Move Over Uber, Here Comes UPS

UPS is moving ahead with plans to hire drivers to make deliveries with their own cars. Our union needs to draw a line in the sand.

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UPS is advertising that the company is hiring Personal Vehicle Drivers (PVD) who will be paid $18.75 an hour plus mileage to deliver packages using their own cars.

In other words, “Move over Uber. Here comes UPS!”

This is nuts. The Teamster Package Division sent the company a letter yesterday objecting to its plans to subcontract out union work.

Management responded with a letter to the IBT, saying that the company is moving ahead with its plans anyway.

The company also issued a statement to the press that“(W)e certainly intend to abide by the terms of the (contract) and will use the appropriate dispute resolution process in the event of differences in interpretation.”

In other words, “Management will do what we want. If you don’t like it, grieve it!”

It’s typical UPS and typical of Hoffa to roll over for them.

UPS Teamsters need to stick together and fight for change.

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  • Timi Duhrqm
    commented 2019-02-13 13:39:23 -0500
    I m moverd driver and I make 18/h at https://bestmoversdmv.com/
  • Timi Duhrqm
    commented 2019-02-13 13:36:49 -0500
    Thank you for the information it s very helpful, UPS is <a href=“”https://bestmoversdmv.com/" rel="nofollow">https://bestmoversdmv.com/">moving</a> ahead with plans to hire drivers at their own costs , how abou gas, parts, taxes
  • Joshua Lopez
    commented 2017-09-23 12:49:08 -0400
    It’s pretty clear that UPS is looking for a temporary, cost-effective solution for the upcoming holiday craze. I can’t really blame them but they should be very careful with how they proceed. They need to take the voice of their own into account before they make a change like this! Whether you’re package movers or house movers, your employees should be treated like family!
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  • Carlos Vellanoweth
    commented 2017-09-09 02:49:02 -0400
    Uber does deliver packages. I know from experience. Forget the grievance. March on UPS with your coworkers, deliver a petition, picket the hiring office (make sure you read your no strike clause first). The Union is not Hoffa, the Union is YOU and your coworkers. In solidarity. And forget those stupid comments below. Sounds like more anti-union crap to me. 😎
  • Michael Shifler
    commented 2017-09-08 19:15:59 -0400
    Since when does uber deliver packages? Seems totally unrelated….
  • Patrick Baker
    commented 2017-09-08 09:48:46 -0400
    The USPS had the same problem years ago. We finally got that written into our contract outlawing subcontracting. Turned out management didn’t care who they were subcontracting out to as long as it was cheaper. Felons and illegal immigrants were delivering mail. The Teamsters have to stop this!
  • Mary Dowiarz-May
    commented 2017-09-07 19:25:17 -0400
    They already have been abusing feeder subcontracting. Not one bit surprised. That’s what happens when you have a week leader named junior!!
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