October 17, 2013: UPS Freight Teamsters wonder what happened to their union. They've heard next to nothing since they rejected the proposed contract in June with a 69 percent No vote. Four months of silence. It's clear that Hoffa and Hall have no plan for winning significant contract improvements.
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UPS Freight Newswire
We have a legal right to a fair and informed vote on our national contracts. But our rights have not come without Teamsters for a Democratic Union taking on big battles. Here is a summary of some key legal – and membership – victories involving our rights in national Teamster contracts.
August 9, 2013: A 69% No Vote and a company that made billions in profits adds up to a strong bargaining position for our Teamster negotiating committee.
August 9, 2013: The UPS and UPS Freight contract negotiations were supposed to be the opening act in Ken Hall's bid to succeed Hoffa. But the show did not go according to script.
August 26, 2013: This is not the first time Ken Hall has played politics with members' contracts and turned contract negotiations into a scripted performance.
July 23, 2013: Today, UPS announced after-tax profits of $1.07 billion for the second quarter. The money is there for a better contract.
UPDATED July 23, 2013: A month after UPS Freight Teamsters said NO to the first offer, Hoffa and Hall have given zero information to Teamsters. Now they have signed a contract extension, which requires 30-day notice to cancel it. Meanwhile they remain MIA.
July 3, 2013: The IBT, when soliciting members at US Air and American Airlines, advertises that they have rank-and-file negotiating committees for national contracts. How about at UPS and UPS Freight?!
July 3, 2013: It's been over a week since UPS Freight Teamsters stood together from coast to coast and said no to the company's ridiculous first offer. Where did Ken Hall and our Teamster leadership go?
June 28, 2013: Thousands of UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters were denied their right to vote on the contract because they did not receive a ballot. Don't let this happen again!
Teamsters for a Democratic Union has produced an address correction form that any UPS or UPS Freight Teamster can use to make sure their Local Union mails a contract ballot and other union information to the right address.