Freight Teamsters Speak On Why We Need To Organize UPS Freight


UPS Freight Must Meet NMFA Standards
“Our freight Teamster numbers are dwindling down so low, we have to get UPS Freight if we’re going to have a strong future. That contract the IBT negotiates in Indianapolis will tell us what’s next. It has to come up to our NMFA standards. There’s absolutely no reason why UPS can’t afford to pay NMFA rates and benefits.”
Doris Cash
Local 728 Business Agent

We Need UPS Freight in Our Pension Funds
“I hear that the UPS Freight contract in Indy may not go with a Teamster pension. Why? Maybe it has to do with UPS being a major backer of the recent pension legislation that effectively undermines Defined Benefit Plans. If we let UPS off the hook won’t Yellow Roadway and USF want the same?
“The pension is a key union benefit that our forefathers fought for and we need to maintain. I’m sure Hoffa Sr. never got a company in our Teamster pension plan without a fight. We need to do the same.”
Tim Pagel
Local 988, Yellow

A Contract That Helps Us Organize
“We have a lot of problems getting the Master Freight agreement enforced. Now UPS Freight is the big test. We can’t let them negotiate a sub-standard contract there. We need a model contract that doesn’t undercut the NMFA—and helps us organize. A real victory would inspire workers to go Teamster. It’s a golden opportunity for turning the tide on organizing. Let’s not blow it.”
Jim Rickert
Local 429, Roadway
Reading, Pa.

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