January 29, 2008: A majority of workers at terminals employing more than 3,200 UPS Freight employees have signed Teamster cards.
UPS Freight workers in Georgia, New York, Kentucky, Minnesota, Milwaukee, Detroit, Memphis, New England, Southern California, Oakland and Seattle have all submitted union cards.
These new Teamsters join the 125 UPS Freight employees who now have a union contract in Indianapolis.
Ken Hall, the Parcel and Small Package Division Director for the Teamsters, will head up bargaining with UPS Freight.
Hall has already negotiated a local contract for the UPS Freight Teamsters in Indy—a contract with lower standards than the National Master Freight Agreement.
With more members our union now has more bargaining power. We can and must use that power to win a stronger contract than that first contract in Indianapolis.
Every Teamster needs to get behind our union’s drive to organize all 15,000 employees at UPS Freight nationwide and to win contracts that protect our union standards in the industry and provide for the best possible wages, benefits and working conditions for UPS Freight employees.
A Message to UPS Freight employees:
Teamsters for a Democratic Union is a national network of Teamster members. We are 100 percent pro-union and dedicated to building a stronger Teamsters Union by informing and involving the rank-and-file.
Our national network of Freight Teamsters works together to defend and improve union standards in the industry and to secure strong contracts, good pensions and a better future for freight workers.
We stand behind you in your efforts to unionize at UPS Freight and win the wages, benefits and working conditions that you deserve.
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