Stand Up to UPS, Don't Stand on the Sidelines

Updated June 30, 2013: One thousand UPS Teamsters just held a national conference call to discuss plans to fight healthcare cuts and win a better contract.

Members in supplements across the country are passing out bulletins, planning parking lot meetings, and circulating petitions to tell Hoffa-Hall and the company: "We'll Keep Voting No Until UPS Gets it Right!"

TDU is helping to network UPS Teamsters who want to get involved with these efforts.

Now's the time to stand up for our healthcare and our contract—not stand on the sidelines.

Stand with your Teamster brothers and sisters. Click here to get involved with the campaign to Make UPS Deliver a better contract.


"We voted the UPS contract down in the Central Region by working together. We made Vote No t-shirts and passed out information at our buildings. Members got informed and involved.

"Now we've got to keep moving ahead. TDU is the only group that brings UPS Teamsters together across the country. That's why I'm TDU. Isn't it time you joined too?"

Rhonda Hanshaw, Local 413, Columbus, Ohio

Click here to join TDU.

Comments

 THE HEALTH CARE IN MY REGION FROM THE UPS PLAN HAS BEEN GREAT WHY THE CHANGE? WITH THE INCREASING COSTS IF I HAVE TO PAY A LITTLE TO KEEP MY EXISTING PLAN SO BE IT. ESPECALLY NOT NOWING WHAT IM GOING TO GET FROM THE TEAMSTER PLAN. TOO MANY UNKNOWNS. WHICH NO ONE HAS ANSWERED YET. PLEASE LEAVE THE HEALTH CARE THE WAY IT IS.

Right idea. Wrong attitude.  My region has a great health plan as you do.  However, I will not pay to keep it.  UPS made $11 BILLION over the life of the previous contract while paying for our health care.  Thus, they can most certainly afford to keep paying for it ALL!   You give in a little this contract, then you will give a little more the next, the next and so on.  Once you give in, you will NEVER get it back.  We all must stand as one in telling Hoffa / Hall and UPS we will not vote YES until they agree to provide us with the best health care at no cost to us.  And no cost means no montly premiums, no increased copays, no deductibles, etc..  Just keep in mind, UPS made $11 BILLION off of our hard work.  They say the employees are their most valuable resource.  So it is time for them to act like it and show us the respect we deserve.  As far as I am concerned,  if they feel $11 BILLION wasn't enough profit over the last 5 years, then they can cut Scott Browns salary to $100k/yr along with all the other top execs.  Take away their health care, lucrative retirement plans and other costly perks.  

It is best to keep our current insurance and pay some than to loose it to the Central States. Once in the the Central States, medical benefits will not be part of any contract other than what $$ UPS puts into it. Union will be running it and the Union will decide and determine what kind of coverages to put us under. If its shitty benefits, too bad for us. We still want the advange of saying what kind of benefits we want. Yes, right now going into Central States we are able to say what we want, but later when it is established, we will kiss all that goodbye and have no say so.

if UPS, can make huge profits under the current system why change it. MY fault, let's review why! 1) Minimum wage has finally caught up to the starting wage of part timers. 2) Teamsters who started in the eighties are due for retirement (don't want to pay for those who are not in the operation). 3) They already think we make too much to do a simple job.

I've worked for UPS for 20 years As a teamster !!!!!! All of you teamsters are not living in reality everybody pays something for their benefits ! We all worked very hard And are paid very well ! You guys should be embarrassed of yourselves Acting like spoiled children !! You better hope UPS keeps making millions because if they don't We will all be taken pay cuts like every other company out there !!! Wake up people !! And I have those teamsters to benefits my whole career you guys think you should have better than me !! UPS Teamsters are a bunch of whiny baby Bratz And I am a teamster 
 

There is no way you are a Teamster! UPS made 4.389 billion BILLION while paying for our healthcare off of profits earned off our backs! They can afford it. It is time for the Unions of America to rise up and take control of this Corporate greed.

Leave the healthcare the way it was; ken ken hall with your tough talk, what a crock of weak obama BS president you all wanted us to vote for, not in a million years would I vote for that lying piece of crap, get off your high horse hall and criminal hoffa , you thieving lying stealing b-st-rds, put the healthcare the way it was or we'll vote that garbage down every time .  Strike next if you can't do the job we're overpaying you for!!!

Wake up pal!!!  This company made $11 BILLION PROFIT.  In case you don't understand, this means they cleared $11 BILLION after paying all expenses which includes our pay, healthcare and pensions.  How much did you clear over the last 5 years after paying all your bills?  I know if wasn't $11 BILLION.  If the company was struggling, we are talking a whole different ball game.  However, that is not the case.  Record profits quarter after quarter.  $11 BILLION over the life of the previous contract.  We are not looking to bankrupt them.  We just want and deserve what is fair.  We helped them make this $11 BILLION PROFIT, thus we deserve a contract at the very least equal to the previous 5 years, if not better.  But most certainly not go backwards. 

Seriously, UPS pays way more than other companies these days thanks to the union and those employees have to pay for their benefits on top of that and get no pension. Granted, they work us like two people and are soulless pieces of sh-t, but face the reality.

My family and many others have had small deuctibles and copays forever and its not bad. We have an annual out of pocket max of $800 for everything.

So if you want to go out on the street for that you will get 1) no sympathy from the public, 2) have worse opportunities at other workplaces, 3) possibly be replaced by the many unemployed out there.

Get real, this deal was not perfect, but it's not a perfect economy either