May 21, 2013: Recruit five new members to TDU by Oct. 7 and we'll waive your registration fee to the 2013 TDU Convention.
May 20, 2013: The tentative agreement with ABF will go out to a vote on or about June 3, according to an IBT press release.
The Teamsters and UPS reached agreement on a five-year contract April 25. After that, it was all rumors till May 7, when the IBT revealed the changes at its “two-man” meeting (two reps from each UPS local).
Karen Lewis, the fiery leader of the Chicago Teachers Union who led a strike last year and became a nationally known anti-school reform figure, has been elected to another three-year term as president. Today she will lead the first of three days of protests against Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 54 public schools.
The Chicago Sun-Times reported that according to preliminary results, Lewis won about 80 percent of the votes, soundly defeating a candidate representing a coalition of groups that used to run the union until Lewis took office three years.
Leaders of the largest Teamsters union local representing UPS Inc. workers urged the local's 9,300-member rank and file to reject a tentative five-year contract covering the company's small-package operations, calling the agreement "not worthy of ratification by the membership." The pact would cover 240,000 UPS small-package workers.
Meet Teamsters who are making a difference and arm yourself with information at the TDU Rank-and-File Convention, Nov. 1-3 at the Chicago Holiday Inn O'Hare.
May 16, 2013: The Local 89 UPS stewards, representing 9,300 Teamsters at the Worldport air hub and various other UPS buildings in Louisville, today voted unanimously to recommend rejection of the UPS contract and the Central Region Supplement.
May 16, 2013: YRCW board member Harry Wilson is getting paid $250,000 per month, since February 2013, and may get a lot more. Wilson was appointed to the YRCW Board by the Teamsters Union leadership.
May 14, 2013: As members get a chance to see the tentative agreement at UPS Freight, they are saying it fails to measure up.
In your working life at UPS or UPS Freight, you may get five or six chances to vote on a contract, and improve your working conditions and benefits. This is one of them – take advantage of it!