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Strike Authorization Vote at UPS

The IBT Package Division is holding a conference call for local unions on May 8 to approve holding a strike authorization vote by UPS Teamsters. A second call for UPS Freight locals will be held on May 9. Once approved by the locals, then UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters will vote by electronic balloting on giving the IBT authorization to call a strike.

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IBT Offers UPS Second Class Drivers

Hoffa's lead negotiator Denis Taylor has put a contract proposal on the table to allow UPS to create a new category of second-class drivers.

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Central States to Host Conference Call Wednesday

Central States participants – both retirees and active Teamsters – have been invited to a conference call – Voices for Pension Security – to be held Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 pm Eastern, 6:30 pm Central, and 5:30 pm Mountain. The call-in number is 877-229-8493 and the access code is 114828.

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Central States Fund Ended 2017 with $15.0 Billion

The year-end Central States Pension Fund financial report has been obtained by Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU), and shows that the Fund ended 2017 with $15.0 billion in assets. This is down from $15.27 billion one year earlier; the loss of $267 million during 2017 was modest, due to the run-up in the stock market.

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Make UPS Deliver for Part-Timers & Inside Workers

Sign the petition to tell UPS and the International Union that we will vote to reject the contract unless it Makes UPS Deliver for ALL employees.

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UPS Profits Soar, Wants Givebacks

UPS announced first quarter profits of $1.35 billion today and told Wall Street that its profits for the year will top $6 billion.

The company’s strong profits are good news for UPS Teamsters and give us leverage in contract negotiations.

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UPS Proposes 70-Hour Work Week

Teamsters United reports that UPS has a contract proposal on the table that gives the company the right to force package drivers to work up to 70 hours a week anytime they deem it necessary “to avoid service disruptions.”

 

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In Divided Vote, IBT Moves Ahead with Pension Threat at ABF

(Reprinted from www.ABFTeamstersUnited.org) A divided IBT General Executive Board voted 13-9 to move ahead with the ABF ratification vote and rejected a motion to fix the pension freeze that threatens the retirement benefits of hundreds of ABF Teamsters.

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Notice of ABF Contract Vote

The International union has issued a Notice of Referendum for the ABF contract, which locals are to post on union bulletin boards. The ballot materials will be mailed on Thursday, April 19 and received soon afterward, so voting by internet and phone is just days away.

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Today’s WSJ: News for ABF Teamsters

The Wall Street Journal reports today reports that truck driver wages are up “15 to 18%” and are going to go up faster, due to a shortage of qualified drivers. This news comes as the Hoffa administration says ABF drivers should be happy with raises from 1.2% to 1.8% per year.

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