May 22, 2012: Subcontracting remains rampant throughout the UPS Freight system, and the International Union seems unwilling or incapable of protecting jobs.
In the next contract we need firm language on job protection, as good as in the National Master Freight Agreement. If ABF and YRC can do their road work with Teamster labor, why can't UPS?
The International union has again sent out a memo to local unions regarding the Dallas Local 745 grievance over subcontracting. The hearing has ended, briefs will be submitted by the union and company, and a decision is expected by July.
This is the only grievance we know that the union has arbitrated, and after two years, no result. In addition to real contract language banning subcontracting, we need real grievance procedure changes in the next contract.