April 30, 2009: UPS Teamsters are petitioning the International Union to protect full-time jobs at the national grievance panel in June.
Petitions are due May 15. There is still plenty of time to circulate the petition and stand up for the full-time jobs we won in the 1997 UPS strike.
Management is violating Article 22.3 of our contract which requires the company to maintain 20,000 full-time combo jobs. The company is thousands of jobs short of the 20,000 quota—and is eliminating more full-time combo jobs every day.
The International Union has the power to make UPS return laid off Teamsters to work and create more full-time combo jobs.
The goal of the petition drive is to get the International Union to use this power by taking up a national grievance on Article 22.3 violations at the next national grievance panel, June 8-11 in Philadelphia.
Please return signed petitions to Make UPS Deliver by May 15 so they can be delivered to International Union Vice President and Package Division Director Ken Hall in advance of the national grievance panel.
Click here to download the petition.
Send completed petitions to Make UPS Deliver, 104 Montgomery St. #4, Brooklyn, NY 11225, or fax them toll-free to 1-866-860-9331.
Concerned members are working hard in these final weeks to get as many petitions signed as possible. Here’s what they’re doing:
“There are about twenty missing jobs in Sharonville—and we’re taking action to get the jobs we deserve.”
Sam Bucalo, Local 100 Steward Sharonville, Ohio
“I took time off and got hundreds of signatures. Members know in this economy we’ve got to protect full-time jobs.
John Collins, Local 509 Steward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
“We’re retired, but we still want to help our union. We got a lot of support for this petition drive in Local 71.”
Brad Colesworthy and Wayne Turner, Retired Charlotte, North Carolina