Teamsters Speak Out on the Contract

Increase Substandard Pensions

"We need an increase in the UPS-Teamster pension for those of us who came out of the Central States. It's covered under Article 34 of the contract, so if we don't get an increase, we would be stuck for another five years."

Chris Janssen
Local 90, Des Moines, Iowa

Protect Jobs. End Subcontracting.

"There's subcontracting language in our contract but when is it enforced? Ken Hall came to visit our terminal and management made sure to have all the non-UPS trailers moved off property. That's the kind of shell game they play. We need to play hardball. We need far stronger language, and real cash penalties, to get the contract fixed and put a stop to it."

Jim Zahn
Local 688, St. Louis

End the Information Brownout

"Members have to be informed and involved if we're going to win a decent contract. That means we need to hear what's happening at negotiations and a real campaign beyond the bargaining table if we're going to get some real changes. Tell Ken Hall to lift the "Brownout" and mobilize members to win."

Mark Holton
Local 413, Columbus, Ohio

End Part-Time Poverty

"We are generating billions in profits for UPS. Part-timers deserve a wage increase.

"With this contract we are asking for our fair share, and for dignity and respect in the workplace. Let's stand together to end part-time poverty at UPS."

Daniel Ginsberg-Jaeckle
Local 344, Milwaukee


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