Contract Preparations Begin at UPS Freight

Runaway subcontracting, and how to stop it, was a hot button issue at the first meeting of the Teamsters’ UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee.  

ups-freight-door-thumb.jpg

The UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee met on Monday review contract proposals submitted by members and local unions.

The Committee discussed the Article 44 language that the company has used and abused to subcontract Teamster work.

Members are pushing for an end to subcontracting, a tougher grievance procedure, wage and benefit improvements, and stronger contract protections.

Over 70 percent of UPS Freight Teamsters voted for Fred Zuckerman, Tony Jones and the Teamsters United slate. But Hoffa named Kris Taylor, an Assistant Business Agent from Dallas Local 745, to lead the negotiations.

The next meeting of the UPS Freight National Negotiating Committee will be held on October 17, along with a two-person meeting of local officers from every UPS Freight local.

Members need to be ready to stand united for a good contract—and to hold our contract negotiators accountable.

Sign up for the Teamsters United UPS Freight Contract Network.


Showing 2 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Related Articles

UPS Freight: Time to Deliver on Contract Promises

Excessive subcontracting has been a key issue for members for the past ten years. Both the company and the Hoffa administration claimed a list of positive changes as they promoted ratification of the contract.

UPS Freight: An insulting “final offer”

The IBT is serving up an insulting “last best and final” offer from UPS Freight for a vote to be conducted by Local Unions on November 9-10-11 with in-person voting. The offer contains zero improvements in the wage proposal, where a five-year tiny increase would cause wages to fall far behind inflation. It offers no real improvement in the subcontracting language.

UPS Freight Revenue Up, Bargaining this Week

The IBT and UPS Freight are bargaining this week, as members expect action on the key issues of protecting jobs from subcontracting, wage increases that match inflation, and more.

UPS Freight Teamsters: We have the power to win a good contract

The strong No vote delivered a message to UPS Freight management. Our leadership may be cozy with you – but we want a good contract. This is our chance to win the contract we deserve.

UPS Freight: The Local-by-Local Contract Votes

Here are the results of the UPS Freight contract votes by local union so every member can see how their local voted, along with all of the 129 locals.   

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Western Pennsylvania Supplement Out for Second Vote

Fifty seven percent of Western PA UPSers Voted No on the first proposed agreement, with 52% turnout. Now members are preparing to vote for the second time.

Third Quarter Financials: Central States Pension Bleeding - Congress Must Act to Protect Pensions!

The 2018 third quarter Financial and Analytical Report on the Central States Pension Fund shows that the Fund continues to bleed money, underscoring the importance of Congressional action this year to protect the pensions of millions of working families.

View More News Posts