February 21, 2014. UPS Teamsters in Local 710 have overwhelmingly rejected the deal put forward by their local leadership and UPS management. The vote was 1827 No to 690 Yes.
Local 710 represents some 6,000 UPS Teamsters throughout Illinois (except Chicago), Northern Indiana and Davenport, Iowa, and has a contract separate from the national agreement.
Members feel that the deal too closely resembled the weak national contract (especially on health care) and was even worse in some ways: allowing a “two-tier” clause so that future hires (full-time and part-time) could be scheduled any five days and creating no new full-time jobs.