August 19, 2013: On August 16, the IBT's Central Region Negotiating Committee quietly reached a deal with management to make just two minor "tweaks" to the rejected first offer. Apparently Hoffa-Hall will keep this stinky deal under wraps until their PR machine puts perfume on it.
Reportedly one change is a minor tweak in the notorious Article 17 (i), which allows Teamsters to be immediately fired for all "other serious offenses." This clause does not need a tweak, it needs to be deleted.
The other reported change in this proposal is to remove the Article 3.3 (e) language added in the first offer, regarding extending the seniority of workers who have reached their maximum medical improvement but still cannot perform their assigned job.
That's it?! Two months since the Central Supplement was heavily rejected and that's all Hoffa-Hall's Central Committee can do?
Nothing to protect the present level of health care benefits. No improvement worth mentioning in the supplement. Failure to eliminate Article 17 (i), which is the worst discharge language of any UPS supplement.
They can't sell this proposal honestly, so expect threats and lies coming at you. They are going to tell you it is impossible to stop the health care cuts, and other baloney.
It's time to crank up the Vote No action in the Central Region.
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