Membership Action Forces Hearing on Job Cuts at UPS

June 5, 2009: Grievance action by UPS Teamsters across the country has forced the National Grievance Committee to hear almost a dozen cases on the elimination of full-time combo jobs at the national grievance panel, June 8 to 11 in Philadelphia.

Just three of the locals on the docket account for more than 250 full-time combo jobs that have been eliminated: Dallas Local 767, Sacramento Local 150, and Los Angeles Local 63.

TDU and Make UPS Deliver has documented full-time job elimination in violation of the contract in more than 30 local unions.

Fewer than half of these local unions will have cases heard at the national grievance panel. Thousands of UPS Teamsters signed a national petition urging the International Union to consolidate all Article 22.3 job elimination into one united national grievance.

UPS has eliminated thousands of full-time combo jobs in violation of Article 22.3. UPS is required by the contract to maintain 20,000 full-time combo jobs.

Combo jobs are full-time positions that are created when two part-time positions are combined. These are the full-time jobs UPS Teamsters won in our 1997 strike.

Will the Hoffa administration finally take action to make UPS deliver all 20,000 full-time combo jobs that members are owed under the contract?

Click here to download the docket of cases to be heard by the UPS National Grievance Committee.


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