IBT VPs Move to Block Imposition of UPS Deals

International Union Vice President Avral Thompson has issued a letter calling on President Hoffa and the General Executive Board (GEB) to honor the contract votes by UPSers in Detroit and Western Pennsylvania.

UPS Teamsters in Western Pennsylvania and Metro Detroit voted No by 96% and 88%. But Hoffa’s Package Division Director Denis Taylor wants the GEB to impose the agreements.

Sign the Petition to Tell the GEB
To Stand with the Members Against UPS

The only legal way for Hoffa and Denis Taylor to override the members’ vote is to go before the General Executive Board and use a loophole in Article XII, Section 6 of the Teamsters Constitution that allows the General Executive Board to amend the constitutional language on contract votes.

GEB to Meet

The GEB will meet by phone on Wednesday, March 20.

The letter from Central Region Vice President Thompson lays out the reasons why the GEB should “stop the imposition of the contract, and support the locals and members in winning a satisfactory settlement and prompt ratification.” 

Several GEB members have already pledged to vote against imposing the contract. There are 23 members of the General Executive Board, so 12 votes will be needed.

Sign the Petition to Tell the GEB
To Stand with the Members Against UPS

A Settlement is Within Reach

The national contract cannot go into effect until all of the supplements are ratified.

This puts members’ back pay on hold. But it also means UPS can’t implement cost-saving concessions like 22.4 drivers. That gives our union leverage to settle the rejected supplements on fair terms.

The GEB should uphold the members’ contract votes in Western Pennsylvania and Detroit Local 243, and direct the Package Division to work with the Supplemental Bargaining Committees to win fair agreements.

Sign the Petition to Tell the GEB
To Stand with the Members Against UPS

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  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-03-21 12:39:10 -0400
    Couldn’t help but notice…in the “Not the Onion” post ( a hoffa chest thumper ,self back slapper) ..in the corruption segment, 3 out of 4 deplorables dishonored, all have ’ ankle bracelets’ n Tradeshow….hmmmm
  • Evelyn Knop-Safe
    commented 2019-03-21 01:24:52 -0400
    The teamster union is run by IDIOT’S.
  • Martin Labut
    commented 2019-03-19 12:24:26 -0400
    The GEB should not be allowed to impose it. In 2014 when the contract was forced through it was because the majority of the voting members voted yes for it. In this contract the majority of the voting members voted no so for the benefit of the membership the no votes should hold up and the contract should not be imposed. The IBT really should be forced to send the whole contract back out for another vote.
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-03-17 16:28:26 -0400
    " To insure a culture of Democracy Evolves"
    Failure #2 of the CONSENT ORDER
  • Bruce Swearingen
    commented 2019-03-17 16:28:25 -0400
    " To insure a culture of Democracy Evolves"
    Failure #2 of the CONSENT ORDER
  • John Palmer
    commented 2019-03-16 14:15:17 -0400
    I will stand with my Brothers and Sisters.
  • Becky Starr
    commented 2019-03-16 13:41:07 -0400
    Respect the vote
  • Dewey Daniel
    commented 2019-03-16 11:36:19 -0400
    Dewey daniel
    Respect the vote
  • Dillard Borden
    commented 2019-03-16 02:34:13 -0400
    Redo the whole contract with the whole country. It’s crap we all voted against it. The leadership is shoving it down our throats. They need to either lead or leave.
  • James Flynn Jr.
    commented 2019-03-15 22:51:43 -0400
    The GEB stand by the membership. Anything less is a sell out of the membership. To the GEB find your back bone and grow s set.
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