nothing on seniority improvement,no  improvements  on terminal transfers  and the wage increase is a joke. UPS not paying for health care and employees not toping out in three years. Sounds to me our teamster reps need to go back to the table. 

 

This is a Concession Contract, this is what i mean that they(UPS) do not respect us, they think we are politically  illiterate. DO NOT back down stand up and band together this is going to be a battle.      Road Drivers, City Drivers, Dock Workers and Clerical, WHERE ARE YOU? I WANT YOU TO JOIN ME AND STAND WITH ME, AGAINST THE ADVERSARY. Where are the Ohioians speak up show support.It is cold out here standing alone.( Local 407 Cleveland) Where are you? Toledo, Richfield, Columbus, Dayton, Cinncinati, and Youngstown.

Per Logistics Management magazine UPS Freight Revenue was up: 1) Revenue UP 6.2 % 2) Gross Weight Hauled was UP 4.9% 3) Revenue per hundredweight was UP 1.5%.  WE DESERVE A BETTER CONTRACT MAKE UPS DELIVER!!!!!!!!! Local 407 Cleveland Oh.

this contract is horrible. we need utilty language to protect dock workers hub drivers are aloud to work too many loads taking away dock work.health care sucks subcontracting sucks. we have to vote no no we can not take another 5 years of this crap. it is time to stand up to ups . vote no no no no

Well it looks like we're a$$ out again dock workers and City drivers out number us by far and unless we can get everybody to vote no on this piece of garbage there won't be any of us left for the next contract thanks a lot IBT. Mr. Hoffayou're no better than your daddy and we all know what happened to him.. as for you can haul euro work of art you should be ashamed of yourself however you have to have a soul in order to feel shame. ( vote NO )......

But its no joke. So we are supposed to bow down and accept this? Crappy raise new classification of drivers who get all the miles and little pay scabb is the word that comes to mind. Part timers screwed again. Full timers pension reduced greatly 4 years to top pay. We MUST VOTE NO!!!! The brotherhood needs to go either back to the table or out the door

You guys remember 5 years ago when you turned in that card hoping for a better future? Do you remember the excuse given when someone asked "why is this contract substandard?"? The excuse was, " well this is your first contract and it allows you to get your foot in the door and the next contract will be much better because we will have the leverage of packaging and freight to negotiate a wonderful contract for all".....remember?? Well what happened?? Not even a 3% raise to cover cost of living. Mediocre healthcare plan. No new language in the grievance procedure. Smoke and mirror pension plan that will actually loose money over time because there is no variable for inflation. ( seriously, do the math, the old pension plan is better, figure yours both ways, no matter when you retire you will be loosing money!!!) And to top it all off let's create a new classification so we can pay 42 cents a mile to do road work! What happened to equal pay for equal work!! I for see all of the same issues happening all over again and no efficient way to grieve them. Look forward to another 5 years of substandard policies and 3 year grievances never being resolved. Its time the union stays true to their word and backs the union workers they are paid to represent. Please vote NO on this contract or not only will we be opening a can of worms we cannot close for our company, but for other union freight companies as well.

WHAT A MFING JOKE AFTER FIVE YEARS OF WAITING N PATIENTLY TAKING IT UP THE OLD TAIL PIPE THIS IS WHAT U AGREE TO UNION??? MY STEWARD TALKED TO JERRY PAULIE BIG WIG AT LOCAL 710 CHICAGOLAND, SOMEONE HE DESCRIBES AS A VERY INTELLIGENT MAN, WITH DECADES OF NEGOTIATING EXPERIENCE..... MY STEWARD DRILLED HIM ON ALL THE BS FROM THIS NEW HORSE SHIT CONTRACT!!!! AND THIS CLOWNS REPLY OVER N OVER WAS

"THIS IS WHAT THE COMPANY WANTED"  

 

UNBELIEVABLE IT FEELS LIKE A KNIVE IN OUR BACKS, WHO R THEY SUPPOSE TO B WORKING FOR????? WE WILL NOT GO DOWN WITHOUT A FIGHT!!!!! THIS IS OUR TIME TO STAND UP TO THIS TYRANT COMPANY N FIGHT FOR WHAT WE HAVE EARNED!!!!!!

 

CHICAGO WILL VOTE NO!!!!!!

i will be dragging every dockworker by the ears, down to the meeting this weekend! We all VOTE NO!!!  and then we SH%$ in an envelope and then expedite it back to where ever the hell this BuLL came from... sorry to switch the subject. i 100% aggree with all you drivers that you guys are very unhappy and i see the unfair side of things everyday.. trust me. but let me express my situation. i extremely bust my ass every damn day to make sure things are done right and that includes cleaning up all the mess the others are leaving behind on the dock, more like baby sitting. but its ok i dont mind. i do it to keep our super visors off our back so we can come to a workplace and not feel harrassed.. been doing it for a long time and see nothing but disrespect and smart comments. tired of it and i feel i should have a full time position with this new coming contract or within. PAY RAISE WILL HAVE TO BE INCREASED MOST DEFINITELY!  MORE VACATION TIME!! BETTER HEALTH COVERAGE!!  8 years and counting and still being shafted! enough is enough!.. all i have to do is flip a switch and i will work just like the casual that i am... they would really hate that but pretty soon if nothing is done, i will have no other choice... 

All terminals report, at cities that are solid no votes. lets make it known and show our solidarity. We can send a message now that a dramatically substandard contract is going to rightfully be voted down. When we send them back to the bargaining table. They're gonna know that we're not going to settle for junk. We as a union need to change this trend of dwindling wages for the laborers. It's unions that built the strongest middle class in world history. Lets step up together and get it back.

We absolutely need to stand together and vote no,the attempt to get a good contract that was apparently voted unanimously by our brother teamsters is baffling. We need to send a message to UPS that they may persuade the teamster reps,but not us. This is our union and we need to keep it strong and for others who depend on their unions.

We need to say it loud and clear from all the ups freight terminals who are deciding to fight the fight and vote NO. Add your comments and decisions