I’m a package driver, and I’m often in areas where there aren’t adequate bathroom facilities.Management is threatening drivers with discipline if we go off our route to go to the bathroom. Do I have the right to pee?
— Holding It
Twenty years ago, Teamster members won labor’s biggest victory in decades in the 1997 UPS strike. How did it happen—and what are the lessons for today?Read more
Teamsters United has launched a grassroots campaign to send UPS and the Hoffa-Hall administration a message that members won’t let them settle short and sell us out again.Read more
The IBT has instructed all local unions to gather UPS contract proposals from their members and to submit them for review to the National Negotiating Committee. Members are pressing for contract changes to address problems that have spun out of control.Read more
Hoffa and Teamster local officials wined and dined UPS management at a hospitality suite held at the Central Region grievance panel last week. That’s a strange way to prepare for tough contract negotiations.Read more
The UPS contract expires exactly one year from today. In the last two UPS contracts, the Hoffa-Hall crew has settled early and they have settled short. The contract expiration date gives us bargaining leverage. It’s time to use it to win the contract members deserve.Read more
UPS released fat profit numbers today. The company made $1.3 billion in the 2nd quarter. The company projects record profits for the year. The money is there for a good contract. UPS and UPS Freight Teamsters can’t let the IBT settle short or sell us out again.Read more
Teamsters United has launched a Contract Unity Pledge to send UPS and the International Union a message that members are fed up with harassment and contract givebacks.
Teamster volunteers are asking UPSers to sign a Contract Unity Pledge that says, “I will stand with Teamster members at UPS to defeat harassment and contract givebacks and win the contract we deserve.”Read more
Fred Zuckerman and UPS Teamsters talked contract issues and made organizing plans to win a strong contract on a national conference call on June 10.
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UPS announced today that it made $1.16 billion in profits in the first quarter. But with contract negotiations coming, management is preaching “cost control.”Read more