Dimes on the Dollar For 9.5 Violations

September 11, 2009: UPS Teamsters are increasingly getting just dimes on the dollar for 9.5 violations—when they get anything at all. The problem is epidemic and infecting areas where members historically have been able to win full penalty pay.

Teamsters in Oklahoma Local 886 have been used to seeing their grievances paid dollar for dollar. But after a year of waiting, the Southern Region panel has ruled on 9.5 grievances filed between June and October of last year. Under the settlement, the panel tossed out the first grievance each driver filed. And all subsequent grievances were settled at 40 cents on the dollar.

“This is the first time I’ve seen a 9.5 grievance settled less than dollar for dollar at my building,” said Domingo Ramirez, a package car driver and steward at the Enid center.

“We have drivers working until eight or nine every night. This is hard on our families. This settlement sends the wrong message to management, that they can keep putting more and more work on us.”

Get Advice Join TDU Donate

Recent News

Dr. King's Vision of Justice

We honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, and pledge to continue growing the movements for peace, economic security, and racial and social justice that he sacrificed his life to build.

Stand Up Slate Wins in Cincinnati Local 100

Teamster members in Cincinnati Local 100 put their support strongly in the reform and ready for change camp. All twelve Stand Up candidates were victorious, defeating the incumbents in a three-way race. This marks another victory for reform minded Teamsters looking to change our union.

View More News Posts