UPS announced first quarter profits of $1.35 billion today and told Wall Street that its profits for the year will top $6 billion.
The company’s strong profits are good news for UPS Teamsters and give us leverage in contract negotiations.Read more
Teamsters United reports that UPS has a contract proposal on the table that gives the company the right to force package drivers to work up to 70 hours a week anytime they deem it necessary “to avoid service disruptions.”
(Reprinted from www.ABFTeamstersUnited.org) A divided IBT General Executive Board voted 13-9 to move ahead with the ABF ratification vote and rejected a motion to fix the pension freeze that threatens the retirement benefits of hundreds of ABF Teamsters.Read more
The company’s first offer falls short of what can be won at the bargaining table. If a majority of ABF Teamsters Vote No, it will send our union negotiators back to the table with a mandate to get a better offer. Talk with your fellow Teamsters and download Vote No bulletins here to spread the word.Read more
ABF Teamsters can still win a better contract. Pass out the Vote No at ABF Contract Bulletin from Teamsters United and help make it happen.
Wall Street analysts report that ABF deal would be a win for management if it’s approved because of “low annual wage increases and a freeze in pension contributions.”Read more