IBT Strikes Out at UPS Panel

If the Teamster National Grievance Committee was a UPS employee it would be fired for poor job performance.

Our union won just four out of 59 cases at the last national grievance panel.

The decisions are in from the June meeting of the National Grievance Committee in Philadelphia and the results aren’t pretty.

In four days of hearings, the highest UPS grievance body under the contract ruled in favor of the union just four times.

The company won 13 cases outright. Another 42 cases were deadlocked. An incredible 78 cases were postponed. Only two of the 59 cases heard resulted in the company having to pay the grievant. One of these cases involved just 4 hours of overtime!

In the other two “victories” won for the members, the company was instructed to comply with the contract and a monetary reward was either assigned to another grievance body to decide or denied outright. What a system!

Thirty-five cases were settled or withdrawn with no details given.

The UPS National Grievance Committee will meet just one more time this year: Oct. 12-15 at the Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa.

TDU makes the docket and minutes of each national grievance panel available to UPS Teamsters online. The International Union does not. With results like this, who can blame them?

Read the national grievance panel minutes online at www.makeUPSdeliver.org.

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