October 13, 2011: The decisions from the UPS National Grievance Panel are now available. So is the new schedule of golf resort meetings set by Hoffa and Hall.
The decisions from the September UPS National Grievance Panel are now available from TDU. Incredibly, these are the first grievance decisions to be issued by the panel in a year.
You read that right. Despite runaway contract violations by UPS nationwide, the national grievance panel issued no decisions for one full year. The last grievance panel was held in March. No grievance decisions were ever released. The June grievance panel was postponed until September.
While members’ grievances have been stonewalled, the company has been running roughshod over the contract.
Click here to download the national grievance panel decisions.
Click here to download the national grievance panel decisions from the Air Committee.
The Resort Members’ Grievances Go to Die
The UPS National Grievance Committee settles national disputes and other grievances that have been deadlocked at both the local and regional levels.
It’s also where some Teamster officials go to golf with management. Hoffa and Ken Hall just announced they have scheduled the panels for next year. They chose golf resort hotels for every panel meeting.
First stop in 2012 is the Westin Beach Resort in Ft. Lauderdale. Check out this photo.
The resort’s website encourages guests to “pamper yourself at our tranquil spa” and to “discover local marine life with a snorkeling or scuba expedition, try your hand at deep-sea fishing, or just enjoy a day out on a jet ski or boat”—and to hit the links of course.
A call from TDU to the hotel promptly resulted in an email with five pages of golfing options and the promise that, “Our concierge team would be happy to make any tee time reservations you would like.”
Is it any wonder that contract enforcement at UPS is at an all-time low?
Click here to download the schedule of national grievance panels for 2012.