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UPDATE: Chicago Local 705 Bargaining with UPS

Local 705, representing over 10,000 UPS Teamsters in the Chicago area, continues to demand a contract with UPS which does not have concessions, and which makes gains for part-timers and retirees. It is possible that the union could give a 30-day notice to the company to cancel the contract extension, which would cause an open contract—and potential strike—in early December.

UPS Profits Surge as Hoffa Admin Says Concessions Must Stick

This morning, UPS announced third-quarter profits of $1.5 billion and new projections that the company will make between $6.1 and $6.4 billion in profits after taxes this year. But the Hoffa administration still won’t budge from imposing contract givebacks over a No Vote of the members.

Chicago UPS Update

Contract negotiations will be held on Thursday and Friday in Chicago where 10,000 UPSers are covered by Local 705’s Local 705's contract which is entirely separate from the National Master Agreement.

Chicago Teamsters Ready to Take on UPS

A packed Local 705 union hall today sent a loud message today that they're ready to take on UPS. Over 1,000 members turned out for a mass meeting today to show support for their negotiating committee which will meet with the company on October 25-26.

Five Things the IBT Can Do to Fix the UPS Contract Disaster

Denis Taylor has repeatedly promised local unions and members that he will return to the bargaining table with UPS. But no date has been set. Here are 5 things the IBT can do fix the disaster at UPS. They will only happen if UPSers keep the pressure on.

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U.S. House Passes Pension Protection Bill – Moves on to Senate

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 397 – the Butch Lewis Pension Act. The vote comes following five years of intensive organizing by hundreds of retired and active Teamsters who worked to protect the pensions they earned. This grassroots effort was spearheaded by the National United Committee to Protect Pensions. The committee eventually garnered the support of the IBT, Central States, and a range of elected representatives. TDU helped initiate this effort in 2014.

UPS Profits Rise; Sunday Delivery Will Start in January

The concessionary UPS contract that was rejected by UPS Teamsters isn’t doing much for the members, but it is paying off for management. In a flurry of press releases over the last 24 hours, UPS announced that profits are rising and the company will use lower-paid 22.4 drivers to make Sunday deliveries starting in January.

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