February 23, 2015: Starting wages for Walmart workers will soon match starting pay for part-timers at UPS. What’s wrong with this picture?
TDU in Action at UPS
"UPS management is getting leaner and meaner. Supervisors are harassing members and pushing numbers, numbers, numbers. TDU's UPS Network is the best source of information to protect yourself, period."
Craig Karnia, Local 705, Chicago
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UPS Resources from TDU
When Sandra Presley’s husband died four years ago, the couple’s retirement income from decades of working for trucking companies dropped by over half.
After missing millions of deliveries on Christmas in 2013, United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS:US) promised it would do better next time. It hired thousands more workers to ensure it could handle a deluge of shipments on its busiest days.
UPS Inc. said fourth-quarter earnings per share will be $1.25, lagging Wall Street estimates, because of higher costs related to U.S. deliveries during the peak season.
“While [domestic] package volume and revenue results were in line with expectations, operating profit was negatively impacted by higher-than-expected peak-related expenses,” the statement said. UPS also said 2015 earnings would be “slightly below” its prior full-year target of 9% to 13% profit growth.
January 13, 2015: The Central States Health and Welfare Fund (TeamCare) is flush with money, as Hoffa and Hall make excuses for benefit cuts that UPS Teamsters and retirees have suffered.
January 8, 2015: While other Teamsters were taking concessions, UPS Teamsters in New York Local 804 won a $400 pension increase, 150 new full-time jobs and grievance procedure reform.
January 8, 2015: The lame duck Congress attached pension cut legislation to the end-of-year spending bill that will pave the way for the worst pension cuts in Teamster history.
January 8, 2015: UPS Teamsters have the numbers and the network to make the difference in the International Union election.
January 8, 2015: Stewards in your building have had a lot of success in winning grievances and getting more members involved. How do you do it?