May 23, 2013: In 2007 the UPS contract passed with 65% of the vote with about 70,000 votes cast. Approximately 11,000 vote switches from Yes to No would have tipped the outcome.
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Craig Karnia, Local 705, Chicago
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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).
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.
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.
The leaflet and the FAQs can be downloaded, printed and distributed to Teamsters presently covered by the company health plan.
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!
The International Union has put out selective contract "highlights." To protect ourselves from unfair discipline, UPS Teamsters need the full story.
Retirees to be hit with higher premiums
Under the tentative agreement, UPS Teamsters will no longer get retiree healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
Teamsters who are currently covered by a union plan will continue to get retiree healthcare coverage through that plan. This applies to full-time Teamsters in New England, the South, Washington, Oregon, and various other areas and locals
This will result in higher premiums and reduced coverage for thousands of present and future retirees.
Under the tentative agreement, 140,000 UPS Teamsters will no longer get healthcare coverage through a company plan, beginning Jan. 1, 2014.