Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Teamsters across the country have been thrust into an unexpected crisis of unforeseeable proportions. At UPS, no sooner did many of us find out that we were a part of the “essential workforce” than we were fighting on the shop floor to protect ourselves from the virus.Read more
The members of Local 171 in Roanoke Virginia give a shout-out to their officers and stewards for stepping up during this crisis. When any employer neglects its frontline workers, we demand action from them. And sometimes, we have to take action ourselves. We salute union leaders who do it!Read more
On a Teamster podcast, Package Division Director Denis Taylor claims he’s negotiated an agreement for Teamster drivers to get a UPS purchase order so they can buy PPE and critical safety supplies out on their routes. Is this a real agreement or another empty promise from the Hoffa administration?Read more
UPS Teamsters in New York City are taking action to protect themselves and the public in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Fed up with dangerous working conditions, rank-and-file Teamsters in Vermont Local 597 took action and won results.Read more
Amazon has fired a worker who led a protest demanding health and safety protections against COVID-19. UPS Teamsters are uniting to support the whistleblower and demand his reinstatement.Read more
UPS Teamsters in Richmond are getting gloves and hand sanitizer thanks to quick thinking by Local 322 members and decisive action by their local union.Read more
More than 700 UPS Teamsters joined a national conference call on meeting the challenge of the COVID-19 crisis.Read more
While millions of Americans are quarantined in their homes, UPS workers are on the job and in the public every day making sure hospitals and the homebound are getting critical supplies.
We’re proud to be serving our communities and we know the country is depending on us. But if we are going to be a part of the solution to this crisis we need to be protected. As essential workers we are at much higher risk of contracting the Coronavirus and UPS failing to protect us is a failure to protect the public.
UPS makes billions in profits. They can track a package anywhere around the globe, but they won’t track down the sanitizer, masks and gloves that UPS workers need to keep ourselves and our families safe. Many of us use company bathrooms that don’t even have soap or hand sanitizer. This has to stop!
UPS workers are organizing to protect ourselves from COVID-19 and we need your help!
UPS Teamsters United is an independent grassroots network of UPS workers. We don’t get a penny of funding from UPS or the union.
We’re raising donations to fund grassroots campaigns to make UPS management:
provide PPE like sanitizer, gloves and masks that will save the lives of workers and the public
tell employees if we’ve been exposed to COVID-19 in our workplace
maintain our healthcare benefits if we are laid off because of the economic crisis
Our grassroots movement growing. We’re informing and uniting tens of thousands of UPS workers, getting our stories into the media, and getting results. We’ve already forced the company to provide paid leave to workers who get COVID-19. But there’s so much more to do. Your donation today can help save lives and protect workers and our communities.
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